Another country to check off the list, we went to Austria, not Australia, Austria. When I was planning the trip, I would tell people we were making a side trip to Austria and the reaction was "that is a long way - but there are Kangaroos and boomerangs." Austria is a 90 minute drive from Munich. The first gift shop I went in to in Salzburg had T-Shirts that says "No Kangaroos in Austria" - I bought one.
The old quarter is a wondrous maze of narrow streets filled with shops, bars, restaurants, Mozart and churches. Lots and lots of churches. Directly behind the old quarter is a tall hill, 2-300 feet up a cliff with a fortress and more churches on top. Admission was about 11-euros and included a ride up and back down on a funicular. I wouldn't have made it to the top and back without it.
The fortress is fun to explore and the cliff top offers amazing views of the landscape. I liked Salzburg. We stayed at the Crown Plaza - The Pitter on frequent traveler points. It is an old hotel - nicely updated. As an IHG frequent traveler they upgraded us to a small suite, about twice the size of a typical hotel room. The room was over the top in style and very comfortable. The parking for the hotel is a block away, you have to pull into the hotel waiting (drop off) zone, go inside and ask for directions on how to find it. The hotel was about a mile from the old quarter. We took a city bus going to the quarter and walked back. The following morning we checked out of the hotel and found a parking lot in the edge of the old quarter (follow the blue "P" signs.)