Bored in Salzburg

Aug 3rd, 2011, 07:11 AM
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We spent the better part of the day there and five hours of it was in the Shamrock Pub. We loved it and the bartender Pat was the best. He was very entertaining and and we saw Salzsburg through the eyes of a Dubliner. We did the Mozart house, went into some of the shops but was a Sunday so many things were closed. I will always think of Salzburg by smell, the chestnuts were roasting and the smell was amazing. It was a sleety day and inside was the best place to be. I felt the same way about Innsbruck. I don't need a lot to do to be happy though. We have learned to do less and enjoy more of the everyday stuff. I love renting bikes and exploring that way for instance. I get bored doing the tourist things.
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Aug 3rd, 2011, 07:18 AM
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The Mozart house! Yes, we did this too and really enjoyed it. There were lots of people walking through the museum and my friend and I were separated but it's a great way to understand Mozart and his impact on Salzburg.

Now, Mozart may be sensational but I'm not too keen on his Kugeln.
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Aug 3rd, 2011, 10:29 AM
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Schuler, schatzi, I feel the same way about Luzern!

It is a pretty city, but I get bored after one day.

Any Swans in Salzburg???

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Aug 3rd, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Hi PP,

Yes, I can understand how Luzern can also get boring. The old town of Salzburg is perhaps more intact than Luzern, but Luzern's scenery is still tough to beat. And Luzern also has more swans. But for the price one must pay to stay in Luzern, it better well have more swans, right?
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Aug 3rd, 2011, 07:15 PM
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If a city is found boring IMO then it is your fault and not the city's!
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Aug 3rd, 2011, 07:17 PM
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I should have said if you find a city like Salzburg boring then it is your fault and not the city;s fault - some cities with nothing espcial to offer that may be the case but in Salzburg if IMO you find it boring then you will find many if not most places boring.
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Aug 3rd, 2011, 07:17 PM
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I should have said if you find a city like Salzburg boring then it is your fault and not the city;s fault - some cities with nothing espcial to offer that may be the case but in Salzburg if IMO you find it boring then you will find many if not most places boring.
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Aug 4th, 2011, 10:10 AM
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That is nonsense. Some cities are boring because there just is no vibe. Or there really isn't anything fabulous to see.

Florence is a smaller city, like Salzburg, but there is just so much to see and do, so much atmosphere, that you could hardly be bored there.

But, there is no Uffizi Gallery, no "David", no Bargello, no Santa Croce, etc. in a places like Luzern or Salzburg.

Luzern is a very pretty town, but after you have strolled around the lake and seen the Lion of Luzern and Kappelbrucke, there really isn't much to do except get out of the city to see something like Mt. Pilatus.

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Aug 4th, 2011, 11:00 AM
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P_P is correct again. Salzburg, although lovely in architecture, had very little to offer tourists during the July week. Yes, there were concerts in certain places but the old town would rather sleep in contentment. The squares around the Dom were dull, grey and offered very little to do.

Luzern is probably very similar. I'd go mad if I had to stay in Luzern 4 nights without doing day trips outside of the city.

PS: I really liked the cemetary in the old town, nestled along the fortress walls. I found lots of history, character and culture among the old gravestones.
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Aug 4th, 2011, 11:17 AM
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I love Salzburg, but agree that 4 right in/near the city would be too much for me. Too bad you didn't explore the hills around Salzburg though - it's a lovely region and I could spend weeks or longer enjoying being in the outdoors. Hiking, wandering, biking - alive in the hills.
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Aug 4th, 2011, 11:31 AM
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I loved the Augustiner Brau's beer garden...(can't make an umlaut, sorry.) One of my best travel moments, ever, was hanging out there on a hot summer night.

I thought the Sound of Music tour was a hoot, and I rarely do things like that.
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Aug 4th, 2011, 11:47 AM
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the unique cemeteries makie Salzburg exciting not dead!
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Aug 4th, 2011, 11:55 AM
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I'd find London, Rome and Paris boring after 4 days. Why go on vacation and sit in one place anyway? That's why I refuse to go to the beach when I'm off from work. Get out and do something. Salzburg makes a nice base for excursions into the countryside (but I prefer Berchtesgaden). Lots of alpine scenery, history, great food and drink, friendly people and wildlife in that corner of Europe.
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