After a romantic drive down part of the Austria’s Romantic Road…we headed off across the border into Germany for 24 hours to visit Berchtesgaden and Konigssee.  I have good memories of staying around this area in 2003 with my family while on our European road trip and again when G and I visited a few years ago.

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Leaving the snowy pastures of Austria behind us…we arrived to some more snowy pastures in Germany and our first stop was the pretty village of Berchtesgaden.

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The town is rather compact and had a tiny little Christmas market…

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…so we just wandered around taking everything in…

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…this florist got me into a right old pickle…I wanted so many items but left empty handed (this is what happens when you read to many personal finance and decluttering books!)

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…pretty in pink to make the boys wink…

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…the town has beautiful painted buildings that are gorgeous.

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^^look at the shadows!

G found me a pair of slippers…

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…I was VERY tempted!  My ugg slippers just haven’t done the distance for the price point!

Berchtesgaden isn’t that big so you don’t need to spend too much time exploring and we didn’t as G wanted to head to a hotel that we had stayed in many moons again when it was under the Intercontinental branding but now sits with under the Kempinski hotel chain.

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We took a few different routes to get the hotel as there were road works and snow to contend with but eventually we made it to the Hotel Kempinksi Berchtesgaden and the views were just as good as we’d remember them.

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The hotel hasn’t changed much from our last visit, maybe a few different changes here and there and it looks a bit sleeker (sharp edges, darker etc…not necessarily my favourite interiors or original but hey ho!)…unfortunately the service was not as good on this visit but not a surprise really as the Kempinksi hotel chains have never impressed me much…remember that awful gluten free afternoon tea in Berlin.

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^^Me…oh look at all that snow…let’s go and see how deep it is…up to my knees and the snow ends up inside my toasty warm boots…doh…Kelly…doh!   I didn’t learn from this mistake either…I did it again!

We had a cuppa and a piece of cake and then toddled off down to Lake Kongingssee which was where we were spending a night.  G and I had spent a day down at the lake doing a Segway tour a few years back and always said we would return as it was super duper pretty; under a blanket of snow it was breathtakingly gorgeous.

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After checking into our cute little accommodation right at the front of the lake (a hotel I vowed to stay in when we visited the last time…it wasn’t flash but it was cute and original!)…

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…. we purchased tickets for a boat trip on the lake just as the sun was setting…it was perfect timing bar the three annoying Mean Girls whom we had the misfortune to share the boat trip with (I think G was thinking about jumping off the boat and swimming back…they were THAT bad, THAT loud and gave me a look of move, I want your seat while standing over me…my nana’s evil glare that I’ve inherited plus my wtf face had them moving back towards the front of the boat fast where they continued to take photos for the ‘gram…it’s all for the ‘gram girls…all for the ‘gram while they bitched about their friend who had stayed at the hotel!).  Thankfully the lovely tour guide got on the blower and it quietened them down slightly and we were able to enjoy the views.

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^^The boats are electric!

As we left the dock…we sat back and took in the views over the village on the lakes edge….

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Can you see the reindeers…or maybe they were just deer’s…I can’t remember now?!?

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Lake Königssee is Germany’s cleanest lake and is a beautiful shade of emerald green…we sliced swiftly through the crystal clear waters while admiring the views

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Due to the winter season, the boat trip only visited one stop to the famous church on the lake, St. Bartholomä Church which was stunning.

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Unfortunately we couldn’t go inside as they were holding a performance but walking around the church I could hear the beautiful carols…the calmness of the lake and the snowy landscape felt truly serene.

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Ahhhh….Germany, you are still one of my favourite countries in Europe!

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After spending 48 hours exploring Salzburg, we hired a rental car and took a lovely drive along Austria’s Romantic Road visiting three gorgeous little towns, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang and Hallstatt.  Years ago, pre-blog days we had driven as a family down the Romantic Road in Germany but what I didn’t realise was that there was a Romantic Road in Austria as well, running from Salzburg to Vienna.

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Our first stop was the pretty little town of St. Gilgen which sits perfectly beside Lake Wolfgangsee; it was a beautiful bright morning on the day we popped in for a hot chocolate…and it’s a very easy drive from Salzburg.

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^^Those trees look like they’re dusted in icing sugar!

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We wandered around the Christmas market and looked at the pretty decorations for sale…

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…the buildings were rather delightful as well.

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We popped into a cosy cafe for a hot chocolate and something sweet…

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…the cafe was like a little time warp of beautiful tins and photos clinging to the wall.  We watched the world go buy and I made the decision to buy the gorgeous candles that they were selling.

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St Gilgen is a beautiful spot to just amble away some time…and it has an interesting history as well.  If it was a tad warmer we would have ventured out onto the lake…it was rather nippley and I was about to poke someones eye out!  You can take a boat trip on the lake that stops off at various other towns and villages nearby.

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After wandering back to the car and removing about three layers of clothing, we headed off in the direction of St. Wolfgang which is the main town in the area.  Once again the drive is pretty straight forward, the roads are clear and easy to drive but parking was a slight problem…possibly due to the Christmas Market.

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St. Wolfgang was again all decorated for the festive period, so we had a look around the stalls which were starting to become a bit repetitious unfortunately.  The St. Wolfgang Christmas market seems to be more focussed on food though.

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We checked out the nativity…which was pretty nifty….I always like a guest that brings a sheep with them so we can whip up a mean shepherds pie…

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…they are always welcome in my house…

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…unfortunately he brings a lot of friends with him!

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We had looked at taking the little cog train up the mountain but it was rather freezing cold; below 5 degrees so rather nippley to say the least again…and there was a sauna screaming our names like a banshee.

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The sun sets rather early so we decided to head to our hotel in the mountains for the night which came with a rather lovely sauna…the rooms were rather basic along with the rest of the hotel however this view….

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…was bloody amazing!

Waking up early the following morning we headed off in the direction of Hallstatt…having to wait for a passing train…

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…which passed at the right time as I wanted to jump out of the car to take this photo!

We made a few stops along the way as the scenery was all just too pretty at times…

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Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

…as I keep saying…it was like we were stuck inside a snow globe!

Arriving very early in Hallstatt, we had a wander around before the Christmas market started and even visiting before 10am it was still rather busy.

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Hallstatt is insta-famous (I hate that term…can we please go back to saying photogenic!) and unfortunately it feels that way with the signs saying no drones and please don’t take photos of our house…obviously some tourists have ruined it in the past for anybody new visiting the town.

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

While some folks have made fortunes from instagram; the dark side of instagram is the lack of privacy for homeowners (one instagram influencer recently had a photo standing on the doorstep of a house in Hallstatt which clearly has a sign saying no photographs…just because you’re an influencer doesn’t mean you can enter someone’s private property…when one idiot does this…another ten idiots follow…grrr!), no longer having a little piece of your own world to enjoy and often spots like this become a bit soulless.

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

The town is stunning, please don’t get me wrong however I’ve seen so many photos that on visiting it just felt a bit soulless.  Hallstatt is often dubbed the prettiest place in all of Austria…is it pretty but prettiest of them all…who knows!

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

We wandered around…losing feeling of our fingers as it was minus 11 degrees and started to look forward to popping into the warmth of the car.

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I think in time, the town will hit the endangered listing due to mass tourism.  If you do plan to visit, get there early to nab a car park and have a wander around.  Unfortunately some spots don’t live up to our beautiful expectations when you do visit.

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

G had found a lovely little rest stop which looked across the crystal clear water to Hallstatt…I much preferred this view…just us with some birds enjoying the joy.

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

I really adored St Gilgen and would be happily return (it was a spot that we randomly chose to visit on the day!)…Hallstatt was interesting to visit, pretty yes but very soulless and not somewhere I would visit again in a hurry.

Austria Travel Inspiration - Driving Along Austria's Romantic Road...St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Looking for a sweet European road trip then why not hire a car from Salzburg to Vienna for your next vacation. #Austria #Hallstatt #80pairsofshoes #traveltips #beautifuldestinations #EuropeanRoadTrip #Europe

We’ve visited Austria a few times now and I would happily return as it’s a very underrated country in Europe…Vienna makes a wonderful city break destination at any time of the year (my gluten free guide to Vienna as well if you travel just to eat cake!) and Salzburg and surrounding villages are a great little area to visit for the Christmas markets.

Travel Tips for Austria’s Romantic Road

  • Hiring a car at Salzburg Airport is rather easy; the pick up points are a quick walk across from arrivals.  I booked via Expedia to get the best deal however I went through the topcashback.com website first and got myself 12% cashback on my Expedia booking…it’s totally worth using the topcashback website when travelling.
  • Driving around Salzburg is pretty straight forward and there isn’t a huge amount of traffic to contend with but would recommend taking a sat nav or hiring a car that has one built in.
  • Driving along Austria’s Romantic Road is once again a lovely experience; the roads are clear and wide.  Parking can be difficult at times in smaller villages and towns especially during weekends when popular with day trippers.
  • If you are hiring a car in Germany and intend to visit Austria then make sure you buy a tax sticker from a service station in Germany before crossing the border in Austria.  If caught it is an instant fine of over 100 euros that they make you pay on the spot…they accept credit card!
  • Fuel is a lot cheaper in Austria than Germany 
  • If you fancy driving along Austria’s Romantic Road then check out the Official Austria tourism page for more information and also the Romantic Road website.
  • There is a beautiful set of “romantic” hotels to stay at and are recommended through the Romantic Road website  and everyone looks gorgeous!

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On our recent trip to Austria, we spent a glorious 48 hours in Salzburg to visit the Christmas markets and to explore the city.  This was my fourth visit to Salzburg and I thought I would be a bit bored however visiting during winter made me see Salzburg through a fresh pair of eyes and I wasn’t disappointed.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Remember: For all my travel tips for Salzburg with website links, go to the bottom of this post!

Once we had checked in at the Crowne Plaza we crossed the bridge with all the love locks…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and headed into the Old Town to explore the Christmas Markets…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…nothing like supporting the local economy when travelling.  We may have had a bit to eat as well…I won’t show you the photos of G eating a burger while I enjoyed the usual gluten free option available at Christmas markets…chips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

With our tummies full, we had a snoop inside Salzburg Cathedral…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…the ceiling is rather breathtaking…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…sit down, admire the ceiling and take a moment to reflect on life.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We had decided to head up on the funicular to the Fortress next which overlooks the city…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…if visiting Salzburg during winter you need to be aware that a number of attractions are closed so choose your dates wisely; would recommend visiting while the Christmas Markets are on!

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

I will be honest and say that we were all a bit disappointed with the Salzburg Fortress and didn’t think it was worth the money; the signage was appalling and just the overall flow and information didn’t really work for us but the views over Salzburg are just gorgeous so that was a nice little silver lining.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

After enjoying the funicular ride back down…who loves a good old fashioned funicular ride?…I know Mrs D does…we’ve had a ride on a few over the years: Bergen in Norway, Hong Kong, Wellington, Athens to just name a few.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We had a wander around the shops; the quality of goods are exceptionally high and the prices reflect this accordingly in Salzburg and in Austria in general (buy quality and buy only once!)

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…can McDonalds and Zara please be forced to have pretty signs in front of all their stores in future…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

The main shopping areas are rather photogenic in Salzburg!

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We walked across the river to Hotel Sacher for cake as it was getting dark and rather chilly…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…Happy Birthday whoever was celebrating on November 29th (words that I can live by!)…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…I had a piece of gluten free cake just for you!  They had two gluten free options on the day we visited so it’s good to see that there are choices available.

Waking up the following morning, we pulled back the curtains to be greeted by a blanket of snow covering the city and it was still falling…thank goodness we had visited the Salzburg Fortress the day before.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

First stop was breakfast…I had located a great little cafe just around the corner from the Crowne Plaza that offered gluten free and vegan options and it was all rather scrummy.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

With our bellies at bursting point, our first stop were the Mirabell Gardens which looked heavenly under the blanket of snow…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…this is one of the reasons why you don’t see many photos of me on the blog as G has a tendency of zooming in on my boobies just to annoy me (I could start a blog called Kelly and her Travelling Boobies!) however he had to behave as his mum was with us…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…it still took a few attempts and me pulling a Madonna vogue move to get him to straighten up the camera…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and then a rogue snowflake happened…right on the tip of my nose…perfect timing snowflake…perfect timing!

We had a walk around the gardens, the winter roses were weighed down by the snow but oh so pretty…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…the statues were covered in white powder but still looked rather magical especially as it was still snowing….

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…I felt like I was inside a beautiful snow globe…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and a few ducks that weren’t brave enough to get their tail feathers wet.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

G decided to throw a few snow balls at me…my Kiwi ninja skills can beat an Englishman any day of the week…I was taking photos and I still managed to duck.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We made our way to the Old Town again for a look around…popping into cafes to warm up with a cuppa to warm up our frosty hands…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…we visited a number of the same areas as the day before in the Old Town but they looked very different under a blanket of snow.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

We headed back in the direction of the hotel for a loo break (have you had the misfortune to met my 90 year old bladder?)…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…the snow was still falling!

That afternoon we caught a bus to Schloss Hellbrunn which is a Palace that you can visit during summer however during the winter months it’s closed to visitors BUT they do hold a Christmas Market in the grounds…so we popped by to browse the stalls…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…visited a famous landmark (The Sound of Music is one of my favourite movies of all time!)…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…a photo without the open mouthed Wally…

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

…and then waited for a bus to take us back the Old Town where I bought Lisa some beautiful ribbons to use when she is sewing.

The following morning, we had a hearty breakfast at the hotel before jumping in a taxi back to the airport to pick up a rental car for our little road trip along Austria’s Romantic Road.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

^^How great is the view from the hotel?

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

48 Hours in Salzburg is totally enough time if you are planning a visit during the winter months…the city is  walkable, very compact and we didn’t feel rushed in this allocated time.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter. This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe. Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

Travel Tips for 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria

  • A taxi from the airport should cost you no more than 15 euros 
  • The Old Town is a pedestrian only zone so if you have booked a hotel in this area then you will find that they may not be able to take you right up to the door if you arrive via taxi
  • We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Salzburg The Pitter as we had a few IHG points to use up; I’m trying to be rather frugal at the moment.  The rooms are lovely however we didn’t have the best check in experience…it was so bad that G actually complained.  The hotel no longer sits under the IHG Brand and is now part of the Imlauer Hotel Group.
  • Make sure you take comfortable shoes with plenty of grip especially if it is due to snow.  I wrote a post on what to wear to the Christmas Markets however this is what I would advise if visiting any European city during the winter months.
  • A donation is requested for entry into the Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) – address is Domplatz, Salzburg 5010, Austria
  • The Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) costs a staggering 15.50 euros per person and includes the funicular ride to the top.  We didn’t think it was worth the money as it was lacking in directions, information and just plain old things to look at that you would expect for the price! Address is Moenchsberg 34, Salzburg 5020, Austria
  • To visit Schloss Hellbrunn and the Sound of Music Gazebo, catch the Number 25 bus from the Old Town…you can buy tickets on the bus or from a newsagent prior to boarding.  Address is  Fürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Hotel Sacher in Salzburg is probably Salzburg’s most luxurious hotel and located right across from the Old Town.  The tea room is famous for it’s Sacher Torte, unfortunately they don’t make a gluten free option but it’s a nice place to stop for a hot drink and a piece of cake if you’re enjoying 48 hours in Salzburg.
  • The Heart of Joy Cafe is open from 8am – 7.00pm / 8.30pm most days offering a great variety of gluten free and vegan food…I would recommend this cafe to anyone visiting the city.  The address is Franz-Josef-Straße 3, 5020 Salzburg, Austria and is located a short walk from the Mirabell Palace and Gardens.
  • Remember to take a spare battery or two for your phone and camera, the battery life is rather pants to say the least as they lose charge quicker in cold weather!
  • Looking for more posts on Austria then why not check these babies out – A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and the Surrounding Villages, A City Break to Vienna, A Gluttons Guide to Eating Gluten Free Cake in Vienna, Exploring the Vienna Christmas Markets, Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Carlton Vienna.

Austria Travel Inspiration - 48 Hours in Salzburg, Austria in Winter.  This European city is a beautiful destination whichever season you decide to visit however with the Christmas Markets to explore in December and snow, it's like you are inside your own beautiful snow globe.  Pop on over to the blog to read my travel guide to Salzburg and tips including gluten free food advice. #salzburg #austria #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistideas #80pairsofshoes

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As part of our road trip through Poland, we spent 36 hours in Wroclaw and for me, it’s one of my favourite places that I’ve ever visited in Poland to date (It would be hard to choose between Wroclaw and Krakow if I’m honest…Krakow has more to do but Wroclaw is prettier).

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel 

Grab a flask of tea…maybe make yourself a sandwich and find a piece of cake…as I’m going to give you RSI from scrolling as there was sooooo many photos…it’s going to be like a slide show from the 1970’s…you won’t be able to escape…I may also blind you with my pasty white legs as well so have your sunglasses handy…it may literally take you 36 hours to read this post!

Remember: all my travel tips for 36 Hours in Wroclaw can be found at the bottom of this post with links and addresses.

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Why did I love Wroclaw so much….easy, it’s such an unassuming city; it’s colourful, fun and there are lots of quirky things to do.  Okay one of my favourite bits was that it didn’t feel like it had lost its soul to mass tourism YET!  It felt a bit like Porto did when I visited a few years ago…I do wonder how I would feel about Porto if I visited now.

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

We arrived late evening so Ma, Pa and Lisa headed out to explore…I stayed and rested at the apartment as a visit to a castle had worn me out earlier in the day (I was that much of a fragile princess…Dad may have had to push my bum up a hill!)…waking up as fresh as a daisy the following day we went out exploring Wroclaw pretty early….

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…stopping to take a photo of daddy…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…the girls doing a spot of posing in the background…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…the city isn’t too busy first thing in the morning so it’s a great time to get out and explore…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…so I took a photo or two of the colourful buildings…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…bikes and colourful buildings…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…fountains and colourful buildings…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…you get the point, there are a lot of colourful buildings to photograph…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…and gingerbread houses…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…I squealed when I saw this little house and said to Lisa it reminds me of a gingerbread house and she told me that is what they call the building, the gingerbread house!

We started our dwarf hunting expedition…

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…they are like randy little rabbits and can be found everywhere.

READ: Hunting for Dwarfs in Wroclaw, Poland

Our first stop was a little café called Nanan that is a vision of pink which Lisa had found on Pinterest and was desperate to visit…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…how pretty are their cakes…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…I had a mousse cake which they couldn’t guarantee was gluten free…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…but I ate it anyway.

I did love the mid-century detailing in this café; while I love art deco jewellery and buildings, mid-century furniture is my jam (I have an East German 1960’s sofa that I love that I bought off eBay earlier this year!).

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Our next stop was…I’m not sure, I think we took a wrong turn and ending up spotting a bit of Wroclaw Street art…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…getting lost can be fun even though you can feel someone watching you.

We headed across the bridge as modelled by mummy…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…past a little market selling touristy things and food…hello fried cheese and cranberry…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…all this prettiness got me a tad excited…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

….we headed over another rather romantic bridge to Cathedral Island, stopping for a shoefie of course with the love locks…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…there were quite a few beautiful little spots…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…and a rather tall cathedral which Dad and Lisa climbed to the top of…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…while the two with fears of heights stayed at the bottom taking photos of themselves…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…and had a little nosey inside the church…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…here is the view over the city, thanks to Lisa.  Wroclaw is called the Venice of Poland…very similar to Strasbourg in France (which I also loved!).

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

On our way back to the Old Town we headed into the food market…which surprise surprise had loads of food…a gluten free paradise due to the amount of food and vegetables on offer and there was a gluten free shop inside as well selling natural products (you can thank me later for that little gluten free tip!).

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Dad was laden down with a bag full of fruit while we headed off in search for more dwarfs and pretty buildings…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…by early afternoon the cafes and restaurants are filling over into the streets with hungry patrons and there is something on offer for everyone.

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

I think it’s fair to say, that I love a good old door…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…I say this all the time but travel should be fun and we had so much FUN working this door!

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

In Wroclaw, you need to look up and down at all times as there is always a cheeky little dwarf to find or an important piece of history that you might just step over.

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

We found a cute little alleyway that had golden eggs…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…and golden poo…this could be the real reason I loved Wroclaw…golden poo folks!!  Are you scrolling back up to find the golden poo?  This is actually a memorial to slaughtered animals as this lane used to be an abattoir…strange but true!

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

There are quite a few good little independent shops in Wroclaw that you can support…just remember that they don’t like American Express!

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Near the train station is an installation that can’t be missed called The Anonymous Pedestrians…some of the statues are going into the ground and some are rising out of it…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…the installation marked the 24th anniversary of the introduction of martial law in Poland.  It’s a rather moving piece of artwork and shouldn’t be missed.

Lisa loves Jewish History so we went searching for the synagogue which was actually closed when we visited however…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…there was a little restaurant and the court yard was pretty photogenic.

We stumbled across the Ring of Steel, a memorial to Witold Pilecki.  Dad had listened to the audio book about Pilecki, who had volunteered to go into the Auschwitz concentration camp to see what was happening and then escaped with extremely important information.  The book is called Beyond Bravery.

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

We popped past a few stalls selling flowers…shoefie time!

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

After a nana nap….yeap I’m officially a nana at 37…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…we hit the footpath again (in more sensible walking shoes…Superga are amazing for wide feet folks!) to chase after a man in a cloak and a top hat…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…head to Cathedral Island just before sunset and watch as they turn the gas street lamps on by hand…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…there are only two places in Europe this happens now; Wroclaw in Poland and Brest in Belarus where gas street lighting is still used to this day…we didn’t see this in Belarus when we visited.  He comes back…or another man in a cloak does, to put them out at dawn…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…very romantic and something a bit quirky that the city offers.

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

We had a wander around while the sun was setting…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…walking past the most famous door in ALL of Wroclaw, that had a giant sign out the front of and was wide open…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…so dad asked if he could close the door and move the sign which they agreed to….I love my daddy so so so much…he is the coolest and understands my need to photograph a door!

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

^^Such a beautiful door!

Actually…Wroclaw is home to some bloody marvellous doors…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…what do you think?

The following morning, Lisa and I headed out just before 8am and the Old Town was practically empty bar a few locals…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…and goodness we had fun…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…I should point out that Lisa has the most amazing outfits that are always co-ordinated to perfection…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…sometimes you get a perfectly timed photo; sunlight and Lisa standing right in the place at the right time…perfection…I may have yelled at Lisa to stand still while I took a million photos…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…the colours of the buildings in the golden sunlight were beautiful…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…we found a hidden mural wall so the old jazz hands came out…and my new necklace in yellow (I own it in blue and red as well!).

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

^^Matching my necklace to my bra…skills!  Lisa is not the only one who likes to co-ordinate.

Sometimes you wander around again and see new things that you didn’t spot the day before…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…and sometimes you just need to dance like you don’t care…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…or swing around a lamp post, I’m always super dizzzzzzzzy…possibly my love of swinging around a pole explains the dizziness!

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Totally need to give myself a pat on the back for not falling into the fountain…

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

…it would be such a Kelly thing to happen to be honest..and there were a number of wobbly moments…and I’m not talking about my belly either!

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

After a quick brekkie, we were on the way to Lodz, aptly named the Manchester of Poland due to its manufacturing history.

Would I recommend Wroclaw…hell yes…is 36 hours in Wroclaw enough?….yes…could this be a great city break weekend in Poland…hells bells yes!  Did I love Wroclaw…YES…I took hundreds and hundreds of photos!

Poland Travel Inspiration - 36 Hours in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw is so photogenic and is a photographers dream destination; the colourful architecture, the dwarfs and the history. There are so many things to do, see and eat in Wroclaw...pop on over to the blog to read my travel tips on this beautiful destination. #80pairsofshoes #wroclaw #poland #bucketlistideas #europe #travel

If you visit Wroclaw please let me know your thoughts on the city.  Have you visited Wroclaw, did you enjoy the city?

Travel Tips for Wroclaw, Poland

  • Wizz Air fly directly from Luton Airport to Wroclaw, Poland
  • We stayed at this apartment which comfortably slept 4 people and the location was grand (close to the old town, free parking and on a street lined with restaurants which many were gluten free or vegan!)
  • There are a number of accommodation options available in Wroclaw…booking.com is a great starting point and there is a Sofitel in Wroclaw for a spot of luxury.
  • Wroclaw is super cheap compared to Krakow or Warsaw
  • You can walk everywhere in the city however you can take the trams or a tuk tuk tour if you wear your little feet out.
  • Take comfortable walking shoes as there are cobbled streets.
  • If you want to see the gas lamps being lit by the cape crusader then you need to hightail it over to Cathedral island prior to sunset; we arrived a good half an hour prior to sunset.
  • Looking for something a bit different for a souvenir the make sure you check out Folkstar which stocks Polish folk prints and other goodies; that’s where I purchased my yellow necklace from **Coughs** I may have it in blue and red also!  Address is Odrzańska 15, 48-300 Wrocław, Poland
  • Cafe Nanan is beautiful; great selection of cakes if you can eat gluten – address is Kotlarska 32, 11-400 Wrocław, Poland
  • The undercover Food and Flower market (Wroclaw Market Hall) is located at Piaskowa 17, 50-359 Wrocław, Poland.   There a number of gluten free options inside the market including meats, cheese, fruit and vegetable plus a shop specialising in gluten free items
  • The Anonymous Pedestrians can be found at the corner of ul. Piłsudskiego and ul. Świdnicka, Wroclaw
  • There are a few gluten free restaurants down street Świętego Antoniego, Wrocław
  • If you want to read more about my Poland adventures then here are a few more posts for ya…Dwarf Hunting in Wroclaw, Ksiaz Castle, PolandWarsaw vs Krakow, City Break to Krakow and my review of the Sheraton Krakow.
  • During my time in Poland, I struggled to find anyone that would accept an American Express card so make sure you have other options when visiting Poland.  Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted.

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I love a lot of things…castles, cakes, shoes and don’t forget the Christmas Markets!  Over the years I’ve visited quite a few markets around Europe including Germany, France and now Austria so I thought I would create a little Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and the surrounding villages after my recent visit.

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Salzburg Old Town

The big draw in Salzburg is the Christmas Market in the Old Town around Dom Square…the market is spread out however it has a lovely flow to the market so you’ll be able to browse every market stall with ease and there is a great mixture between food and decorations.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

I was a bit disappointed not to see that many Nut Crackers or Smokers like you do in Christmas Markets in Germany (and yes I know this is Austria but had made a little assumption in my mind which was obviously wrong)...I did spot a few here and there however they weren’t that expensive which made me think they weren’t made locally.  If you want to buy traditional Christmas Decorations then pick up the item to see if you can spot a sticker or ask the shop keeper if they were made in Europe.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Travel Tip:  Use your feet…most of the old town is a pedestrian area only and you will stumble upon numerous Christmas Shops and the Advent Markets which are dotted around the city…make sure you wander down all the little alleyways as you will find plenty of cosy cafes and little pop up shops selling Christmas decorations.

Gluten Free Tips: Head over across the bridge to Hotel Sacher for a piece of gluten free cake…on the day we visited they had two options.  If you follow a vegan diet there are plenty of options dotted around the Salzburg Christmas market.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Sternadvent mit Wintermarkt

As I said above you really need to pop down the little alleyways along 

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Travel tip – Highly recommend Mozartwinkel for a place to stop for a cuppa and just watch the crowds pass by – address is Universitätspl. 15; right by a cute little market stall.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Mirabell Palace and Gardens

There is a small Advent Market just beside the Mirabell Palace and Gardens (on the main road close by the Congress building); this is mainly a locals Advent Market and it’s where they pick up their gorgeous wreaths, chug back a few mulled wines and whatever is cooking…our concierge at the Crowne Plaza said that they offered the best Mulled Wine in Salzburg at the Mirabell Gardens Christmas Market.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Schloss Hellbrunn

Now while the Palace isn’t open for a sticky beak, there is a rather beautiful Christmas Market in the grounds…you can visit the markets and tick off visiting the glass gazebo from the Sound of Music all in one go.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

I loved the surroundings of this markets…and I felt rather festive after visiting Schloss Hellbrunn…Schloss means Palace just so you know.  Personally I thought the quality and selection of goods were a lot better here than the main Christmas Market in Dom Square …and price wise it was cheaper than the main market.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Visit the Old Town market first then head to Schloss Hellbrunn…best way is to compare prices however if you see something at Schloss Hellbrunn then buy it when you see it as it’s a little way out of town.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Travel Tip: catch the Number 25 bus…buy tickets on the bus (2.60 euros each way…or it could be 2.80…my brain is pants) or they are cheaper again if you buy from a newsagent prior to boarding…buses run every 20 minutes during week days and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes .  The bus will show the stop on a tv screen so you will know when you’re approaching Schloss Hellbrunn.

Gluten Free Tip: I did spot one or two gluten free snacks…chocolate covered fruit and a slice.

Department Stores

I usually love to look at department stores especially if they are old school department stores as they normally stock lovely Christmas decorations however Salzburg didn’t seem to have any…or the concierge and I were not on the same wave length (more than likely…Lidl kept coming up when I was trying to describe I wanted more of a Liberty style department store than a Lidl supermarket!)…but I did find a couple of shops that may be of interest for you.

Depot Salzburg – Linzer Gasse 17-19

Depot had some rather cheap Christmas decorations upstairs…depending on your favourite colour scheme etc…I bought a couple of things including some funky ribbons.  The quality isn’t great so you definitely get what you are paying for here…choose wisely.

Gehmacher Salzburg – Alter Markt 2

Now I love love love this interiors and clothing shop…I could basically move in and I held myself back from buying a few things that I really really needed like a Reindeer Coat hook…he looked a bit evil holding his gun but my goodness I fancied the socks off him.  I did buy some of the most gorgeous large red glass baubles from this store…at 7 euros a pop they were pretty damn expensive however the quality was exquisite and I’ve never seen them anywhere else.  I tried to buy quality glass ornaments when I’m travelling as they become your family Christmas heirlooms.

Salzburg is a really compact city; you will stumble across every market if you’re visiting for a weekend…you will need to catch the bus or grab a taxi to Schloss Hellbrunn as it’s not walkable.

A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg’s Surrounding Villages

We (the royal we…G drove!) rented a car and drove down a section of Austria’s Romantic Road which is rather pretty…I didn’t have too much of a fixed plan bar one little town in particular which didn’t turn out to be the one I really loved the most.

St Gilgen Advent Market

This was a last minute stop that I added onto our itinerary as we were leaving the airport car park with the rental car and oh my goodness, it was my favourite…it resembled something out of a little fairytale.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

The village has designed these large candles made out of fibreglass and had them made in Austria…they are dotted all around the town, on street lamps and in window boxes and you can buy them from a few of the little stores dotted around the town…I loved them so much that I bought two to take home with me.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Just need G to make me some shutters and window boxes now…G called me high maintenance…as if <coughs> I’m totally high maintenance but can get ready for a black tie event in less than 10 minutes!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

While there were a number of stores selling hats and socks, there were a number of cute stores selling Christmas decorations that were truly wonderful and which we hadn’t spotted in Salzburg (stalls can start to become repetitive…the same hats and socks etc).

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Travel Tip: we had a hire car and there are a few car parks…park up on the main road and walk down, it’s totally worth a wander through St Gilgen.

Gluten Free Tip: We stumbled upon a little cake shop, Cafe Eissalon Dallmann (Mozartplatz 2a 5340, St Gilgen, Austria)…well I wanted a hot chocolate as I had lost feeling in my finger tips and a large meringue with cream jumped straight into my mouth…don’t you hate it when things like that happen when on holiday!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

St Wolfgang Advent Market

Now this was the place that I really wanted to visit as their Christmas Market is known as the best Advent Market in Austria and St Wolfgang is known as the most romantic spot in all of Austria…if you’re a foodie you will love this market a lot…there are a lot and I mean a lot of food stores compared to Christmas decorations.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

The star attraction are the buildings of course which are beautifully painted however I found the market to be a bit hit and miss…maybe I had hit one to many Christmas markets…who knows.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Travel Tips: Park the car and walk to the length of the Christmas Market…you can enjoy a boat trip which runs between three villages on Lake Wolfgangsee or a festive trip on the Cog Railway for views over St Wolfgang (we were going to do this however temperatures had plummeted…try -11 degrees hence my chestnuts were frozen solid!)

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Gluten Free Tips: I didn’t spot anything in the markets themselves and we were full from our previous stop but there are many eating establishments here.

Hallstatt Advent Market

We hit Hallstatt really early on a Saturday morning; we were warned to arrive prior to 10am as it gets packed…it’s insta-famous you see.  Now we were told that the market was open for 10am however we didn’t see much life to it; I think we were a bit too early.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

It’s very pretty under a blanket of snow and there are a few shops selling festive decorations…just be wary that it is very touristy with signs on houses asking you not to take photos of their house…sad but very true.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

Travel Tip – Parking around Hallstatt is a bit of a nightmare, you basically need to park in one of the outer village car parks and they run shuttle buses into the village…get there early to avoid the crowds however this may impact on how many stores are actually open

Berchtesgaden Christmas Market

We crossed the border and headed to the Christmas Market in Berchtesgaden; it’s a area of natural beauty and favoured by walkers during the warmer months.  Berchtesgaden has a Christmas Market which is rather small to be honest…the stalls were very similar to what was on offer in Salzburg and the surrounding towns and villages.

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They do have some fantastic wooden displays in Berchtesgaden though which caught my eye and there is a lovely florist selling Christmas decorations…I left some reindeer behind in Germany…honestly reading personal finance books have curbed my spending a lot!

Travel Tip – there is an underground car park right by the Christmas Market…highly recommend staying at the Kempinski Berchtesgaden for the views and spa alone…while we didn’t stay on this visit we have stayed at this property when it was under the Intercontinental branding and loved it…they offer a spa day pass which is good value for money as it’s a bit pricey to stay now.

Let me know if this Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg has helped you out…and if you do visit and have any further tips why not drop them down in the comments box below for others to read…sharing is caring folks!

Travel Tips for Salzburg, Austria

  • The Old Town is almost a total pedestrian zone so make sure you have comfortable shoes; the city is small and very walkable
  • During the winter months, a number of the attractions are closed so if you are offered the Salzburg Visitors card be wary of what is actually open and if you’re going to get value out of the card…it does offer free transportation.
  • Most of the stall holders only accept cash so make sure you are carrying euros; you will find atm machines in most markets
  • We hired a rental car from the airport for a few days to visit some of the outlying villages and towns – this was as a good idea for us as it meant we had flexibility on to where we visited plus it was cheaper as there were three of us rather than booking tours
  • Viator is offering a Christmas Market tour to some of the villages close to Salzburg if you don’t fancy driving.
  • A taxi costs no more than 15 euros from the airport to the Salzburg Old Town area
  • Check out my packing tips on what to wear to the Christmas Markets in Europe…I’ve visited a few so I now know a few tricks not to freeze by bottom off
  • If you’re visiting a number of Christmas Markets across Europe then make sure you check out my handy travel tip post for the Christmas Markets.

Austria Travel Inspiration - A Christmas Market Guide to Salzburg and Surrounding villages. Pop over to the blog to see Salzburg during winter, all dressed up in it's festive finest along with my travel and gluten free tips!

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