From Place To Space: A Winter Tale In Salzburg

December 9, 2012 0


Some of you have followed me along on my weekend trip to Salzburg through Instagram and Twitter – now here is the full coverage as promised. It was a real winter tale trip to the Austrian city of Mozart and ‘The Sound of Music’. From the moment of my arrival until I departed it was snowing. And the old town was literally one big Christmas market. A real winter tale atmosphere!

If you have never been to Salzburg let me tell you one thing: It is well worth a visit. However, you have to acknowledge the fact that many, many other tourists had the same in mind so it can get a bit packed in the old town. Nevertheless, the baroque city center, the overlooking fortress ‘Hohensalzburg’, the winding river and the ringing bells from countless churches will make you travel in time and space and set you in a magic surrounding amidst the Alps. 

Salzburg is not too big so you can basically visit most of the main sights by foot. Don’t miss the fortress (there is a funicular, but you can walk up there and take in the beautiful panorama of Salzburg), the Salzburg Dome, the St. Peter monastery hosting Europe’s oldest restaurant – the ‘Stiftskeller St. Peter‘ (the food and service are top notch), visit Mozart’s birth house, enjoy a play of classical music in the famous Salzburg festival hall. Of course you should buy some traditional Salzburg Mozart chocolates (yummy dark chocolate filled with marzipan, nougat cream and a pistachio cream heart) and local handmade ceramics from the nearby town of Gmunden sold in a beautiful boutique in the old town. Oh, and don’t forget to taste the local traditional dessert, a ‘Salzburger Nockerl’ (it’s the dish you see on my pics here).

During December the entire city is turning into one Christmas tale. All little squares and places are turned into Christmas markets with festive lights, Christmas trees and booths selling local food and artisanal products, mulled wine and homemade gingerbread. Choirs are singing in front of the Salzburg dome and the atmosphere is truly enchanting – I felt like in Dicken’s ‘Christmas Carol’. I hope I could convey a bit of this feeling through my pictures. Have a great week, friends!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply tina @ colourliving December 9, 2012 at 23:42

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your pics! So expressive and emotive! It makes me feel I’m there.

    I haven’t been for yonks:(

    Now, did you pick up some Mozart Kugeln for me????
    No, shame on you:)))

  • Reply Nicola December 10, 2012 at 00:24

    Sie sind ganz schön viel unterwegs, Herr Igor. I’m deeply impressed. Und dieses Salzburger Soufflé-Dings sieht unverschämt aus. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tim December 10, 2012 at 00:48

    YOU ARE KILLING ME!! Just showed Chris your post and he is now totally home-sick and I am totally obsessed with spending Christmas in Germany! Your images are just absolutely stunning … you have got to teach me how to use the camera! LOVE!

    Salzburg …. hope I get to see you next Christmas!

  • Reply Susan December 10, 2012 at 02:38

    Thank you for the quick tour, beautiful shots as always!

  • Reply Phin W December 10, 2012 at 10:21

    oh wahnsinn! wie schön das aussieht – *neid* wir haben nur schneematsch und ich hab nasse socken πŸ˜‰
    liebe grüße

  • Reply Caroline @trend-daily December 10, 2012 at 10:42

    Oh my word-I want to jump on a plane. How completely and utterly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful trip Igor πŸ™‚

  • Reply WeHeartHome December 10, 2012 at 11:20

    magical!! As usual, your tips have been noted πŸ˜‰

    Thanks Igor πŸ™‚

    Xx. Holly

  • Reply Bojana December 10, 2012 at 12:06

    It’s on my list now! Thanks to you! πŸ™‚

  • Reply vickygreece December 10, 2012 at 12:40

    thanks for sharring.. you remind me all that fealling that i have when we went there…. its really a city of fairytale

  • Reply Frida live December 10, 2012 at 13:20

    Vielen Dank für die tollen Eindrücke und Bilder….ich war schon einmal im Sommer in Salzburg….um die Weihnachtszeit ist es ein Traum….Mein Traum ist Wien in der Weihnachtszeit…ich stelle es mir grossartig vor…liebe Grüsse, Frida

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt December 10, 2012 at 13:34

    Oh my, to me Salzburg is one of those ultimate Christmas cities. I have never been there in December, only during summer but it was ages ago. Thanks for that wonderful visual tour.

  • Reply Sarah December 10, 2012 at 14:46

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pics! Salzburg is truly magical and your pics convey it wonderfully. I have been to Salzburg, but not since 1990 – it is a beautiful place in a stunning country as you say, ‘Sound of Music’ land – Merry Christmas! ;-))

  • Reply Gina @ Oaxacaborn December 10, 2012 at 14:55

    loved this amazing christmas tour!! what a beautiful city, and your photos capture it beautifully. thanks for making my december monday morning (record high temperatures here, more than 80F!) feel nice and cold and christmasy.

  • Reply backroads of bainbridge December 10, 2012 at 19:41

    Simply magical! I have been a wee bit slow to get into
    the holiday spirit, but this post really did it for me.
    So lovely. Thank you for sharing your travels.

  • Reply classiq December 11, 2012 at 19:35

    What a wonderful virtual trip to Salzburg! I would love to visit it this time of year.

  • Reply Sofia December 12, 2012 at 06:44

    Salzburg looks like a lovely town during winter with the christmas market – and what better place to get that christmas feeling than in the town where “silent night” was composed?

  • Reply Simple Domesticity December 15, 2012 at 04:41

    Salzburg is one of my favorite European cities of all time!! I wish I could go in the winter-time. These photos are beautiful!

  • Reply Shelley @ Easy Home Concepts January 2, 2013 at 19:01

    I’ve never been to Salzburg but the pictures makes me want to visit the place. They’re really magical during the holiday season! Very Christmassy! And the Salzburger Nockerl dessert looks mouth-watering.

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