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European Travel Diary | Prague & Salzburg

Sep 9, 2015

The first two stops on our trip could not have been more different — Prague had an old world charm with gothic architecture like I had never seen before; meanwhile, Salzburg was the quintessential bavarian city nestled in the Alps. Prague was loud, fun, and full of people; Salzburg had more of a quiet beauty. But one thing was certain — both were beautiful and full of stunning history at every turn. 

Prague was our first stop, so we were trying to work out that bit of jet leg and took things a bit slower. We woke up early to see the sun rise over famous Charles Bridge to find most people were just wrapping up their night! I stumbled upon the most delicious dessert in that wasn’t ever to be beat during the rest of our stops — it was these rolls of bread that was being slowly rolled over a wood fire. It remained super soft inside while the outside had a crisp texture covered in cinnamon sugar. In true European fashion, you could even get Nutella inside — I later found one shaped like a cone with nutella, ice cream, and whipped cream inside… you bet I got that too.  

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We then hopped on a train to head to Salzburg and arrived in a picture perfect spot; the city was beyond clean and everything looked as though you just stepped out a postcard. It’s a smaller city, so we were able to check it out in the better part of a day with a quick morning trip to Schloss Hellbrunn (where The Sound of Music was filmed!). 

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Funny story — we kept seeing pictures of this crazy looking dessert as we walked around town called salzburger nockerl. It seemed like one of those “only in Salzburg” treats, so we figured why not. The menus warned it took 30 minutes to make, but the wait only made us more excited. We dug right in as soon as it arrived and gulped down the first bite, slowly looking up at one another before laughing — it was HORRIBLE! Apparently it is a sweet soufflé with a raspberry filling and the warm consistency was just not for us. We thought for sure by the looks of all the picture we had seen that it was some sort of pastry, but definitely not a soufflé. Well, it was worth it for the laugh? Here’s an iPhone pic of what we *thought* was going to be an epic dessert…

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The rest of our time was spent around Austria in Hallstatt, Five Fingers, and even a quick stop in Germany to visit both the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden and Lake Königsee. No matter where we went, it was like we never left that incredible postcard. Bavaria is one of the most beautiful and pure places on earth.  

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Fellow photographers Michael & Carina were in Germany and were kind enough to come over to Salzburg and spend one day with Rob and I to photograph our fourth anniversary! More of those coming soon, but I’ll just tease that it was just beyond amazing and I am SO excited to share them with you! 

Austria Anniversary Session



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