Travelled : 143 kilometres from Munich to Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria.
Visited : Salzburg, Austria.
Stayed : Dedicated motorhome parking area at Rupertus Therme (Spa), free but no service. N47.73096 E12.87276. However there is a Municipal Stellplatz €14 just down the street, with all services, so we serviced the Hymer there for €1.
Wanting to avoid another day with our Italian neighbors we departed Munich on the A8 heading south-east. Its an easy drive and we soon see a change in the countryside as the hills give way to some spectacular mountain scenery. The farm land is a rich green and the farm houses and sheds have an alpine look.
Bad Reichenhall is the gateway to the Berchtesgaden National Park and only a relatively short distance from the city of Salzburg in Austria. Surrounded by Austria on three sides, the National Park pokes like a sore thumb into Austria’s northern border. We hadn’t specifically planned to visit Austria this year, so I didn’t add driving in Austria to our insurance schedule in 2016. Don’t start me on English insurance companies. But as we were passing this way it seemed a shame not the visit the city of Mozart.
There are many other things to do and visit in Salzburg, but they can wait till our next visit. Being festival day made it all the more interesting but made getting around much slower because of the number of people about. Anyway it was an easy bus trip back into the ‘Motherland’ where the Hymer was waiting with cold beer and wine.