Although classes have yet to start, things have been hectic since arriving here in Salzburg. We are still going through orientation and an intensive two-week German class. And when I’m not struggling to learn the German language, I’m off touring Austria, which has been everything I dreamed of and then some.
First of all, last week I went to a pastry seminar, which was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. Six pastries, a table of new friends, and one hour. It was a splendid time. My favorite pastry was the Esterhazytorte, which is a layered almond meringue accompanied by a cognac-spiced buttercream. It is the marbled one in the middle. A true Austrian delight.
I also toured Burg Hohenwerfen over the weekend, which is a fortress. Along with the tour came a birds of prey show put on by trained falconists. This was my first birds of prey show, and I thought it was rather exciting. The view from the fortress was also rather exciting.
Lastly, I went to Bavaria, which is in Germany, to Lake Königssee. Lake Königsee is the cleanest lake in Germany, and it offered stunning views, even on a cloudy afternoon. Many sights from the 1936 Winter Olympics also neighbor this scenic area.
That’s all for now, friends! Stay tuned- I have many a blog post (more detailed and focused than this) planned over the course of my stay here in Salzburg. Auf Wiedersehen!