"The Hills are Alive" Salzburg by rexvaughan

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The Hills also glow

This is one of my favorite photos of Salszburg. We took several walks along the Salzach River and this sunset was even more beautiful than the photo shows.

What a fortress

This old city avoided being severly damaged by war for many centuries, thanks largely to Hohensalzburg built in 1077 and expanded in the 15th-16th Century. It is still the largest fully preserved fortress in central Europe. It is a great sight from down below and is certainly worth a trip up to explore.

Evening music

This square is the heart of old Salzburg and is a great place to have a drink in the evening and listen to the wonderful music. There was an orchestra playing on the patio of one of the hotels. The pink church overlooking the square is St. Michael's which dates from the 9th Century. We wandered around behind the square and heard a touring choir singing in the stone courtyards. Even though they were not local, they added a very nice atmosphere in this great city of great music.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Scenery and history at every turn
  • In a nutshell:Much more than the Sound of Music
  • Last visit to Salzburg: Jun 1998
  • Intro Updated May 23, 2004
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2008 at 8:36 AM

    Wow, I enjoyed my short stay there too!

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2007 at 7:53 PM

    Another restaurant tip in common!

  • rwlittle's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2006 at 11:22 PM

    Haven't been here yet...next year!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2006 at 5:45 PM

    A fortress, gardens, a lovely tour...and the beauty of Salzburg itself...just wonderful. As always, you did an excellent job conveying all this beauty.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 10:43 AM

    Very good page and tips.

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2004 at 5:14 AM

    Salzburg looks beautiful. I would love to get over there in the mountains sometimes and just veg over there and explore around a bit!!!!!!!!

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 11:03 PM

    Very nice page and pics, i was there last year. greetings Alphons...

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 2:31 PM

    We will be near Salzburg at Christmas. Your pages and tips are great. Thanks.

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2004 at 5:08 AM

    Sorry to hear of your hotel! I was just in Salzburg a few weeks ago and had a great experience. Glad you found Augustiner! -- Greg

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 11:03 AM

    My last visit here was wet so we went to the Augustiner Braustubl !

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