Read Part 1 HERE
Took my final train of the trip to Salzburg. Like I said the train is cute and if I didn’t have five suitcases I would be down, but this was the last train for me. Okay, the hotel I stayed at in Salzburg was incredible! The Property that is now called “Hotel Bristol” dates back to the 16th century and is located right across the street from Mozart’s residence. Hotel Bristol is now decorated with Victorian beauty, a full marble bathroom, floral print everything (WHICH I LOVE) in the room, and the service is top of the line.
Rouje red dress, HERE
Realisation Par cherry dress, HERE
Pamplemousse coat, HERE
A list of things I did in Salzburg that you must do/see, visit the Mozart residence, walk through the Mirabell Palace (where they filmed sound of music!!!), more Christmas markets, and walked across the Makartstecg bridge. I also visited a mid century vintage store which was very reasonably priced and had really cool glass wear, furniture, accessories, definitely recommend stopping by “Jet Lag”. The restaurants I ate at in Salzburg were really on point. I had lunch twice at Heart of Joy Cafe Vegan restaurant, and bought some teas as gifts to take home. When I’m visiting a smaller city and its a little harder to find food I love, I get stuck on the same places that I trust. That said, I also dined at Afro Cafe twice. The food at Afro Cafe was South African cuisine, and I wish we had one in LA!!! I had breakfast and dinner here. The restaurant sits right below this rock that overlooks the city and even has apartments built right in front of it. It’s trippy. You have to see it in real life to understand what I’m talking about. Salzburg was fun.
The final destination. This time I took a taxi. It was $300 to get from Salzburg, Austria to Munich. I stayed at a very nice hotel called Hotel Bayerischer Hof, very old school the way they run things, with top of the line service and amenities. I didn’t spend much time in this hotel, because I wanted to explore Munich. Museums are another thing I really enjoy doing when I travel. Something that really inspires me in my career and generally in life. I visited one of my favorite museums to date, The Pinakothek Museum. You have to visit this museum to see for yourself but there were so many inspiring installations, cars, artwork from Cy Twombly, Franz Kline, Schlemmer, Raderscheidt, Picasso, photography by Araki which was one of my favorite exhibits that I saw on the entire trip. Listen, I know about artists, but I don’t know a ton or even close to anything to call myself an art connoisseur. I can recognize a piece by Condo and Rothko because I love their work and I’m sure a lot of people can, but I am no art guru. To remember the exhibits I see since I have a hard time remembering them all I like to hit up the gift shop and buy a coffee table book or some post cards with my favorite artists artwork and exhibits I just saw at the museum. I bought two books of Araki’s work. I only had two hours at this museum, you need about four to five if you really want to get the most of it! Another museum that was way smaller, Haus Der Kunst, but definitely tied for first place with the Araki photo exhibit was the Thomas Struth photography exhibit called “Figure Ground”. If you’re anywhere this exhibit is showing I 100% recommend seeing this! Now that I think back, this was probably my favorite. On the museum front, the last exhibit I saw was at the Louie Vuitton Espace located right next to the store in Munich. Its a tiny space that showcases art work that LV’s collection is inspired by, and now houses an installation by Ian Chang.
The best meals I had in Munich were at a lunch spot (not sit down) called Urban Soup, and dinner or lunch at Halali. I had truffle pasta and soup at Halali and they were both incredible. White truffles are in season and they were incredible here! Also, a huge fan of Rimowa suitcases, and if you know about Rimowa, you know they’re $$$$. Well, they aren’t as much in Germany! I finally got my first big Rimowa suitcase. I’ve had the carryon for quite some time and it’s been thrown around all over the place and still standing the true test of time. Their suitcases really are worth it if you spend every week on a plane like me. If you’re in Germany stop by the store and get some major savings!!!!
Oh and something I forgot to mention that is probably pretty self explanatory… dress in layers. IT’S COLD during the holidays over there!
I had the most incredible trip, the cities I saw in Austria and Germany were filled with beautiful scenery and people.