"Town Activity" Salzburg by BruceDunning

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This is an example of the courtyards that lead to

The city was called Rome of the north. Salz means salt in the language. It was free from attacks and battles for 1000 years and stayed neutral most of the time. The newer section was destroyed in WWII. but the old p[art of town remained intact. Every year there are over 1 million visitors to the city.
There are courtyards that are mostly hidden from the street, and then if you happen upon one, venture in-for public ones only. They have small shops and eating places, not advertised heavily from the main street. If you are a local, you just know where to go. The town is full of baroque architecture. Salzburg means "salt castle" and they used to charge boats traveling the Salzach river that carried a lot of salt. A landmark turning point for residents was in 1731 all Protestants were made to move out; 21,000 of them.

Castle on the hill

The castle is the largest preserved in Europe and is form 1077. Archbishop Gerhart was the first to occupy. and has been a prison and military barracks besides a protection fortress. It is across the river and a whole mini town is inside for viewing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely architecture on every street to observe
  • Cons:Can get lost with winding streets-get a map and then??
  • In a nutshell:One of the more beautiful cities for going back in time
  • Last visit to Salzburg: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 21, 2008
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Was nice to come back to your Salzburg page. ;-)

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    Beautiful photos of that Salzburg square with Mozart statue! Thank you for visiting my Pyrmont page.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2010 at 5:06 AM

    Excellent page on Salzburg- I am a huge Mozart fan, and would so enjoy seeing that strange coloured house.

  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    I have just returned from a visit to this beautiful city.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Its nice to see Salzburg through your eyes, Bruce ! Salzburg is a Must for every tourist !

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2010 at 5:41 AM

    One of the places I lacked time to visit when in Austria. Shades of Mozart indeed... very enjoyable page and I really must try to get there.

  • doug48's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    nice pics and overview of salzburg. i see the weather was nice when you were there.

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2010 at 1:50 AM

    I have been in Austria, but never - in this town. Great small page :) Actually as I know Vilnius we call the biggest baroque city up to Salzburg :)

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    A lovely trip down the memeory lane for us.

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2009 at 6:58 AM

    It's a beautiful town indeed. Exceellent page!

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