After walking around, we hiked up the small mountain to Salzburg Castle. Seeing as it was 85 degrees, Adrienne was unhappy hiking. "I hate exercise" was shouted a few times, as long as "I'm not going to make it!"
And it's a 10 minute walk and not worth paying for the cable car thing to take us up.
Due to the heat, I will admit that the hike seemed steeper than I remembered.
We entered the castle and we walked around the whole castle, including going to the top of the tower, which had a fabulous 360 degree view of the city and surrounding landscape.
It is one of the largest Medieval castles in Europe. It was built originally in 1077, then additions were made several times.
I mean, she is just terrifying.
They had puppets of the Sound of Music, Mozart and various uprisings against the castle. Or the one peasant uprising. I can't remember because the puppets were too scary.
This Romanesque fortress chapel was discovered underneath the castle. It was built in the early 12th century.
with the sound of musiiccccc
Here is Adrienne sitting on what appears to be cannons.
They do not. Thank goodness.
After wandering about the castle, we headed back down the mountain.
The sun was setting, so our attempts to take pictures were foiled.
We were either standing in shadow...
Or looking like we were photo-shopped into our own pictures.
Adrienne's looking less creepy.
Here is a statue of the Ringwraiths. Complete with the Eye of Sauron written above him.
I was slightly disenchanted when I noticed several rats crawling around among the plants by the wall.
Tobias! Adrienne apparently cannot hear the name "Tobias" without thinking of Tobias Funke and making the crazy eyebrows.
Even the fountain was lit up!
St. Peter's. Unfortunately it was closed for renovation while we were there. I did go inside when I visited before though.