‘The Sound Of Music’ Salzburg

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

MUNICH RAIL STATION

SCENIC VIEW ON THE WAY TO SALZBURG

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

ENTRANCE TO GARDEN

WEDDING RECEPTION AT GARDEN

WEDDING RECEPTION AT GARDEN

SALZBURG FROM THE RIVER

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

FORTRESS FROM BELOW

AERIAL VIEW 1 FROM FORTRESS

AERIAL VIEW 1 FROM FORTRESS

AERIAL VIEW 2 FROM FORTRESS

AERIAL VIEW 2 FROM FORTRESS

AERIAL VIEW 3 FROM FORTRESS

AERIAL VIEW 3 FROM FORTRESS

AERIAL VIEW 4 FROM FORTRESS

AERIAL VIEW 4 FROM FORTRESS

NIK'S SELFIE IN SALZBURG

NIK’S SELFIE IN SALZBURG

MOZART'S BIRTH HOUSE

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.
CAFES LINED SREET

CAFE IN FRONT OF MOZART’S GERBURSTHAUS

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  1. Just few doors away from mozart’s house there is a very good seafood restaurant, where we had our lunch.

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