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Salzburg, Austria

The pictures ENLARGE if you click on them. Catherine in front of the hotel we stayed in in Salzburg, Austria.
When we first drove to Salzburg, I couldn't find the hotel because I didn't realize it was located on pedestrian only street. However, after a few turns around the area we realized where the hotel was located. We were then able to find parking not too far away and walked to our hotel.
Our room at the Goldene Khrone hotel.

The pictures ENLARGE if you click on them.
Street view outside of our hotel.

Saizburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centers in the German-speaking world, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city is noted for its Alpine setting. It is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music. Salzburg is also a student city, with three universities.

Salzburg is on the banks of the Salzach river, at the northern boundary of the Alps. The closest alpine peak,the Untersberg, is only a few kilometers from the city center. The Altstadt, or "old town", is dominated by its baroque towers and churches and the massive Festung Hohensalzburg, the city's fortress, built in 1077. This area is surrounded by two smaller mountains, the Monchsberg and Kapuzinerberg.

The family of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is buried in this small church graveyard in the old town.

Even the McDonald's seemed more elegant in Salzburg. We didn't eat here, but it was fun to see an old familiar brand far from home.

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Blogger GMG said...

Hi John, so the Sound of Music was touching you...
Great pictures of Salzburg! And you were lucky enough to get some sun over there; of the several times I was in Salzburg, barely saw the sun shinning... ;)
Have a great weekend!

January 26, 2008 4:11 PM  

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