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...

Breakfast the next morning was also the best of the tour; cakes (apple slice, chocolate marble cake, hazelnut strudel and raspberry/cream cheese strudel), many different varieties of  bread rolls and loaves, smoked salmon, cheeses (including brie), hams, cereals, different types of yoghurt (including natural yoghurt), bircher muesli, grilled tomatoes with cheese, mushrooms with some sort of paprika sprinkling, bacon, fried egg (runny), boiled egg, scrambled eggs, baked beans etc. There was also a wider range of teas and fruit juices (including a multivitamin juice). I ate a lot...