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.


18 comments:

Adam said...

You have to wonder if Mozart ever knew how famous he'd remain centuries after his death?

Tom said...

...Lois, you found beauty at every turn, thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful tour. I would love to visit this city. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead.

Marleen said...

Beautiful photos again, Lois! I love that street with all the signs, very elegant.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful shots! I would enjoy it there.

Sharon Anck said...

A place to eat founded in 803....simply amazing. And, it's so beautiful too. You squeezed quite a lot into this day.

Revrunner said...

Such a marvelous old city. Hope the food at the restaurant wasn't over 1200 years old. :-)

Christine said...

Salzburg is stunning from your photos, Lois! I love your shot of the Getreidegasse.

A Colorful World said...

I am totally entranced! Wow! How I would love to be able to visit here! What a treasure this trip was!

Sandra said...

I love the perspective of the 2nd photo. amazing view and wow on tall buildings and I bet they don't have elevators to get up there. really beautiful, especially the chapel... your trip was amazing to me

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Absolutely LOVE the piano. I have an open space in my living room just FOR it!! lol

Seriously, Lois...this is an awesome post. I would treasure time spent in the Mozart Museum. Truly.

RedPat said...

What a brilliant trip you had, Lois! It makes me want to take a river cruise more than ever!

Lowell said...

I don't even know where to begin. Fantastic city, fantastic photos, fantastic everything. But I want to know where Mozart went when he was 17. And in that 2nd shot, is that a house hanging on the top of that hill? That's just plain scary. Can't believe any building is 1200 years old. Good grief! Don't they know enough to tear down the old stuff and put up cheap junky buildings like we do? :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh so much to see Lois. The few times I've been to Europe, my neck was swivelling around in an attempt not to miss anything ☺ the piano is incroyable! I hope it does get well played.

Klara S said...

What an amazing place. I love capture of that street in the Old Town.

bill burke said...

Such a beautiful place to see. So much history, so elegantly impressive. Thanks for the tour Lois.

Kay said...

Beautiful shots! (I love travel photos.) And, of course, it's a beautiful place, too. I've been to very old Native American ruins but certainly not a 1200 year old restaurant. It looks like a wonderful visit. (And thank you for visiting Sequim Daily Photo!)

Gunn said...

Your photos from Salzburg brought back some memories from when I visited the city as a teenager.
Looks as pretty as I remember it.