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Fountains Monuments

Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg

Figure on top of the Wild Man Fountain

The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) has existed since the beginning of the 17th century on different fish markets in Salzburg. Its water basins helped to keep the fish fresh. The fountain got its name from the statue on top of it. The sculpture symbolizes male power and the bond with nature.

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Museums

Silent Night Museum in Hallein

Silent NIght Museum in Hallein

In August 2006, I went to the Silent Night Museum (Stille-Nacht-Museum) in Hallein. It primarily deals with Franz Xaver Gruber who is considered the composer of the famous Christmas carol Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht).

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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.

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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.

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Sundials

Sundial in Tamsweg

Sundial on the parish church in Tamsweg, Austria

This sundial on the parish church of Tamsweg was created in 1741. It shows James, son of Zebedee (Jakobus, Sohn des Zebedäus) The saint is also known as James the Great (Jakobus, der Ältere). The depiction of this structure refers to the fact that James is the patron of the church.

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Accommodations Castles Railviews

Finstergrün Castle

Finstergrün Castle in Ramingstein, Austria

Finstergrün Castle (Burg Finstergrün) is located high over Ramingstein, a place of the Lungau region in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The castle was first mentioned in the 12th century. Today it houses a hostel. The pic was taken on a rail trip with a local train of the Styrian Railway (STB).

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Sundials

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.

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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?

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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.

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Museums

Technology collection Breyer

Technology collection Breyer in Bad Hofgastein

For many years, the Gastein collector Hans Breyer (1927-1997) collected gramophones, radios and cameras. The Schinderhaus houses this collection (Technische Sammlung Hans Breyer), making it accessible to visitors to Bad Hofgastein.

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Museums

Mineral museum in Bad Hofgastein

Mineral museum in Bad Hofgastein

The Mineral Museum is housed in a modern-looking building in a quiet district of Bad Hofgastein. The collector of the pieces is often present and then likes to tell the story of the pieces he has collected.

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Industrial Heritage

Gold panning in Angertal

Gold panning site in Angertal near Bad Hofgastein

Children can try their luck at panning for gold at this special place on a creek in Angertal. Display boards explain under which circumstances gold can be found in water courses. In a hut rubber boots and pans are available for the gold panning adventure.