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City Tour

Eufron got up early next day and did some washing. Apples and cake for breakfast. Walked to Mirabellplatz to get city tour: just us two on the tour.

Our guide seemed to have a pre-recorded spiel: non-interactive. Took us around all the places that we'd already discovered in the right bank, then up the Monchberg on very narrow roads and lanes, where we had to back down once and a truck backed up, once: then off through the old town and to Hellbrun. We had 20 minutes where Dewi walked around and decided that Maria Theresia's yellow was too strong a colour. Hear shouts from the wasserspiel area.

Back to Salzburg to the courtyard of the fortress, where he dropped us with tickets for the funicular and entry to the fortress. Up we went, looked around, beautiful views, also views of funicular, also private funicular for carrying materials up there. Then down: found it very hot indeed. We walked slowly out of the courtyard, through the university buildings area, dodging students on bicycles, and sat at the nearest cafe at a table on the pavement for beer, gulash soup (Dewi) and small salad (Eufron). THEN started walk back to hotel. Slow, many pauses in shade. Tried to walk always in the shade. Back to hotel and fell onto beds with air-con on, though it was not operating strongly.

Later that day

Dewi went out to explore. Looked into St. Sebastian's churchyard where Leopold and Konstanza Mozart are buried, to Spar supermarket to purchase buns, wine and soda water. Found it too too hot, so back to hotel.

Much later walked out again to the Greek restaurant and found it sported a sign that was is closed ("at peace") until September, so went to same restaurant as yesterday and had grillkotellet (Eufron) and spaghetti (Dewi) with coffee.

Walked back to hotel, slowly, past Marklin train store and sewing stores.

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Salzburg, seen from tour bus on the Mönchsberg
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Salzburg, seen from tour bus on the Mönchsberg
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Salzburg, seen from tour bus on the Mönchsberg
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Statue at Schloss Hellbrunn
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Schloss Hellbrunn, in Maria Theresia yellow, Salzburg
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Mill-stream at Schloss Hellbrunn
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View of Salzburg from the fortress
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The "private" funicular used to bring materiel into the fortress (Festung) in Salzburg
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Apartments inside the fortress, Salzburg
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Eufron inside the fortress, Salzburg
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Funicular car ascending to the Fortress (Festung) above Salzburg
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