Lunch was at a Marche/Burger King Worthersee, which was a self-service place. This place was right next to the warmest lake in Austria, the water of which can reach up to 22-23°C in summer. The view with the lake would have been nice except it was snowing so everything was grey. Dad had goulash soup with shredded egg and deep fried, crunchy, round things (€4.20, stronger taste than the one I had yesterday), A2 had a panini with ham, I had something starting with “S” (€3.20) and mum...

When we arrived at the Marchfelderhof Restaurant we were greeted by five waiters who held up a welcome banner and stopped traffic to roll out a red carpet across the road. They tied a piece of red ribbon between the two poles of the banner and gave someone a pair of scissors to cut it as they entered. When we stepped inside, violinists and guitarists played us a welcome tune, while inside the dining room there was a keyboardist and saxophonist/oboist. Although there was a booking for 14, we...

Most of the coffee shops here allow smokers inside, which wasn’t very pleasant. After scouting a number of small eateries we ended up going to Café Melange. Everyone got coffee except for me; I had goulash soup (€3.50). The bread roll I got with the soup was round and divided into five sections, liked a pinwheel. The crust was crunchy so at first I thought it was stale, but inside it was still soft so maybe it was supposed to be like that. It tasted nice anyway. A2...

Before leaving Salzburg we had time to wander around the farmers market in Universitätsplatz (we didn’t go to the Christmas market) and the oldest bakery in the city. From the old bakery I got a 1kg round, flat loaf of stone-baked rye bread (€3.90). At one of the farmers market stalls we bought a poppy seed strudel (€2.50), a gingerbread cookie with devil icing decoration (€1) and a hollow, cylindrical Hungarian sweet bread with cinnamon sugar (€4). The Hungarian sweet bread was the nicest of the things we bought....

This was the nicest hotel we stayed in during the whole tour. Dinner was topinambur cream soup (a creamy artichoke soup with maybe potato in it), an entrecote of beef with, green beans wrapped in bacon and macaire potatoes (fried potato cakes with peas and bacon bits) and nougat dumplings with stewed plums. I’m not sure where the nougat was, but the dumplings were filled with chocolate. I was given the biggest piece of beef out of everyone on the table, so I swapped my plate with dad’s. [gallery...