While I am off preparing for the wedding, I asked a few of my favorite bloggers to blog-sit and write a bit on the topic of love.  Jenni writes an amazing blog detailing her life here in Germany and her travels throughout Europe (and girl travels a LOT – I am seriously jealous).  I am often caught laughing out loud while reading her posts, especially those which detail having a relationship with someone whose second language is english.  If you don’t already read her blog, you should.

Hello, Chasing Heartbeaters!  I’m the girl behind the blog Jenni Austria Germany and I’m very excited to be with you today.
When Ashley emailed me asking if I could post something about love+Salzburg, it took me about 5 minutes to come up with a list.  I used to live in this Austrian city and, while I live in Germany now, I still find reasons to go back and visit as much as possible;  Salzburg will always have my heart.  Here are some reasons why!

Salzburg and why I L-O-V-E it.
1.  It’s too pretty to be real
When I first posted this photo on Facebook,  a few people commented saying that it looked too beautiful to be real – one person even asked if we were standing in front of a backdrop.  Let me tell you, the city gives off the same effect in person, too.  When I show people around Salzburg for the first time, without fail, there’s always at least one chorus of, “I can’t believe this is a real place!”.
2.  It’s surrounded by beauty
Whether it’s salt mines, ice caves, ski slopes or just plain mountains (hello, Alps), Salzburg is surrounded by nature so gorgeous you’ll begin to wonder if God loves Austrians more than any other people.

3.  No matter which direction your window faces, you’ll be amazed by the view.  
As a girl who grew up in Oklahoma (the flattest state there is), I find myself wondering all the time how I ever lived my life with no gorgeous snow-capped mountains painted across the skyline.  They’ll take your breath away, they will.

4.  The river is spectacular.
Salzburg is surrounded by the Salzach river which is just breathtakingly beautiful.  Maybe I’m biased because I come from Oklahoma, a place where any body of water consists of murky, brown mud, but I could stand on the Mozart bridge and stare out at the Salzach all day.

5.  The nightlife is amazing.
Salzburg is without a doubt my favorite city to go out in at night.  It’s safe, it’s young and it’s so much fun.  Whether it’s a karaoke bar, an Irish pub or a dance club, you’ll be surrounded by youth and energy.  Salzburg is great during the day, of course, but at night, it really comes alive.

Thanks for having me, Ashley!  Can’t wait ’til you get back from your own little love adventure.  I’ll be stalking your blog for wedding photos!

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