Salzburg – Part 1

Why we took Pepe to Salzburg.

As a dog owner, I know how difficult it can be to go on holiday when you have a canine companion in tow. So when you get ‘non dog owner’ talking about what a nightmare it must be to have to worry about your dog whilst being on holiday, it makes you wish there was some other way… But there is!

dog on mercedes

Flying with your dog can be an expensive option, so for now (until I get a private jet) i’m going to be writing about the euro tunnel. I mean seriously… its a 35 minute crossing to the continent. Its the next best thing since sliced bread! There are no excuses. Take Fido!

safe dog travel

It was actually friends of ours that invited us to Salzburg, I must admit it wasn’t one of the places on my euro trip list but we didn’t want to turn down a fantastic week away.

So the drive is around 12 hours from London. Don’t gasp! There are plenty amazing stops on the way! I suggest going a different way to on the way there so you can fully take advantage of the drive.

Stop off at:

Brussels > Cologne > Frankfurt on the way there, then on the way back visit Munich > Stuttgart … You’d be crazy not to!

First of all we stayed in Schloss Leopoldskron Palace which is entirely inspiring!

Schloss Leopoldskron Palace

Overlooking the lake with an enormous backdrop of giant snow topped mountains.

Schloss Leopoldskron Palace view

The palace is just a short wander in to the center of town. This is where i fell completely in love.


There is a completely different vibe here, entirely different from any other city. It feels as if Salzburg has been missed from the advances of the modern world.


Beautifully un-touched by society which I think makes it a truly wonderful place to visit. It actually felt like somewhere in a bond film, There are Lambourghinis, Porsches and Masseratis as standard shooting up the small cobbled streets.

A sunny square with cafes and restaurants… Gelato and designer shops. All of which are dog friendly.


After our lunch we wandered further in to town where there were rows of gorgeous palomino ponies and traps ready to take tourists on a trip of the town.

pony and trap salzburg

We were all pretty knackered after the drive so we set off back to our beautiful abode and caught up for a night cap.

salzburg at night

The following morning we had a buffet breakfast filled with hot croissants, fresh bread, cheese, cold meats, fruit…

salzburg palace

This is where i went for a little snoop around the Palace. Golden chandeliers, old paintings and a library filled with interesting books.

champagne breakfast salzburg palace

We took our coffee and breakfast on to the balcony and over looked what can only be described as the most spectacular lake I have ever seen. Glorious in the sunshine we chatted about what we were going to do next.

champagne breakfast salzburg palace

If you have ever seen the film ‘The Sound of Music’ you will probably recognise all of this, because that’s where it was filmed!

Schloss Leopoldskron Palace

If you’re thinking about coming to Salzburg, its definitely worth staying at the Palace for at least ONE night of your trip! To fully experience the beauty of Salzburg. I’m glad you stopped by! If you loved this post and want to know more, i’ll be posting Salzburg Part 2 shortly! So make sure you sign up so you don’t miss it!