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AUSTRIA - Salzburg


Location - Central Europe; Capital - Vienna; Population - 9 million; Currency - Euro

From Kotor in austria I had a brief overnight at Split (Croatia) before a long day of buses and trains through Slovenia to reach Salzburg - May 2018.

 

euro1Despite austria not being in the EU, it uses the Euro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria12From Villach at the Slovenia/Austria border the train passes through some lovely mountainous countryside - Villach to Salzburg

 

austria13Never seen this before - the train followed the river for several kms, and all the way a hazy mist floated above it - Villach to Salzburg

 

austria73Go to the pedestrian bridge opposite Hans-Prodinger Strasse for great views of the Old Town - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria79 Hohensalzburg Fortress looms over the Altstadt (Old Town) - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria91A tourist boat makes an about-turn on the Salzach River - Salzburg

 

austria40The pedestrian shopping streets of the Old Town - Salzburg

 

austria37The Sternbrau is a huge beer inn with bars, restaurants, a hotel and this beer garden. And plastic cows - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria46 The Kollegienkirche (College Church) backs on to Universitatsplatz (University Square) - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria49The square is an ideal spot for drinking in the sunshine - Salzburg

 

austria42There's plenty of boutiques and high-end shops in the Old Town - Salzburg

 

austria53When the sun's out there's ample opportunity for alfresco dining - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria50I think this sculpture was in the grounds of a museum - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria58The largest square, Residenzplatz, was undergoing renovation in early summer 2018 - Salzburg

 

austria64I like this guy standing on a golden globe in Kapitelplatz. He's reminiscent of a 2011 Salisbury Cathedral exhibition several years ago by Sean Henry - guessing it's the same guy? - Salzburg

 

austria26Mirabell Palace and gardens are a famous location in The Sound of Music - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria19A view of Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mirabell Gardens, with Mirabell Palace on the left - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria31Don't tell me you've never heard of The Sound of Music?!! You too can screech 'The Hills Are Alive' on various tours of the local film locations - Salzburg

 

austria95Straining my neck at the base of Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take the funicular or follow the steep paths up to the castle - Salzburg

 

austria111From the castle see the Cathedral in the foreground, the Mirabell Palace overlooking the Salzach River, followed by the newer part of the city - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria107A coin-laden window to Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria101A higher view of the Sean Henry (?) exhibition - Salzburg

 

austria98On the other side of the fortress is a restaurant with panoramic scenery - Salzburg

 

austria104The towering walls of the Hohensalzburg Fortress - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria97The fortress was originally built in the 11th century but expanded over the centuries - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria109The Cathedral (Dom) stands behind Kapitelplatz - Salzburg

 

austria88An early evening take on the fortress, Old Town and river - Salzburg

 

austria57Salzburg's most famous son is composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria33In the Old Town is Mozart's Geburtshaus (birthplace) - Salzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

austria34While on the opposite side of the river is another of his museums, Mozart's Wohnhaus (residence) - Salzburg

 

austria36Newspapers for sale via an honesty box - Salzburg

 

 

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LINKS

www.austria.info - official tourist site

www.oebb.at - Austrian trains

www.postbus.at - bus timetables etc

 

I am not responsible for the content of external websites.

 

 
 
 
   
 
   
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