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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…

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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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Hellbrunn Castle in Salzburg

May 31, 2010 – Salzburg, Austria We woke up to a lot of rain on our first day in Salzburg.  So we changed our plans and drove to Hellbrunn Castle so we could get a little more wet. In 1610, Prince and Archbishop Sitticus decided…