"The Hills are Alive" Salzburg by rexvaughan
Salzburg Travel Guide: 2,587 reviews and 5,966 photos
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.
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.
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:Scenery and history at every turn
- In a nutshell:Much more than the Sound of Music
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