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Untersberg Cable Car Ride Leave a comment Read more »

Untersberg Cable Car Ride

June 5, 2010 Join us on a spectacular ride to the top of the Untersberg mountain with magnificant views of the Rositten Valley and the surrounding mountains. The Untersberg cable-car operates on a two-cable system. The difference in altitude from the base station to the…


Salzburg Zoo Leave a comment Read more »

Salzburg Zoo

June 4, 2010 Salzburg’s Zoo is home to around 800 animals. Situated at the foot of the Hellbrunner Mountain, it’s the only zoo in Salzburg. It started in 1424 as a private park of the archbishop of Salzburg. The zoo has steep rocky cliffs on…


Salzach River Cruise Leave a comment Read more »

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…


Walking Through Old Town Salzburg Leave a comment Read more »

Walking Through Old Town Salzburg

June 4, 2010 Salzburg is forever smiling to the tunes of Mozart. Mozartplatz honors this great composer with a statue right here in the greatest Baroque city north of the Alps. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent much of his first 25 years in Salzburg. The Mozart…


Strolling Down Steingasse Leave a comment Read more »

Strolling Down Steingasse

June 4, 2010 Steingasse was the only road in the Middle Ages going south over the Alps to Venice. Today, it’s wonderfully tranquil and free of Salzburg’s touristy crush. This street is only a block inland from the Salzach River. At #9, as we walk…


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…


St. Peter's Church Leave a comment Read more »

St. Peter’s Church

June 2, 2010 St. Peter’s Church is Salzburg’s only Rococo interior church, but it feels distinctly Bavarian in style. That’s because it is. All the fancy stucco work was done by Bavarian artisans. Over the inner doorway, a fine tympanum shows Jesus on a rainbow…


The Salzburg Cathedral Leave a comment Read more »

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…


Salzburg Panorama Museum Leave a comment Read more »

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.…


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Mirabell Gardens

June 2, 2010 In Salzburg’s new town, the bubbly Mirabell garden was laid out in 1730 for the prince-archbishop. In 1850, Mirabell Gardens and Palace was open to the public, thanks to Emperor Franz Joseph. As we walk through the gardens to the palace, we…


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