Along the way we stopped at Mondsee. It is a small town but has a basilica, St Michael's. It is the church used in the film, Sound of Music.
This is not a warm mist in humid weather. It was cold and rainy.
Headquarters of Red Bull, the energy drink. They are bulls coming out from the building.
Our guide on the bus was an expert in the details of the film Sound of Music and did not seem to be the marrying type of bloke. Oh look, trolley buses in Salzburg.
Wisteria was just past its prime.
One pole to the trolleybus overhead wires supply the power and the other gives an earth connection. Trams earth through the steel rails.
Upon our return, I saw a news item when a bridge railing collapsed under the weight of lovers' padlocks.
Still raining. Mozart lived in one of the apartments in this building, from memory, third level and left.
Our friend D had decided to join the 'easy' walking group today, the pink group. So R and myself had the company of BJ on our own during the walking tour with the local guide, who cut it short because of the weather. We were hungry and we had heard there was a nice cafe up on the hill above the town at Hohensalzbur Castle. We had a very nice meal there.
But how to get up there? We took the funicular. While it is quite modern, it has a long history of taking people people up to the castle, with a much less modern system. The funicular was rather expensive. Who is behind it? A private company?
The ubiquitous Siemens.
Curious little house.
An interesting water feature to watch.
Opponents of trams often cite ugly overhead wires as a reason for not having them. Believe me, tram wires are nothing compared the overhead wires of trolley buses.
Another two hour trip on a bus to rejoin our boat which had moved to Passau. We have crossed into Germany, into the state of Bavaria. Apparently we did a walking tour of Passau, but I have no memory of it. (I asked R about it and he thinks it did not happen because of the weather) We moved on to Vilshofen for a knees up. We left the ship to the bank for some entertainment in a heated tent, an overheated tent. It was great fun, with even a whip musical piece outside the tent.
In the tent, this thing dispensed beer. Beer is good.
I've cut R out of this photo. The musician may have been looking at him with adoration, or with thoughts of this is how I have to earn my living.