Saturday - October 6th 2012
For 13 years in a row the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) hosted the Long Night Of Museums and of course the event took place this year as well. It was our third participation and it was a lot of fun like the years before. With a single ticket people can visit as many museums as possible from 6pm until 1am. Like every year we started with Red Bull's Hangar 7 at the Salzburg Airport. There guests can take a look at Red Bull's collection of planes, helicopters and race cars.
|Red Bull Hangar 7|
|Formula 1 Race Car|
|Gran Turismo Race Car|
Afterwards a shuttle bus, that was included in the ticket, brought us to the Stiegl Brewery, which is also home to Europe's largest brewery museum. During the tour of the museum, visitors got the chance to taste three different Stiegl beers, beer chocolate and beer bread.
An hour later we were on our way to the inner city. There we visited the museum of the Salzburg Cathedral. The museum offered a wine tasting and of course we tried one as well. Later we decided to take the cable car on top of Fortress Hohensalzburg. After a walk through the castle museum, we enjoyed a cold beer and a great view over the illuminated city.
|Salzburg seen from Fortress Hohensalzburg|
Back in the old town we paid a visit to the Salzburg Museum which hosted an exhibition about the Trapp Family and its escape from Austria to the United States. Since we got hungry by now, we had a veggie burger at the newly opened Burger King and then we visited a friend of ours in another museum. There he run a buffet and so we had to drink another beer with him. By the way, thanks for the delicious vegan wrap! Around 1am we walked back home.