Ahhhhhh………the glorious music city of Salzburg! What a perfect place to visit after the exciting work of bringing our Bach and Sons organ and media event to Ried, Austria. We took at two-day “vacation” and journeyed to Salzburg to take in the sights of this wonderful city and to be fed with the richness of music and art within its city walls.
Our tremendous hosts, Hildegund and Gerhard Walterskirchen, provided a guest apartment, bus passes, maps, event suggestions, tasty meals, and lively conversation during our Salzburg Sojourn.
We walked the Getreidestrasse browsing the perfectly arranged shops, stopping for Eis Kaffee and tortes, and admiring the Salzburg Festival concert goers in gorgeous dirndls and snappy lederhosen. We trekked to the top of Hohensalzburg and enjoyed the view of the city below filled with church spires and domes and crooked narrow streets.
Sunday morning found us at the Petrikirche for morning mass. A superb choir and orchestra performed a Michael Haydn Mass as part of the service. I was moved to tears! It was so profoundly beautiful as the music and art and architecture became one celebrating the absolute glory of God!
Ahhhh…..Salzburg! Forever a beautiful memory!