Public Art Sculptures

‘Gherkins’ by Erwin Wurm

'Gherkins' by Erwin Wurm in Salzburg

Salzburg is a very traditional city. Even though you see a lot of contemporary art in the streets. E.g. these ‘Gherkins’ created by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. I like this piece of public art as the pickles seem to have some personality.

Fountains Monuments

Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg

Wild man fountain in Salzburg

The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) exists since the beginning of the 17th century. His water basins helped to keep the fish fresh on different fish markets in Salzburg. Today the fountain stands near the Furtwänglerpark opposite the Great Festival Hall.

Gardens Palaces Sound of Music

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, AustriaMirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) on the left side is especially known for its marble hall as wedding location. By the way Mirabell Gardens was also a set in the movie “Sound of Music”.  On the picture above one can see the hindquarters of the Winged Horse (Pegasus) where Maria and the children danced around.

Cemeteries Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sebastian Cemetery

Sebastian Cemetery in Salzburg, City, AustriaThe Sebastian Cemetery (Sebastiansfriedhof) was built in the style of an Italian Campo Santo at the end of 16th century. You find here the graves of Mozart’s widow and Paracelsus, founder of the discipline of toxicology.


Sundial in Salzburg

Sundial at the old university of Salzburg

This fresco with a sundial is located on a wall of the old university at the Max-Reinhard-Platz. It was created by Georg Jung (1899-1957). The depictions refer to the four faculties of that university which was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron in 1622.

Abbeys Sundials

Sundial at St Peter’s Archabbey in Salzburg

Sundial at St Peter's Archabbey in Salzburg, Austria

The sundial is located in a courtyard of St. Peter’s Archabbey (Erzabtei St. Peter) in Salzburg. The two crossed keys under the picture represent the coat of arms of the abbey. The old man seems to be Saint Benedict, whose attributes rule book and raven are to be seen. I wonder what the raven is telling him?

Shopping streets

Getreidegasse in Salzburg

The yellow M in the Getreidegasse

The Getreidegasse (“Grain Lane”) is the most famous historic lane in Salzburg. Accordingly, she is well visited. Numerous passages make it easier to dodge if several groups block the way. The alley is famous for a variety of guild signs. Even the restaurant of an American fast-food chain uses one above its house entrance.

Animals Zoos

Struggling oryxes in Salzburg

Oryxes in Salzburg, Austria

While walking through the zoo of Salzburg I came across this pair of struggling oryxes. I just love the symmetry of their horns in this special situation. The zoo is placed next to a big rock so one can see some animals in a rugged setting.


Luise Spannring in Salzburg

Stove tile at the Steingasse in Salzburg, Austria

This ceramic tile in the Steingasse is reminiscent of the ceramicist Luise Spannring (1894-1982). In Salzburg, she became known as the founder of a ceramic school. Her works are exhibited in numerous museums, in the Salzburg Museum you can see ceramic nativity scenes from her.

Public Clocks

Public clock in Salzburg

Public clock next to the Franciscan church in Salzburg, Austria

This public clock, reflected in a simple window, is located on top of a walkway connecting the Franciscan monastery (Franziskanerkloster) with the Franciscan church (Franziskanerkirche) in Salzburg.


Braumeisterstube at the Sternbräu in Salzburg

Painting at the restaurant Sternbräu in Salzburg, Austria

The Braumeisterstube is part of the Sternbräu Restaurant in Salzburg. This restaurant was first mentioned in 1542 and offers several old and modern rooms for having a glass of beer or a traditional meal. After a big renovation in 2013/2014 the Braumeisterstube is still decorated in an old style, e.g. the paintings show historical scenes related to beer. [German]

Restaurants Signs

Zum fidelen Affen in Salzburg

Inn sign 'Zum fidelen Affen' in Salzburg, Austria

Inn sign of a traditional restaurant in Salzburg. Literally translated the name of the restaurant is ‘Merry Monkey’.