We made our way to Salzburg on thursday after visiting Hall In Tirol. On the toll road you pass some of the most beautiful scenery. Snow capped mountains past lakes and cute houses, their roofs laden with snow. The snow here still settled on lower grounds. Austria is such a beautiful place. You leave Austria for a short while through Germany and a checkpoint where they just glance at the windscreen to see if you have a vignette. The trucks here are so good, no mad overtaking, they just stay in line, and at a steady pace. As we arrived at the motor home parking in Salzburg, we parked up. We had missed the check in, so headed into the city a meer 10km return on foot. Arriving at the old town, what a stunning city. We first arrived at Schloss Mirabell and its garden. Unicorn statues and manicured gardens on the edge of the river. We walked from here to the bridge and crossed over into the old town. Walking to the far end we came across a church built into the rocks. Further along we entered a square and around the Dom and Domplatz. The oldest bakery is just off here, run by a watermill and the smell of bread, delicious. We walked up to the castle Festung Hohensalzburg for panoramic views down over Salzburg. Heading back down to the river you pass everyone out enjoying the 19 degree day. Occupying the river banks, the backdrop breathtaking. Austria is one of those places, you think wow, they have money here. Buildings decorated with ornate gold decorations. High end shops and clean streets. The only similarity/ difference to Italy is that the African immigrant that begs at the door of the shops is replaced with a Roma gypsy here. We walked back to the parking and I got chatting to the guy on reception. He was from Sicily and we chatted for ages about food and the amazing places we have visited there. Its funny after speaking Italian for 5 months, it’s all i want to speak now. Grasping german again, i have to think before i speak, not Italian… german. The fuel here keeps getting cheaper €1.18 a litre for diesel. After leaving Salzburg we headed to Oberwang for the night just past Mondsee. Sound of Music fans Mondsee is where the wedding church is. Parked up in Oberwang at a free stop, well i say free, we had dinner at the restaurant. Jason got in his schnitzel and i had a local dish of fried potatoes, ham, pork and a fried egg, with coleslaw. We also had a yummy creamy soup. Apple strudel for dessert, washed down with beer and radlers. We were full and a bargain for €30 for the 2 of us. We love to try the local dishes. So far Jas has had schnitzel in Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Germany. This morning we headed off to Mondsee after spending the night parked up surrounded by snow. The day drizzly, so the photos not so great, but Mondsee is stunning. The lake tranquil and calm, ducks diving in and out. I got my photos and Jas some pastries for breakfast. We headed off to Munich. What a difference a couple of days make. The traffic was really indescribable, hardly any trucks. Every second car had a top box and nearly everyone heading to Austria. For nearly 100km in the opposite direction to us, gridlock, crawling traffic. Dont know if it was the weekend, but wow it was something else. Approaching Munich we parked up at Ikea. i think if people weren’t on the roads they were at Ikea. Getting our swedish hotdogs with dehydrated onions, we decided to drive to Alliance Arena the home of Bayern Munich football club. Tomorrow we are heading into Munich for the day, catching the metro before heading to a quiet town for the night.