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Old 03-16-2015, 02:45 PM
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IX. Salzburg and the BMW at Villa Trapp with stay in Maria's Suite

True to form the Navigation system did its job getting us to Salzburg, Austria from Rothenburg, but once again teasing us with only getting within two blocks of Villa Trapp, our hotel. Maybe this was karma's way of forcing us to make personal contact with the local populace as once again a helpful native provided the final direction. AS noted in previous postings on this forum we lucked out in being able to book Maria's Suite at Villa Trapp, the actual residence the von Trapp Family resided in when they fled from Austria. Maria's Suite was Maria's home when she left the Convent and moved in to tutor. It occupies the upper left corner of the Villa with the bedroom facing the front and the adjoining living room, where I presume she provided the tutoring, facing the back. In the night view below you can see the lit windows on the upper left of the Villa as we occupied the rooms. The below first series of photos depict views of the interior stairway and hallway leading to Maria's Suite as well as the interior rooms of the suite itself as we encountered same upon our evening arrival.

The concluding series of photos taken the next morning at Villa Trapp depict the BMW parked with the Villa Trapp as background, the Villa itself in daylight. As a point of historical interest, after the von Trapp family left the Nazi's occupied the Villa and Hitler himself even visited it during the war.

For some additional commentary and photos regarding our time spent at Villa Trapp and the Sound of Music sights in Salzburg (Specifically with regard to a recent ABC 20/20 TV Special in which Julie Andrews accompanied by Diane Sawyer return to "the scenes of the crime" check on the below link to a companion thread on this forum and scroll down to Post #5 therein:

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