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April 10th 2007
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01 Gardens01 Gardens01 Gardens

The gardens of Mirrabell Palace, a setting from the film.
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Today I did a day trip to Salzburg, it was only a two hour train ride, 150 kms from Munich. Salzburg is just over the German/Austrian border. This city is well known for being the birthplace of Mozart and for scenes of The Sound of Music being filmed in the city. The name Salzburg means 'salt castle' and comes from the barges of salt that were transported down the Salzach River which runs through the city.

I walked through the palace gardens that were seen in the Sound of Music movie. From here I could see the Hohensalzburg Fortress at the top of the hill. The city is surrounded by the alps. Luckily for the city, only the cathedral dome and the bridges were destroyed during WWII. I saw a house that Mozart lived in. I walked towards the river and came to the pedestrian bridge that led to the old town.

Crossing the river I was in the old town. I walked along a main pedestrian street and walked past Mozart's birthplace. Then came to the Salzburg Cathedral, the place of Mozart's baptism. The cathedral is from the 17th century and baroque style, but the first building on
02 Steps02 Steps02 Steps

These steps were also part of the movie.
this site was a cathedral from 774.

I then caught the funicular to the top of the fortress. From up here there was a good view of Salzburg. In the fortress there was also museum. It is one of the largest medieval and best preserved castles in Europe. Building started in 1077, it only came under siege once in 1525. After more wandering around the city I caught the train back to Munich.

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03 Fountain03 Fountain
03 Fountain

Also part of the movie.
04 F & F04 F & F
04 F & F

A fountain and fortress.
05 Palace05 Palace
05 Palace

Mirrabell Palace and a fountain.
06 Mozart06 Mozart
06 Mozart

The house where Mozart lived for part of his life.
07 Fortress07 Fortress
07 Fortress

The fortress as seen from the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Salzach River.
08 Riverside08 Riverside
08 Riverside

Looking down the river away from the fortress.
09 Along the river09 Along the river
09 Along the river

Buildings along the river.
10 Shopping street10 Shopping street
10 Shopping street

A pedestrian only street in the old town.
11 Birthplace11 Birthplace
11 Birthplace

The house where Mozart was born and now apparently a very tacky museum.
12 Skinny house12 Skinny house
12 Skinny house

The skinniest house in Salzburg.
13 Statue13 Statue
13 Statue

A statue of Mozart in one of the citys squares.
14 Fountain14 Fountain
14 Fountain

The largest Rennaisance fountain outside of Italy.
15 Statue15 Statue
15 Statue

A statue in a square outside the cathedral.
16 Church16 Church
16 Church

This church was part of a scene for the Sound of Music.
17 Castle17 Castle
17 Castle

Looking up at the castle from the cemetery.
18 Salzburg18 Salzburg
18 Salzburg

Looking down at the city from the castle.
19 Castle19 Castle
19 Castle

Part of the castle, a tower.
20 Surrounding alps20 Surrounding alps
20 Surrounding alps

The alps that surround the city, as seen from the castle.
21 More alps21 More alps
21 More alps

View of the alps in the other direction.

9th November 2010

fantast salzburg super ich liebe salzburg

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