From Vienna, Austria
OUR VISIT TO SALZBURG, MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE, HOHENSALZBURG CASTLE
Elizabeth and I just got back from a day’s trip to Salzburg. We visited Mozart’s birthplace in the old town, and then took a ride on a funicular rail to Hohensalzburg Castle, which towers above the city (originally built in 1503).
For those who have not been here, Salzburg is about a 3.5 hour car ride from Vienna. So we’ve had a full and busy day, both in Vienna city traffic, on the freeways, and in Salzburg.
The most amazing thing is that we did all that basically solely on intuition. Our Vienna city map did not cover the area through which we were driving. So we had to rely 100% on divine guidance. And what guidance it was!
Six years ago, Elizabeth and I passed through Salzburg on our drive from Stuttgart, Germany to Pula in Croatia. We parked the car on the far side of the river and walk into the old town just to have a coffee break. Then we continued our ride south to Slovenia etc. This brief stopover was part of our “Epic Shamanic Pilgrimage for Love and Peace” – to Clear Continental Chakras of Constantine’s and Other Warrior Energies.
Serendipity? No. Divine guidance. Here are some of our Oct 2011 photos…
Today, arriving in Salzburg from a completely different direction, and again without any maps just like 6 years ago, we ended up parking at the exact same spot, walking across the exact same bridge, and having coffee at the exact same coffee shop. I even wore a green shirt back then as today.
Believe it or not, even though Mozart is probably the main tourist attraction in all of Austria, not just in his native Salzburg, we had trouble finding his birthplace. I had to ask at least three people, and backtrack twice, before we finally did end up there.
And it was actually quite unremarkable in the end. At least in comparison to a HUGE life Mozart had created in just 35 years.
VISIT TO THE CASTLE
I asked the waitress during our first coffee break if there was a way to get up to the castle without actually having to “hoof it” (climb it).
“Sure,” she cheerfully replied. “Just follow this narrow street till you get to an even narrower small street between the two houses. And that will take you to a cable car.”
“A narrow small street between two houses?” I was thinking. “Hm, is there any other kind of street other than between some houses?”
Nevertheless, I thanked the young lady for her guidance and resolved to have our spirit guides do the rest of the work.
And now, here’s a short video clip of our ride on this funicular rail…