and others places that are just between your main goals but and perhaps are worthing a stop!
What I really wanted to visit were Neuschwanstein and Vienna.
but I was surprised to see that they were finally not the places I loved the most on that trip!!!
I really enjoyed that place lost in the Alps...
it's called the Eagle's nest in Berchtesgaden.
This place is quite famous because it was built by the NAZIs in the 30's for Hitler.
They built 6.5km of roads in montain with 5 tunnel and a 120 m elevator in the heart of the mountain to have the best view of the valley.
A lot of people think it was the "Führer"'s house, but it was not!
Hitler only came a few time there because he suffured from vertigo...
His vacation house, the Berghof, was really close from there, but this place was demolished in 1952.
You really have a breathless view from there.
The mountains are so peaceful and beautiful!
Moreover the temperature was just perfect
while there was a real heat wave in the valley!
The Eagle's nest is really close to Austria.
So in less than 30 minutes drive you can be in Salzburg!
I must tell you that I really LOVE Mozart's city!!!!
My favorite place in our road trip.
The old town is so well preserved.
Everything is clean and restaured.
You can see a lot of small shoppes that had not changed for 200 years.
The streets are quite narrow...
with a lot of old style signs.
A really romantic place!
Even the cemetary was sonice and different.
But Salzburg is not a place for antiques and vintage.
Only a few shoppes but pricey...
There are a lot of concerts in the city...
it's fun to see really well dressed people in the streets in the evening to go to theaters.
I was pleased to meet a follower of this blog in this park!!!
We stayed 2 days in this typical "pension".
For our second day in this beautiful city,
we visited the medieval castle.
On the top of the hill, the view is amazing!
Can be somewhere in Spain ...
even because of the heat... so HOT!!!
but really Salzburg is worthing a visit...
the city is great and a few miles from the Alps!
You can easily spend an extented week-end there
without being bored!!!
Have you ever visited Salzburg?
What place did you really like recently?
J'oriente souvent nos voyages en fonction d'endroits que je veux absolument visiter et lors d'un road trip, il faut forcement meubler entre les étapes principales... et voilà comment on découvre de s endroits dont on tombe amoureux alors que les lieux qui nous faisaient rêver nous déçoivent finalement... notre périple ne dérogea pas à cette règle... alors que je mourrais d'envie de découvrir Vienne et Neuschwanstein, c'est Salzburg et le nid d'aigle qui ont volé mon coeur.... Petite ville autrichienne bien proprette à quelques kms des Montagnes, ce fût un plaisir de flâner dans des rues qui n'ont probablement pas changées depuis des centaines d'années... A 1/2 heure de là, le nid d'aigle offre une vue magnifique sur les Alpes... 2 endroits au charme romantique désuet... J'ADORE!!!!
- Prochaine étape... Vienne et Budapest! -