Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

View from the Panoramic Terrace at the Castle

The former stronghold of the prince-archibishops, begun in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, who was an ally of the pope and wished to secure a safe retreat from the threats of the princes of South Germany who were supporting the emperor in the war between Church and Empire.” (Michelin Guide: Austria, p.132)
(Photo by gSab 2013)

Salzburg, Austria

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OLD TOWN SALZBURG

“Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Host to three universities and a large population of students, Salzburg is noted for its attractive setting and scenic Alpine backdrop.
Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music”. (Wikipedia)

View from the rooftop terrace of Hotel Stein
(Photo by gSab)