We floated down the Danube from Passau to Linz overnight. In the morning, we got on a bus and headed to Salzburg. The first stop was Mondsee, a small town on the shores of Lake Mondsee. We saw the church where the wedding scene from Sound of Music was filmed. Also, the row of trees used when the children were playing in their new clothes (made from the drapes).

From Mondsee, we traveled on to Salzburg, famous as the birthplace of Mozart and being the setting for the Sound of Music. I was in Salzburg for a week in 1974. It’s much more commercial now – big name stores instead of the smaller stores back then. And more crowded now as well. We started with a walking tour of the town, ending at the Museum of Modern Art. The rest of the afternoon was ours to wander and discover. Kristin and I decided to go up to the Hohensalzburg – the fortress on top of the hill.

After the long bus trip back to Linz, we had the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. So we didn’t have much time in Linz itself – just a few pictures.