Welcome back to Beautiful Spaces—a series of posts in which I talk about the places where I stay during my travels. It all started in 2013 when I realized that my contentment on the road is directly connected to how much I love where I’m living…and so made a commitment to find beautiful spaces to call home along the way. This is one such space.
On my way from Switzerland to Slovenia this summer, I decided to stop for a few nights in Salzburg, Austria—a place that has been on my list for a while.
I stayed in a small town called Wals bei Salzburg just outside Salzburg itself. It’s about 20 minutes from Salzburg by bus (30 minutes by bike if you take the fast route and don’t get lost like Luna and I) and it was lovely, so, as I often do, I thought I’d share it with all of you:
The apartment is a studio on the top floor of a three-story building (a big old house that’s been converted into three apartments). It’s got a kitchenette (though no sink or oven), as well as a large living space with all the usual (bed, table, couch). The private bathroom is downstairs.
As I mentioned, the place is a bit outside the city, but for me that was part of its charm. It allowed Luna and I to discover some really wonderful cycle routes (in particular, there’s a lovely stretch along a river heading toward town) and one excellent and non-touristy inn restaurant just down the street. It was also nice to be away from the crowds at the end of the day.
And, finally, as you’ll have noticed above, there’s a massive garden with (wait for it) chickens. And cats…who happen to be afraid of the chickens (which is obviously hilarious).
In all, if you are headed to Salzburg and like staying outside town (as I do), you can find the apartment on Airbnb. And bonus, it’s only $31 per night.
(And if you aren’t on Airbnb yet, would you sign up using this link? You and I both get a credit if you do.)
Planning a trip to Europe? You can see all the beautiful spaces I’ve stayed in here.