During four days spent in Austria, we finally experienced original Austrian countryside which we have been talking about for a long time. Across the countryside we rode on local roads only, no tolls, no highways. This was the real adventure. First stop in Austria was Salzburg. Salzburg itself is beautiful town where composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. We came early in the morning at the time when the stalls on the main square were just opened and we could have a look on selection of sweet and savory, freshly baked Pretzels. The journey made us hungry but first we stopped to have a litre of fresh milk from the farm. For lunch we stopped after passing Bad Ischl at Gastahaus Zum Baren where we had Wienerschnitzel (made of pork meat) with potatoes.
Continuously we rode to Aigen im Ennstal where we stayed over night in campsite with natural lake Putterersee where we swam before having a dinner.
Another break we made in Mariazell, small town which is popular site of pilgrimage for Catholics. We stayed for lunch in hotel on the main square and we ordered traditional Austrian dishes, Tyrolean dumpling soup and as mains Spatzle (sort of homemade egg noodle) with cheese and onion and Grilled pork Cutlet (pork chop) with chips. The last stop in Austria was near Neusiedler See, close to home, Slovakia.