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 one of the oldest monasteries in the German-speaking area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Huge 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.
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.
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 make the market special.
A very dangerous species living in Salzburg City is the rising bollard. Joking apart it is important to know, they are very strong and are able to damage a car if they hit it from below. Not sure if this species will live there forever but for now it is worth a look to check out the attached website.
At the Panorama Museum of Salzburg, which offers a great view of the historic Salzburg, I visited an exhibition about the real Trapp Family. This family was featured in the musical movie ‘Sound of Music’. At the exhibition I learned about the life of the family and what kind of songs they had really sung.
This sundial is situated at the St George’s Chapel of Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). It shows the emblems of the Archbishopric Salzburg and Archbishop Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg. The original sundial was created in 16th century but today one can see a kind of reconstruction built in 2001.