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Salzburg Panorama Museum

Salzburg Panorama Museum

June 2, 2010

In the early 19th century, 360 degree panorama paintings of famous cities were very popular. The Salzburg Panorama Museum in Salzburg’s old town features one created in 1829 by Johann Michael Sattler shows the city from the top of the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

When completed, it spent 10 years touring the great cities of Europe, showing off Salzburg’s breathtaking views to prospective tourists. Today, the exquisitely restored painting offers a fascinating look back at Salzburg the way it was in 1829. The river was slower and had beaches. The old town is essentially the same as it is today, and Moosstrasse still leads into idyllic farm country.

Paintings from that era of other great cities around the world are hung around the outside wall with numbers but without labels, as a kind of quiz game. A flier gives the cities names on one side, and keys them to the numbers. How many 19th century cities can you identify?


Video from our visit:



About Chris Disdero

Occupation: Software Engineer; Favorite Languages: C++ C# Objective-C; Favorite Challenge: Connecting complex programs together so that elements of one UI interoperate within the other UI; Passions: Learning new things. Photography. Electronic Music. Astronomy. Model Railroad Miniatures, Designing web sites; Favorite Getaway: San Juan Island; Personal Motto: “No matter where you go, there you are.” View all posts by Chris Disdero

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