from above you can see the snow-capped Alps
the Residenzbrunnen fountain first spouted in 1661
the Cathedral and Alte Residenz border the Residenzplatz
local hero Mozart has his own statue
the Hohensalzburg Fortress glows in the afternoon sun
the gate in the inner courtyard
an elaborately decorated ceramic tiled stove from 1502
on top of the world you have a better view
Salzburg is the capital of the Federal State of Saltzburg. The city is located at the banks of the River Saltzach, just north of the
Alps and this old town is famous for its baroque buildings.
Celts had settled here by 800 BC and later
the Romans created Juvavum, the thriving capital of the province Noricum.
After the collapse of the Roman Empire the town fell
into decline until in 700 AD bishop Rupert of Saltzburg annexed the ruins. He brought in priests, started the construction
of a basilica and renamed the place as Saltzburg.
By 1077 the Archbishop of Saltzburg had the fortress Hohensaltzburg built
on a hill overseeing the town. Since 1892 a funicular brings you up and down this Festungsberg.
was born in Saltzburg, his birth house
is now a tourist magnet.
In WWII the town was heavily bombed, killing hundreds and causing severe damage.
visited Salzburg in May 2014.
in the Judengasse you can shop and sip coffee
the Saltzburg Museum, with to the left the statue of Mozart
you can take a relaxed ride in a fiaker
the entrance to the funicular to the Festungsberg is a bit hidden
these towering walls of the Hohensatzburg could not prevent the surrender to the French troops in 1800
from way up you have a nice view over Salzburg with the Salzach river running right through it
Mozart was born here in the Hagenauer Haus in 1756
the Music Chamber is still in use