Sunday, June 17, 2012
Day 3 Salzburg
Day 3 - Salzburg The day started early but all were refreshed. I took a couple of students for a morning run around a beautiful park and then breakfast at the hotel which was really nice - meats, fruits, breads, cereals, juices and more. Full bellies, we loaded the bus for Salzburg. A very beautiful two hour drive. We saw the Alps and a very pretty lake. Once we arrived, we went to the Mirabelle gardens. They were lovely and many students mentioned they could spend the afternoon just sitting and watching people. A local band was playing and it was fun to listen to German songs and wander around. We were once again divided into four groups and got a two-hour walking tour around the city. I think everyone had a great time and learned some new things. The Sound of Music abounds and everywhere you turn you think you might see Julie Andrews dressed as Maria coming around corner. And of course Mozart is everywhere. We did not get to tour his houses but did get to see them. After the tours we had two hours for sighting seeing, eating and shopping. Everyone had free time to do as they liked. It was not crowded as on Sundays most things are closed. So it was easy and very safe to wonder around and do what you liked. And now we are back on the bus headed to Munich. It will be an early dinner and then a rehearsal. Over all another great day.