Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Walking around Old Town Salzburg
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in this house on January 27, 1756. He lived here with his family in a third floor apartment until the age of 17. It is now a museum.
Getreidegasse is a busy shopping street in the Altstadt (Old Town) district of Salzburg. It is known for its wrought iron guild signs and high side by side town houses.
Residenzbrunnen is a fountain that was featured in a scene from "The Sound of Music" and is located in Residenzplatz, a square located in the center of Old Town and laid out in the year 1587. The fountain was built between 1656 and 1661.
Right next to the fountain are these archways, another filming location for "The Sound of Music". When you walk through them you are standing in front of the Salzburg Cathedral.
St. Margaret's Chapel was built in the 15th century and is located in St. Peter's Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Salzburg. It lies at the foot of the Festungsburg, a small mountain. Hohensalzburg Fortress sits on top of this mountain.
St. Peter's Cemetery has graves dating back to the year 1288. Members of some of Salzburg's most notable families are buried here, including Mozart's sister.
There are also catacombs carved into the rock face above St. Peter's Cemetery.
Sign above an arch leading to St. Peter Stiftskulinarium, the over 1200 year old restaurant where we ate lunch, dating back to the year 803.
Entrance to the restaurant.
The dining room where we ate. We got there a little early so we could look around.
This was up on the stage in our dining room. Unfortunately we didn't get to hear anyone play it, but isn't it beautiful?
After lunch, we visited Mozart's statue in Mozartplatz, before heading up to visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. I'll show some pictures of that visit tomorrow.