Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Salzburg- old magical city in Austria

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria, the old town is full of old world charm, hill top castle, magnificent palaces, exquisite churches and cathedrals, the old town squares, wonderful statues, beautiful gardens, alleyways, belfries, weathered domes and of course a majestically flowing river bifurcating the valley.

The River Salzach runs through the centre of Salzburg

View of Salzburg by the side of River Salzach with the Hohensalzburg Fortress behind.
You can see this fortress from mostly anywhere in the town as its on a really high mountain...The name Salzburg literally means "Salt Castle", and derives its name from the barges carrying salt on the Salzach river, which were subject to a toll in the 8th century. 

The market place of Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city is noted for its Alpine setting.

…Hotel along the river
Salzburg- old magical city in Austria


BraCom (Bram) said...

sorry for the late reaction, but I had to do my job the whole day

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday

Paulie said...

How interesting! Another place I ahve to visit just thru your posts as I may never get an apportunity to travel there. I would like to because my Mom's side of the family is from Austria and Hungary.

sunflowerkat321 said...

We visited Salzburg this past summer. It is a beautiful city. Your photos certainly capture it's charm.


Kim, USA said...

Amazingly beautiful!! Love a river that pass through town, something in it that feels romantic. Happy Wednesday!
Outdoor Wednesday

HollyC said...

So beautiful! I would love to see it in person!! Thank you for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Carol said...

Your photographs are lovely. Looks like a fabulous place to visit or stay.