Salzburg – the city of Mozart beside the Salzach river in Austria that attracts numerous visitors, particularly in summer. During the festival period in July and August, the city is full to the brim with guests who travel long distances to see world-class actors, musicians and opera singers perform. It’s the time that I really love to spend outside amongst the people
Today I’m sharing three of my favorite places in Salzburg – my home of choice - with you:
We start the day by taking a walk along one of the three mountains that surround Salzburg – namely the Mönchsberg. From up there, you have an incredible view over the whole city and can truly breathe in the fresh air. Those who find the hike too difficult can also use the Mönchsberg lift. At the top, you have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Modern Art, which is located there. Those who prefer to simply enjoy the view can find a spot in the café and restaurant M32. It’s a fantastic place for a cool drink, coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch and the atmosphere is totally unique.
From the Mönchsberg, you can stroll all the way to the other side of the city. After passing the Fortress you are headed towards the old town, where you can find my second favorite location: Eisl Eis, which is the first place to ever serve ice cream made from sheep’s milk in Austria. In my opinion, it’s the best ice cream in the city!
The variety of flavors in this organic sheep milk ice cream parlor is impressive: aside from classic picks like vanilla, hazelnut and chocolate, there are some really extravagant options to choose from. How about sheep’s cheese and honey, apricot curd or gray poppy seed? For all of you that love fruity ice cream, there are four vegan sorbets on offer as well that are manufactured without any sheep’s milk: blackcurrant, strawberry, orange and lemon-mint.
To finish the day, I love heading to Restaurant Paradoxon. You can really relax and spend some quality time on their small terrace, far away from the festival’s hustle and bustle. According to chef Martin Kilga, “the Paradoxon is for people that are sick of seeing and eating all the things they’ve already seen and eaten.” He definitely makes good on that promise because the menu is really one-of-a-kind. Another highlight in the Paradoxon is their gin bar, where you can create your own gin tonic from an assortment of over 100 types of gin.
Salzburg has numerous beautiful and interesting places – a whole range of guides could be filled with recommendations for this city. I hope I managed to present my home of choice in a way that made you curious about it and if you want more Salzburg inspiration; I’m always happy to welcome you on my blog www.yourockmylife.com.
Lots of love,
In 2016 Nina started her blog “You rock my life”. Ever since, she is writing about the beautiful things in life such as fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle in general. Nina grew up in several countries across Europe – from the United Kingdom, over Germany to beautiful Austria. After graduating from university, she traveled the world and worked for Formula 1 for a year. Find out more about the lovely Austrian bon-vivant on her blog.
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