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…

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

…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!

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

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.

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Portugal is becoming the home of huge city break destinations and after finally finding photos from my Lisbon trip I thought it was time to do a post and what better than to compare Lisbon vs Porto!  Both cities are big hitters in the city break holiday market at the moment but which one is best and my favourite?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Tourist Attractions

Both cities are very different in what they offer and cost!

In Porto I found a great array of different tourist attractions including a river cruise, snooping inside a palace, shopping for antique tiles, sipping port and just admiring the beautiful city in the sunshine which was of course free.  Price wise I didn’t find entrance fees to be that expensive and thankfully my hotel in Porto provided free entry for a Port tasting at Graham’s.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

In Lisbon I was bored; travel is what you make it however I had visited Porto first and maybe that spoiled Lisbon for me as I loved Porto so much. I did visit a number tourist sites in the city and I thought they were rather overpriced for what was on offer…case in point was Lisbon Castle Castelo de Sao Jorge at 8.50 euros pp entrance…the view is gorgeous (great at sunset with a glass of wine) but if you don’t fancy a view or a glass of wine (additional cost of course!) then don’t waste your euros on the castle as it’s pretty pitiful.  If you want to visit a number of tourist sites then I would suggest buying The Lisboa Card to save a few of your hard earned buckeroos as it offers free access and discounts!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Lisbon vs Porto: Winner Porto

Tiles

Portugal and Tiles…they go hand in hand with each other but which city offers the best tile viewing?

Porto has the iconic blue and white tiles that you see on instagram and tourist websites…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

…blue and white tiles in train stations…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

…blue and white tiled churches.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

In Lisbon, a number of the buildings have tiles however while photogenic, they weren’t as photogenic as the beautiful tiles in Porto.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Lisbon vs Porto: Winner Porto

Safe for Women / Solo Travel

I travelled to both cities by myself and wandered round visiting tourist sites.

In Porto I felt safe from the moment I arrived until the moment I left the city.  I ate at a restaurant on the outskirts of town late at night and the restaurant staff made sure they took my taxi number in case that I had any issues when I was dropped off at my hotel.  I was warned not stray to far away from the main city centre as it could get a little seedy.  Overall I felt safe walking around as a solo female traveller.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

In Lisbon…well I was ripped off by a rouge taxi driver on arrival into the city and he made sure I was blocked in the taxi so I was forced to pay the additional cost.  It was the first time I have ever being in this kind of position and it was disappointing to learn that almost everyone at my work who had visited the city was either ripped off by a taxi driver or pickpocketed while visiting the city.  If you do visit Lisbon, be aware of your surroundings and organise a taxi with your hotel so that you don’t find yourself hating the city on arrival.   As a solo female traveller, nothing much fazes me especially after travelling through the Middle East however I disliked the men hissing and the lewd comments that I encountered while in Lisbon.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Lisbon vs Porto: Winner is Porto…Lisbon needs to clean up it’s act!

Hotels

On both my city break weekends I stayed at the IHG branded Intercontinental Hotels and I can say that both were wonderful and I would happily return to both properties in the future…and just so you know, I pay for all my hotels!

In Porto, I stayed at the Intercontinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas which was a former palace but has since converted into a luxury hotel.  The rooms are very modern and I was lucky to have a lovely upgrade to a duplex suite on my visit.  The location was really good as I was right next to the famous train station and could easily navigate myself around the city.  Speak to the concierge and he may be able to offer you a free Port tasting tour at Graham’s.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

In Lisbon, The InterContinental is located a 20 minute walk away from the main tourist area of Lisbon or you could use public transport.  The hotel is very modern inside and out and I will be honest and say that it’s a tad boring in comparison to the Intercontinental in Porto however the staff are fabulous and friendly in Lisbon and went out of their way due to my IHG status. The views over the city are amazing.  Next door to the InterContinental is the Four Seasons Hotel so this area of the city is teaming with luxury hotels.  The folks at the hotel organised my return taxi so I didn’t get overcharged again which was a blessing and took the stress out of the journey…request the hotel to organise your taxis in both directions.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

^^My room view from the Hotel Intercontinental Lisbon.

While I love IHG properties I know they don’t float everyones boat so why not check out booking.com for more hotel options in both cities.

Lisbon vs Porto: Winner – Lisbon and Porto…both are wonderful but are very different properties!

Shopping

I like to shop while on holiday…sue me!  This includes visiting foreign supermarkets which I just find interesting especially when looking for gluten free options…you would be surprise the gluten free cake mixes I have picked up on my travels compared to the lack of choice in England.

In Porto, I was really taken with the shopping in city; I loved the independent colourful shops, sipping ports trying to find the perfect one to suit my taste buds and moving what felt like heaven and earth to find the perfect antique tile from Porto…I just loved it and it was all a bit fun!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

In Lisbon, it felt like I could have being shopping in any big European city and while I found a great shop selling a gorgeous Portuguese made wool cape (which I then lost about two weeks later in Seville…I think it’s safe to say Lisbon and I aren’t really friends!), I wasn’t really fussed with Lisbon for shopping.  The shop fronts in Lisbon were stunning and very photogenic though.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Lisbon vs Porto:  Porto is the winner…I think my bank balance would agree!

Sore Feet

I love just waddling around exploring a city and my time in both cities I did amble…a lot!  You haven’t explored Lisbon or Porto if your body doesn’t ache…expect stairs, hills and what feels like mountains at times in both cities.  Wear sensible shoes and you’ll be okay but don’t expect flat cities as both aren’t flat.  If you do catch the trams in Lisbon make sure you watch out for pickpockets; hold onto your bags tightly!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Lisbon vs Porto: Winner…both!!

Gluten Free Food

In Porto I had a numerous gluten free hits and misses in restaurants and ended up rather bloated on my trip…the simple but extremely tasty meal at O Gaveto is still one of my favourite resturants in Europe…simple dishes cooked well taste the best.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

And let’s not forget that Port is gluten free…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

…okay a drink may be cheating but it’s still gluten free and very very yummy.

In Lisbon, the city is famous for it’s custard tarts and guess what, they’re not gluten free!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

I ended up eating at the hotel as it was just easier to explain my gluten free requirement than struggle and having to catch a taxi…which I wasn’t keen to after my first ride in the city.  But and this is a big BUT…Gluten free options at McDonalds…I went in for a cold drink and found this…a happy Gluten free Surprise!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Lisbon vs Porto: Both…let’s call this one a tie!

Flights to Portugal

Thankfully there are now regular flights to Porto and Lisbon from all over the UK however there are more flights daily to Lisbon.  I flew to Lisbon with Easyjet and to Porto with British Airways however both airlines fly to Lisbon and Porto now.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Portugal City Break Destinations: Lisbon vs Porto! These two beautiful destinations are big city break hitters currently but which one is the best for things to do, food, tiles and safety for solo women travellers?

Overall, everyone falls in love with different travel destinations for different reasons.  While I fell head over heels in love with Porto as it felt so authentic, rustic and had a lot of soul; that was missing for me in Lisbon and I thought Lisbon was rather overrated as a city break destination in my personal opinion…I’m sure people will disagree with that statement and that’s fine…opinions are like arseholes, everyone has one.

I’ve heard it being said that folks who didn’t enjoy Barcelona, weren’t fans of Lisbon and I’m not a fan of Barcelona either!

If you do head to Porto then why not check out my Porto Travel Guide here.

Either way…enjoy your city break and let me know which city you prefer – Lisbon or Porto?

xx

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Fact: I love doors!  While doing some Pinterest research on Madeira, I quite literally stumbled upon the beautiful painted doors of Funchal so of course I added them to my list of things to do in Madeira for our weekend break and waited patiently for our trip to photograph them all.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

The doors are situated in the old town of Funchal along the little cobbled street, Rua de Santa Maria where you will have kittens as you’re in door heaven…honestly the doors are so wicked and so artistic.

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

This was how my wander along Rua de Santa Maria went…ohhh look at that door…pause to take a photo…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…takes two steps…ohhhh look at that door…I wonder if I could get G to do something like this with our front door…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…this door will definitely stop those annoying politicians from knocking on my door again…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…takes two more steps…pauses…takes another photo while trying not to have kittens…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…fails desperately at looking calm and collected around said doors….

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…wanders into art gallery for a second to compose myself…only to see a painted door on my way out…eeek…uses pelvic floor muscles to hold in kittens…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…takes two steps and photographs another sort of door…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…while thinking to myself, I could seriously move into this road and live happily ever after…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…screw finding Prince Charming…I’ve got doors…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…and I don’t really like horses and they might chip the paint work on my doors…seriously Prince Charming can go and screw himself…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…secretly plotting how I could take over Madeira and kick everyone off the island…not Love Island style either…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…repeats following mantra in head…they are only doors…they are only doors…step away from the doors…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…oooohhhh look at that cool door with flames on it…remember they are just doors Kel…just doors…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…awww look at her there…let’s call you Flo…I feel like taking a trip to Florence…why has that popped into my head…bugger I don’t have 3G…puts a note in phone to check out flights to Florence….continues walking…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…I feel like someone is watching me…hmmm….are people staring as I’m skipping and taking photos…am possibly talking to myself at this point…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…stops in a dodgy looking bar to buy a drink and use their free wifi…need to send G a message to bring down my other camera and memory card…starts to panic that I have no battery or space left on memory card…can’t delete my other door photos…not my babies…starts to hyperventilate over the thought of deleting photos from memory card…possibly talking to myself loudly with tears streaming down my face over the thought of deleting photos…this is completely normal right??…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…and yes G was still in the hotel…apparently this is his idea of torture….reminds me to accidentally tell G a little white lie on next holiday and send him on a Pinterest worthy walking torture session…have already made him sit through a Pinterest holiday idea board…he was never normal after that…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…remind myself that I should listen to G occasionally and carry my leatherman in my handbag…I could take the doors off the hinges and ship them back to England…no one would ever know…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…honestly they wouldn’t…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…quietly thinking to myself that there are some fantastic artists in this world…

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

…and look who I spotted…an artist at work!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

If you do visit Madeira, make sure you check out the fun and quirky painted doors of Funchal as they are simply the best!

Portugal Travel Inspiration - Exploring Madeira Island then you must check out the painted doors of Funchal, Madeira which are so fun, colourful and quirky; definitely add it to your list of things to do in Funchal. Click the link to read my Madeira Travel Tips!

xx

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