SALZBURG 21 JULY 2012
I visited Salzburg, Austria for a day trip on Saturday, 21 July 2012. I took the train from Munich for this day trip. Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also frequent the city to tour the city’s historic center, many palaces, and the scenic Alpine surroundings (wikipedia). It is the birthplace of Mozart. The movie “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” was shot in Salzburg.
MUNICH RAIL STATION
SCENIC VIEW ON THE WAY TO SALZBURG
Our tourist guide brought us from Salzburg to Mirabell Palace and Gardens by bus. Mirabell Palace is a fine example of high Baroque architecture, surrounded by formal gardens, statues, flower beds and grand walkways.
ENTRANCE TO GARDEN
WEDDING RECEPTION AT GARDEN
SALZBURG FROM THE RIVER
Hohensalzburg Fortress in the background, built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, considerably enlarged by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach (1495-1519), is the largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe.
FORTRESS FROM BELOW
AERIAL VIEW 1 FROM FORTRESS
AERIAL VIEW 2 FROM FORTRESS
AERIAL VIEW 3 FROM FORTRESS
AERIAL VIEW 4 FROM FORTRESS
NIK’S SELFIE IN SALZBURG
MOZART’S BIRTH HOUSE
The Mozart family lived on the third floor of the “Hagenauer House” at Getreidegasse 9 for twenty-six years, from 1747 to 1773. The celebrated composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born here on January 27, 1756. Mozart’s Gerburstshaus is in the main shopping street of Getriedegasse. The outside is always crowded with tourists.
CAFE IN FRONT OF MOZART’S GERBURSTHAUS