Our stay in lovely Salzburg was cool and rainy, but we were able to explore a bit and duck inside when the weather got too unbearable. Luckily, there’s no shortage of churches and museums in which to wile away some time.
The only real hassle in the rain was the 11th-century fortress, Hohensalzburg, which looms over the city from a hilltop perch. It was built by Archbishop Gebhard as a point from which to repel attacks during the fight with the Holy Roman Empire. There’s a main courtyard, a fortress, bastions, passageways and state rooms. It would have been great to explore the grounds, but it was raining way too hard to do that comfortably.
But even through the rain, Salzburg is a striking city, full of squares, fountains, baroque architecture, enticing streets and natural beauty. And of course, it’s full of music and Mozart.