What a lovely day!! The weather gods were on my side as I took in the sights and sounds of Salzburg. Once a booming center of salt trade (Salz= salt in German), Salzburg was ruled by prince-archbishops till the 19th century. Today, it is the 4th largest city in Austria, and famous for being the birthplace of Mozart. The main attractions are the historic old town, the house where Mozart was born, Mirabel Palace, Schloss Hellbrun and the towering fortress of Hohensalzburg. I took the funicular to the fortress (direct entry with Salzburg Card), and took a walking tour of the city. There are several cafes and breweries in Salzburg, among which I recommend the historic Tomaselli (Mozart had coffee here regularly), Schatz (divine pastries) and Augustine Brau (beer!). Also, a walk by the river and across the romantic love-padlock bridge! You can also take tours to the ancient salt mines and the Sound of Music shooting locations.TIP: Keep some cash handy, some of the older establishments do not accept cards.