On our way from Vienna to Salzburg, we hopped off the train for a quick look around the small town of Wels.
The Man’s maternal grandmother and auntie lived here until they emigrated to Australia, where his mother was later born. His great-grandmother remained here until her passing.
His mum gave us a couple of addresses where the great-grandmother had lived and we set out to find them. Unfortunately they were both old folks’ homes (one of which had been torn down and rebuilt) so it wasn’t a charming little house where his grandmother might have grown up.
Still, it was a lovely town and we enjoyed our short wander around. Come for the tour with me…
It was a tad cold if you hadn’t worked that out.
There were some surprisingly flash new houses, like this one. Very cool, huh?
The main street was very pretty.
I think my mother-in-law was really chuffed that we took the time to detour off the original itinerary and visit her family’s hometown.
After a couple of hours it was time to continue our journey. We were thankful to the person who had cleaned the train window so we could enjoy the view!
Having mostly visited cities, it was great to venture out to see the countryside and towns.
I took so many photos on this day that I’ve split up the afternoon in Salzburg into a separate post coming up tomorrow. See you then!