August 1994, Salzburg, Austria
View of Salzburg from the castle. The river is the Salzach, a tributary of the Inn. Further downstream, the Inn flows into the Danube at Passau.
At the right in the photo is the Cathedral, built from 1614 to 1655. The church with the fresh copper roof in the left foreground is St. Peter's. Behind it is the Franciscans' Church. And behind it is the Kollegienkirche.
(This more moody photo replaces an earlier one taken on a clearer day in 1992.)
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Much of what we have to say about Germany also applies to Austria. There are a couple of differences, though.
Driving on the Autobahns in Austria requires a special permit. You can buy one at many shops and service stations before entering Austria. In addition, there are tolls on most tunnels, and many mountain passes.
Accommodation is generally easier to find than in Germany. Since Austria is most popular for tourists in the winter, bed-and-breakfast accommodation is easy to find during the summer, at very affordable rates. But accommodation in the popular spots can still fill up quickly during long weekends.