Do you remember the place where Germany meets Austria? Well, that’s not the only one. Germany and Austria share a border of 784 kilometers, with some beautiful spots, and I plan to explore as many of them as I can in my remaining few months in Salzburg.
The place where the river Salzach takes a turn and forms the peninsula the small German town of Laufen is located on is called Salzachschleife. The word “laufen” actually means “to run” in German, which is a funny name for a city, especially for such a sleepy little one, like this. There are two bridges linking the towns Oberndorf (Austria) and Laufen (Germany): the Salzachbrücke and the Europasteg.
This is the Salzachbrücke:
The German side:
And the Austrian:
And that’s the Salzach in both directions:
While in Austria spring has already arrived…
…in Germany somebody was greeting me personally with this huge capital A in the snow:
Maybe these German ducks?
The other bridge, Europasteg with the Kalvarienberg-Kapelle in Oberndorf as seen from Germany:
And the view of Laufen from the Totenberg in Austria:
And finally, the Salzachschleife itself (inside of the circle is Germany, outside is Austria):