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Salzach River Cruise

June 4, 2010 We are waiting for the departure of the Salzach cruise boat which will take us on a journey down the Salzach River which separates Salzburg into an old town and a new town. The boat departs from just below the old Makartsteg…


Hallein Salt Mine Leave a comment Read more »

Hallein Salt Mine

June 3, 2010 The salt trade was key to Salzburgs success in the 1600s and 1700s. Most of the salt was mined here at Hallein, about nine miles South of Salzburg and packed on ships that sailed up and down the Salzach. Salt was described…


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The Salzburg Cathedral

June 2, 2010 The Salzburg Cathedral was one of the first Baroque buildings to be built north of the Alps. It was consecrated in 1628 during the Thirty Year’s War. Experts differ on why it was built. Some believe it was to emphasize Salzburg’s commitment…