SOMETHING GOOD IN SALZBURG
Serious Sound of Music fans can stay in the original family home, Villa Trapp. It’s located about 10 minutes from the city centre, near a train line that was actually the family’s means of escape from the Nazis (not by climbing every mountain).
The villa is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully furnished and brimming with history, stories and photos that will delight all SofM aficionados. Its darker past will also fascinate: after the family escaped, the villa was taken over and used as headquarters for the infamous Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer of the SS stormtroopers and architect of the dreadful “Final Solution”.
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Qantas code-shares with Emirates to Dubai, with onward flights to Vienna. From Vienna, travel to Salzburg via train for a fast, clean and seriously scenic trip.
Stiegl Brewery (which dates back to 1492).