A few miles outside of the main city of Salzburg is a Baroque summer residence, complete with trick fountains, commissioned by the Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus in 1613. At the end of our second-to-last week in the city, Salzburg College organized an excursion where we were able to tour the grounds, beginning with the main residence, … More A Wet Adventure at Schloss Hellbrunn
On Wednesday, my mom and aunt went on a day trip with the Sound of Music and Hallstatt tour. That evening, we met up, along with two of my close friends from Salzburg College, Haley and Michael, to have dinner. The following day, our last full one in Salzburg, we took the morning to explore … More Family Comes to Salzburg: Part Three
As I didn’t have class until mid-afternoon most days, my mom, aunt, and I took the mornings to tour the city together. One of the local sights we explored was the Mirabell Gardens located at Mirabell Palace, which was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress Salome Alt. The gardens were redesigned … More Family Comes to Salzburg: Part Two
Since my dad got to visit me during his spring break, it only seemed fair that my mom, with the addition of my aunt, planned a trip during hers. They arrived in Munich Saturday morning and were able to figure out transportation to Salzburg’s main train station where I met them. From there, we went … More Family Comes to Salzburg: Part One
Fasching is the Carnival season of the German-speaking countries. It starts on the 11th day of November at exactly 11 minutes after 11am and ends at the stroke of midnight on Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). In Salzburg, there was a parade the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and many of us decided to … More Fasching
On Saturday, February 11, one of our group members, Haley, turned 20. For her birthday, she decided she wanted to learn more about the salt mines in Austria and invited anyone who wished to join her. The end result was a day trip to Hallein consisting of Haley, Evan, Matt, Michael, Sarah, and myself. We … More Celebrating Haley’s Birthday
Living in Salzburg, there is no way to get away from the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Every store carries Mozart balls (a candy made of chocolate and marzipan), if not also Mozart perfume or Mozart rubber duckies. On Mozart’s actual birthday, January 27, both Mozart museums offer free admission and there are various celebrations … More Mozart Week
The path to school is an interesting one: we must go up a mountain, down a mountain, through a mountain, and cross a river. However, it only takes around 25 minutes at a fast speed with no detours (so better than Ireland time-wise…).
During my first weekend in Salzburg, the city hosted the 7th Mozart Cup, a synchronized skating competition, at the Eisarena. As I had never heard of, let alone seen, this sport (and the fact tickets were only €7 for a full day) I decided to check it out for a few hours with two classmates.