Thursday, 13 October 2011

Some more photos of Salzburg trip

As promised in my last post about our trip to Salzburg I will share some more photos from the trip.

We took a drive around the lake district or Salzkammergut as it is known in German (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salzkammergut).

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First, we drove to Fuschl am See which is one of the smaller lakes but very picturesque.

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The next stop was the town of St Gilgen which lies alongside Wolfgangsee. The lake is bright turquoise in colour. I’m not sure if the picture does it justice.

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Leaving St Gilgen behind, we drove South to a quaint town called Hallstatt (if a bit touristy) which originates from the salt mining days and is built into the hilside overlooking Hallstätter See.

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The buildings are very colourful and picturesque, as we found in all of the places we visited in Austria.

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It was amazing to see fruit trees growing like this. I think they are pears.

Rounding off our tour of the lakes, we headed back North towards Salzburg and took in Traunsee. This one was spectacular.

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The water was so blue in the lake. A magical place.

Scotkat

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