Everybody (well, almost!) likes receiving letters - I certainly do, though there are other, more modern and efficient means of communication - e-mail, phone, and such like. However, if you simply like getting letters or if you need, say, the originals or paper copies of some documents sent to you while you are on the move, you can use the poste restante service. Your best bet is to use the American Express service, which is available for free to clients - you should hold either their card or travellers cheques. They are reliable and present in all major cities.
First, just walk around and...
First, just walk around and get a feel for the city. I was only there for a few hours. But go to the open market if it's open, and sample the different foods. It's so much fun though just to be there.
This picture is of the Fortress. There is also a beautiful fountain in the foreground. This picture was taken from beside the Dom.
View of Salzburg
Of course the Mirabel gardens looking across to the fortress is a classic view of the city but another favourite one is taken from the bridge as you cross from the old town to the train station. Even on a dull wet day the baroque architecture of this beautiful city with its domes by the River Saalach was evident.
Salzburg is not only famous for Mozart and The Sound of Music, but also for it's "Brezen". A Brezen is a baked good, coming in different flavors and varieties. And though the real thing is the best, following is a recipe in case you can't make it to Salzburg any time soon.
You can get the Brezen at the many street vendors or at a bakery or restaurant.
Side-note: This picture had to be take twice, since my dad wasn't wearing his glasses and actually took the picture of another couple at first!!!!
One thing about the fortress....
One thing about the fortress. Never ask the way to the Castel, because the locals will probably not understand you or might well react with disdain. For the locals, Salzburg's emblem is not simply some castle, or not even some fortress but simply THE fortress. Oh by the way, you can't miss it. It's 120 metere up on a hill, looking over Salzburg.