Bring your camera!, Salzburg
Luggage and bags:
Though wheeled luggage has taken over, I still find a backpack is more handy, especially when trying to make train connections. Steps are more easily taken sans wheels and you will find there are many times when there just isn't an elevator or the escalator is only going in the opposite direction from the way you're trying to go!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes are quite possibly your best friends when exploring a city on foot and just how else do you expect to do that exploring anyway? Though we all love sunny skies, you can't depend on them, especially in central Europe. Rain gear is essential to carry and since it's not generally windy, an umbrella comes in handy too.
Photo Equipment: A wide angle lens is essential when taking photos in cities where you will often be limited on just how far you can get from what you are snapping a photo of. Ceilings in churches, in particular, are best captured with them. Zooms work well in cities too, to get the details on buildings but also for keeping your perspective with regard to buildings. You will have a lot less distortion of lines if you take those photos from further away when the option is there.
Miscellaneous: Nothing an make or break a trip more than the wrong companions. I'm lucky to have my perfect partner in my wife and on this most recent trip to Salzburg, my father and sister were in tow which made for a really fun day.
Please continue with the trip with my Dad and sister in Neuschwanstein or return to the intro of
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Photo Equipment: Salzburg is one of Europe's most photogenic cities, so be sure to bring you best camera equipment. A wide angle and telephoto lens are essential and a polarizing filter will make those blue skies pop out on film.
Photo Equipment: Besure and bring your camera. The Festung Hohensalzburg castle in the center of town will offer you many chances for amazing scenic views.