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Austria & Germany: Salzburg- Part 3

Our second day in Salzburg was planned by my husband: he had heard about the Red Bull Museum and the Stiegel brewery, both good outings for a rainy day prediction .
The Red Bull museum is located near the airport, simply noted as Hanger 7; there is a parking lot but no signage. We took the #10 bus to this location. The museum is free, opens 7 days a week, and is a pet project by the owner of Red Bull, who lives in the area. It houses Formula 1 race cars sponsored by Red Bull and some vintage airplanes, along with a funky photography exhibit, and ultra modern bathrooms with egg-shaped commodes. There are also places to eat inside and a gift shop, and was an interesting experience.
The Stiegel Brewery is close, so we hopped back on the bus, then had a short walk. The staff was very friendly, and the English tour was self-guided via headphones. The price was about 10 Euros each, and included a beer sample and a small candle gift . The restaurant at the brewery was very nice, with reasonable prices and good service. I was noticing that prices were about the same as my visit about 5 years ago, and that meal prices were cheaper than eating out here in California, as prices, since Covid, have gone up so much in our home area. In addition, beer and wine were about 4.5 Euros each, and were much cheaper than ordering bottled water, as free water is generally not provided at meals.
We didn't feel like walking to the bus stop, and asked the staff about taxi availability. The staff quickly called a cab, which arrived within minutes, and cost about 15 Euros. The was the beginning of our cab use in many situations in Germany and Austria- the cabs came quickly, and were so reasonable.
I had the cab drop me at the start of the Getreidgasse shopping district, and my husband went back to the hotel for a nap- everybody's happy. Again, the shops don't stay open in the evenings or on Sunday, so you need to get the shopping fix before closure.
I should mention that the Boutique Hotel Am Dom did have breakfast, it's a small hotel, and the staff would serve breakfast and provide friendly conversation in the mornings.

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This brings back good memories of going to Stiegel Brewery about 15 years ago. I still have a t-shirt from there 😊

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My teenage sons absolutely loved the Red Bull museum when we visited in 2018. A quick way to see an unusual collection, and a good option for a rainy day.