So we separated from our group of friends this morning as they are headed back to London. Going forth, we purchased a 24-hour Salzburg card at our hotel that doubled as a public transport card and gave us discount to different attractions. We took bus 180 to Salzburg Open Air Museum, which showcases the types of houses at different time points. Despite the slight drizzle (nothing usual), it felt like a stroll through the woods.
A patch of kraut used to make sauerkraut (duh!).
The male’s loo.
Think this was a communal canteen/restaurant.
A bee rearing house that looked so pretty because of the colourful doors. Though getting this picture required me to step deep into a muddy field. The things we do, haha.
A room in a beer making house.
A classroom in the past.
This man was making goat’s soap.
Thereafter, we headed back to HBF where we took bus 25 down to the trick museum/Hellbrunn castle. If there is one place I would recommend heading down to in Salzburg, this is definitely the one. These 2 places are situated close together and an entrance ticket will give you access to both of them. But the trick museum was a place for a good laugh as you get wet. Especially since our guide through the museum was pretty funny.
A cave (I think).
Miniature moving display
After the trick museum, you’ll end at the castle where you can take a look around. So the guide saw me posing with a unicorn on the outside grounds and mentioned there was one in the museum. And true enough, there was a fake one. Haha, I’m doubtful that unicorns ever roamed Earth, unless we’re living in the world of Harry Potter.
Simply loved the embroidery on the pants that I took a picture of the figurine’s butt. Oops!
From the trick museum, it’s a 5 minutes walk to the Salzburg zoo, which was pretty small. But I got to see llamas for the first time so that was cool. Their reindeer (only one) in the enclosure looked pretty sad and sickly though.
As the day was ending, we quickly headed out to take the bus back to the hotel to grab our luggages. Of course, the epic moment comes when you’re dragging your luggage to the train station and it decides to pour heavily (with strong winds) that even our umbrellas were no match for it. Mine pretty much flopped and a piece even broke off, even though it was a new umbrella. But we made it, soaking wet, to grab the s-bahn to head to hbf for out night bus to Munich, and later Rome. The bus journey from Munich to Rome was an epic one, with plain-T police coming up to check our passports and escorting 2 guys out. At about 1-2 am in the morning, it was truly confusing, and would perhaps be a bit more nerve-wrecking, if our brain was more functional at that time. ‘Alas, our tired-muddled brain were more like “…” But till the next post, bye!