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Murals Shops

Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg

Frescoes at the Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg, Austria

Since 1422 tanners have been working at the address Lederergasse 5 in Salzburg. At the same address there is still a shop run by the family Schliesselberger selling goods made of leather. During opening hours you can visit a fascinating detail of Salzburg: In a room on the 1st floor there are some frescoes probably dating back to the mid of 16th century.

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Public Art Sculptures

Sphaera by Stephan Balkenhol in Salzburg

Male part of the Sphaera at the Kapitelplatz in Salzburg

Memories! Years ago I used to play chess with local people right on this board depicted above. I am glad to see, the public chess board is still in use. By the way, the man on the sphere is a sculpture created by Stephan Balkenhol. The official name is ‘Sphaera‘, but people just call it ‘Mozartkugel‘.

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Abbeys Sundials

Sundial at St Peter’s Arch Abbey in Salzburg

Sundial in an inner yard of St Peter's Abbey in Salzburg, Austria

Sundial in one of the inner yards of St Peter’s Arch Abbey (Erzabtei St. Peter) in Salzburg. The Benedictine monastery in the Austrian city of Salzburg was founded in 696 and is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries in German-speaking area.

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Public Art Sculptures

‘Gherkins’ by Erwin Wurm in Salzburg

'Gherkins' by Erwin Wurm in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is a very traditional city. Even though you can see a lot of contemporary art in the streets. E.g. these ‘Gherkins’ created by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Personally I like this piece of public art as the gherkins seems to have some personality. By the way the monument in the background is dedicated to Friedrich Schiller. I wonder if he has ever thought to write about gherkins?

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Plaques Trails

Women’s trail (Frauenspuren) in Salzburg

Women's trail (Frauenspuren) in Salzburg

Another interesting plaque you can see in Salzburg. A project named Frauenspuren (women’s trail) in Salzburg tells where eminent women worked or lived in the city. E.g. the plaque depicted above is dedicated to Dr. Rosa Kerschbaumer-Putjata, the first female Doctor in Austria. She ran an ophthalmic sanatorium in Salzburg.

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Events Traditions

Krampus procession in Gnigl

Krampus procession in Gnigl, Austria

The Krampus procession (Krampuslauf) is a tradition generally performed on a certain day from the beginning of the advent season up to the first half of January. People organised in groups named Pass run in costumes created by themselves through the streets and try to frighten the spectators.

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Christmas Christmas Markets

Christmas market at Hohensalzburg Fortress

Christmas market at Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg, Austria

The Christmas market at Hohensalzburg Fortress can be reached by a pretty fast funicular or by a steep path nicely decorated with stars during the advent season.

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Lanes

Steingasse in Salzburg

Impression of the Steingasse in Salzburg, Austria

The Steingasse in the city of SaIzburg is a pretty old street. During ancient Roman times it was a trade road connecting Iuvavum (Salzburg) with the south of the Roman Empire. The buildings on the left side are attached directly  to the rocks of the Kapuzinerberg Hill which creates some fascinating views along the street.

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Shops

Shop for Easter eggs in Salzburg

Shop for Easter eggs in Salzburg, Austria

Many people travel from far away to buy something traditional from Austria. Unfortunately some traditions last for only a few days in the year. Nethertheless you can buy Easter eggs all year round in a shop in the city of Salzburg. This shop is situated in the Judengasse 11.

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Murals Sundials

Sundial at Ankerhaus in Salzburg

Huge sundial at Ankerhaus in Salzburg, AustriaHuge sundial seen at the Ankerhaus in the city of Salzburg. The house is named after the insurence company DER ANKER (engl. the anchor). In earlier times the building housed the hotel ‘Erzherzog Karl’ where famous persons like the Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Austria (‘Sisi’) or the German Minister President Otto von Bismarck used to stay.

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Museums

Panorama Museum in Salzburg

Panorama Museum in Salzburg, Austria

Once upon a time when movies and photos haven’t invented yet there was a different method to learn something new about the world. Landscapists created huge paintings of cities and sceneries. Inside this museum you can see such a panorama of the city of Salzburg as it looked like in 1829.

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Christmas Christmas Markets

Hellbrunner Adventzauber in Salzburg

Gate at the Hellbrunner Adventzauber in Salzburg, Austria

The Hellbrunner Adventzauber is a Christmas market with a splendid atmosphere. It is situated on the grounds of Hellbrunn Palace (Schloss Hellbrunn) in Salzburg. About 400 trees decorated with 13,000 red Christmas balls makes the market special.