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  • hello and greetings from austria today we're  taking you on a day trip from salzburg to the  

  • scenic alpine town of Werfen in this video  visiting the Austrian Alps we'll show you  

  • how to get to Werfen by train we'll take  you on a tour of Hohenwerfen castle you can  

  • probably drink it in austria wouldn't you say  i would say we'll live out our sound of music  

  • dreams on the most idyllic meadow we'll try to  befriend some cows along the way you can hear  

  • our new friends the cows and we'll end  the day with a delicious meal in town  

  • jelly belly so we invite you to subscribe and  join us on this fun day trip from salzburg  

  • we've made it hello friends welcome to the  town of Werfen yeah here we are here we are  

  • got a nice little castle there in the background  if you can see that this is the reason we wanted  

  • to go on this day trip basically because it's a  scenic little town at the foot of the mountains  

  • gorgeous Hohenwerfen castle right behind us in the  Austrian Alps and we're planning to do a little  

  • hike called the sound of music trails so i'm  feeling pretty happy yeah oh i'm pumped for it so  

  • yeah let's talk about the train ride over a piece  of cake wasn't it piece of cake so you basically  

  • have two different options for the train there is  a direct one that is a 40-minute journey however  

  • that one wasn't leaving soon enough so what we  did is we had to transfer yeah you overshoot it  

  • you end up overshooting and then backtracking by  one stop you overshoot the town by one station  

  • and then come right back on a different train  but to be honest the journey is so scenic that  

  • i mean i could have spent another hour on the  train oh my gosh it was that nice i mean you were  

  • going through these picturesque towns there were  valleys there were mountains (Austrian Alps) they  

  • had it all yeah we were filming the whole time  basically and just enjoying the scenery so  

  • so yeah wonderful spot and now we're gonna walk  into town first off the castle also i keep calling  

  • this place the Hohenwerfen castle but technically  it is a fortress a fortress we are visiting but a  

  • very beautiful one at that and we're going to be  taking the footpath that runs along the river but  

  • first sam wanted to run down to the water and show  you the color of this river this is the salzach  

  • river which also flows through salzburg and like  the color is just stunning it looks like a glacial  

  • river like it kind of has that milky greenish blue  like a milky turquoise i would say so yeah yeah  

  • i was i was mesmerized by the turquoise waters  had to come down had to get a shot of it yeah  

  • so beautiful so beautiful oh another thing to  mention i just saw a sign you can actually go  

  • on little like speed boat boat tours on this river  and kind of just zip along so if you're kind of  

  • into that adventure thing you can definitely  do that here and yeah like just look forest  

  • mountains this is what i pictured when when  i thought of austria like when i think of  

  • travel in austria this is it right here  this is us and our elements we've spent  

  • quite a bit of time in cities and towns  so we are loving being in nature right now

  • hi sammy boy hi there  

  • how are you enjoying this walk well it's amazing  i mean what's so cool is you have the contrast of  

  • the castle with the forest and then right in front  of us it's just farmland it's very fascinating  

  • yeah the contrast and i'm also really excited too  i mean we're gonna go visit the Hohenwerfen castle  

  • first but i'm also really excited to just  walk in the village and see the architecture  

  • of the different houses it looks fascinating  definitely that traditional austrian style

  • here we are here we are so we've officially  entered the footpath bike watch out for those  

  • traffic jams here on the footpath anyways  we have officially entered the footpath here  

  • yeah and guys we've been cheating a little bit  lately we've been taking the trams the funiculars  

  • today we're earning it we are walking all the  way up we're gonna earn those spectacular views  

  • using our own two feet exactly well you know  what we're gonna work up a nice big appetite  

  • that's a thing and then enjoy some hearty  alpine dishes oh oh there's an elevator okay  

  • this is the way we go up now we're off now we're  off on the proper another dirt path but if you  

  • wanted to you can take an elevator not today  not today but there is one moment of truth here  

  • for this trip i packed three pairs  of long pants we've maybe been here  

  • in germany and austria for two and a half weeks  would you say yep okay well we're at the point  

  • where one pair no longer fits the second pair  is quite tight and the third one my loose pants  

  • i'm okay in those but that is why this hike is  very much necessary so you can probably tell  

  • from the food videos we've been involved  we've been stuffing our beaks and all  

  • sorts of things yeah yeah i feel i feel the  same way actually fortunately two pairs of  

  • pants that i brought have drawstrings so oh  i'm able to expand with the belly i can't  

  • you might have to start purchasing those types  of pants if you want coming back here again  

  • jogging pants just wear stretchy jogging pants for  your trip to this part of the world but honestly  

  • no regrets i've loved the food every single bite  so yeah just gonna have to walk it off walk it off

  • Hohenwerfen  

  • castle was built between the years  1075 and 1078 and it is considered  

  • the sister castle to Hohensalzburg which is  the fortress overlooking the city of salzburg  

  • this particular castle sits onpeak high above the salzach valley  

  • and it is surrounded by mountains (Austrian Alpsone thing to keep in mind before you visit is that  

  • the Hohenwerfen castle is only open from april  to november so it's not a year-round attraction

  • well hello and welcome to the fortress yeah we  made it it actually wasn't that long of a walk it  

  • was quite steep what if you when you get up here  it's just it's just an amazing feeling to kind of  

  • have earned your views have earned your castle um  so yeah we've entered now the price is 13.90 euro  

  • per person and we've decided that the restaurant  is completely full apparently not available  

  • anything available for an hour yeah so we're  just ordered some food from the concession  

  • and apparently this entitles us to a 40-minute  guided tour so that is the only way that you  

  • can see specific areas within the castle  so we'll eat and then we'll probably join  

  • a tour i believe they happen on the hour  so yeah we should be able to catch it's 12  

  • 20 we should be able to catch the one o'clock tour  okay guys so we are just considering this a snack  

  • not our main meal of the day no um  so we got a burger with a schnitzel  

  • chicken schnitzel yeah what's it  chicken yeah it's chicken okay  

  • yeah and a burger bun with tomato and lettuce  we're gonna share it and then some kind of grilled  

  • sausage with fries i don't know the name of this  sausage it didn't say it just it looks white  

  • but it's not fat like the vice most the  white sausage that they eat a lot in bavaria

  • tastes good could be a veal sausage could also  be a chicken sausage i just don't know maybe

  • just a quick meal because we have  30 minutes before the tour starts  

  • and we did get our tickets look i got the tickets  for one o'clock and the tour is the only way to  

  • see certain parts of the fortress like the  chapel dungeon torture rooms the arsenal i  

  • think there's like a tower so well worth it you  need to go with a guide and you need to book  

  • a spot because they only take a certain number  of people every hour the guide the tour is going  

  • to be in german but they're giving us an audio  guide in english so that's what we'll be doing um  

  • bye

  • so

  • one hour later an hour later we just  finished our guided tour of the fortress  

  • and we have some thoughts lots the fortress  itself is very interesting and it was really good  

  • going around but yeah the the guide wasn't so into  it you're kind of going through the motions of it  

  • um the best part what are the views at the top  tower yes so we went up the bell tower the hook  

  • tower actually yeah and you can go right to the  very tippy top and then you go outside and you  

  • just walk around in a circle 360 degree views of  the mountains (Austrian Alps) you can see the town  

  • below the river you can even see another town  off in the distance yeah that was really i mean  

  • that was amazing so if i was to give this place  a report card my personal report card would be  

  • the high cup a mm-hmm the actual fortress  itself castle itself and a and the views in a  

  • the food and the tour were no not a name or  we're like a deer is he but but you know this  

  • fortress is actually really famous for its birds  of prey demonstration like they have falcons and  

  • vultures and really all sorts of birds and they  do a show twice a day um we missed that yeah i  

  • just caught a few clips of birds flying around  this morning yeah but that's why people come here  

  • that's true i mean if we were gonna wait  for the next show we wouldn't be able to do  

  • really anything else in town so it  is time for us to make our way down

  • do

  • well we are on the trail we found it so this is  the sound of the music trail we found the entrance  

  • just kind of towards the end of town going up  the hill and so far we're the only ones here  

  • we have it all to ourselves and it's nice  and shaded on the trail which is really nice  

  • because today is one of those warmer days so you  really feel the heat in the sun but here it's like  

  • completely different temperature so much cooler  and yeah we're really enjoying it i'm hoping that  

  • there's some kind of little cafe or eatery when we  reach the top i wouldn't mind a dessert a coffee  

  • ice cream so we'll see once we get there okay  so we found this musical instrument and this  

  • is going to play the do re mi song from the sound  of music so i'm pretty pumped for it so you think

  • that doesn't sound good does it

  • didn't really quite sound like it but  

  • i mean it says the sound of music trail  and then it has the lyrics to dory me  

  • doe a deer a female dear la la la la la la la la  right but when we played it it would sound like it  

  • that's okay well guys this has definitely been  the most exercise we've had on the entire trip  

  • it's been great to get out and go for two  nice long walks today and when we were  

  • walking through town i was started dreading i'm  like oh the midday sun was kind of roasting us  

  • it was probably like 20 to 25 degrees as soon as  we got into the forest part it's so refreshing  

  • and i just love it and what did you  find can you drink the water you think  

  • it's coming down from the mountain  wash your hands wash my hands  

  • it feels nice and cold you can probably drink it  in austria wouldn't you say i would say i cannot  

  • get diarrhea and i won't be hiking tomorrow  yeah this will be your last hike of all time  

  • it tastes earthy i don't know if i'm gonna  drink any more it does kind of quench your  

  • thirst maybe it's just for like you  know cooling down water there you go  

  • the moment she said oh my gosh don't  take a rest first before we film she said  

  • oh this feels so nice oh my gosh and  look at the views you just go like this

  • wow she's a little bit a little washed out  but it's the perfect position like it's so  

  • ergonomic after hiking like this is the  position you want to be in we can legit  

  • take a nap here oh man i could fall asleep on  this wooden bunch i think i might 15 minutes  

  • oh this is so good is that the alarm oh  i feel like my back is straightening out  

  • stop talking about let me experience it too also  i don't think you realize but you are sleeping  

  • on top of the lyrics to one of the sound of music  songs oh mamma mia do you know the raindrops on  

  • roses and whiskers on kittens bright copper  kettles and warm woolen mittens brown paper  

  • packages tied up with string these arefew of my favorite things and now why not

  • dun dun

  • okay so all the benches have different  songs from the sound of music this next one

  • well it starts with high on the  hill was a lonely go turn your leg

  • okay and one more oh my gosh he says  this one is oh you're gonna like this  

  • cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels  doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with  

  • noodles with noodles hey that's what i'll probably  be having for soccer tonight actually seriously  

  • wild geese that fly with the moon on the  wings spatula these are a few of my favorite

  • our natural out of tune singing should prevent  us from getting a copyright strike oh my gosh  

  • the ironic thing the ironic thing is that  sam comes from a family of musicians like  

  • your grandparents were musicians you're  extended relatives and get them jeans  

  • pretty successful musicians didn't get those  jeans and neither did you we're both terrible

  • oh this one you just you form the lyrics  is that it do you spin it or why don't you  

  • make up your own that'd be more fun  climb every mountain search high and

  • music hello where's high the  sound oh there's high yes  

  • climb every mountain search  high and low learn how to sing

  • if you follow the sound of music trail it'll  lead you to an idyllic field which is where  

  • maria taught the children the dory me song and  they enjoyed a picnic it's a must visit spot if  

  • you're a fan of the movie but even if you aren't  the scenery itself is worth the journey up there