Railway Stations Railways

Railway station Bischofshofen

View of the Tennengebirge

On my train journeys through Austria I often have to change the train in Bischofshofen. That’s a railway station in the middle of the mountains of the Austrian state of Salzburg. The mountain range in the background is named Tennengebirge.

Sound of Music

Horse pond in Salzburg

Baroque horse pond in Salzburg, Austria

This horse pond (Pferdeschwemme) is placed next to the Sigmund’s Gate (Sigmundstor). The pond, generally known as Marstallschwemme, was designed and built in 1693 by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. In 20th century it became famous as one of the sets of the movie ‘Sound of Music’

Cemeteries Sound of Music

St. Peter’s Cemetery in Salzburg

Petersfriedhof in Salzburg, Austria

The cemetery of St. Peter (Petersfriedhof) is not only one of the oldest cemeteries of Salzburg but was also a set in the American movie ‘Sound of Music’. The small windows along the rock are part of the so called catacombs.

Churches Museums

Cathedral of Salzburg

Cathedral of Salzburg, Austria

The cathedral of Salzburg (Dom zu Salzburg) was built in 17th century. In the background one can see the funicular up to Hohensalzburg Fortress. Interesting detail: By visiting the Dommuseum which is integrated into the cathedral I had the chance to see the nave from above.

Urban Walks

Public inner yard in Salzburg

Inner yard in Salzburg, Austria

One of the numerous inner yards called Durchhäuser in the old part of Salzburg. The name refers to the fact you can go through (durch) these yards in order to get from one public street to the other.


Roof landscape in Salzburg

View from the Stein Terasse

View from the Steinterasse to the Salzburg roof landscape. The Steinterasse is a café on top of Hotel Stein. From there you have not only a great panorama view of the most iconic sights of Salzburg but you can also take a look at the small-structured roof landscape near the Steingasse and the Kapuzinerberg.


Museum der Moderne in Salzburg

Museum of contemporary art in Salzburg, Austria

While walking through Salzburg I took this photo of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Museum der Moderne) located high over the city on top of the Mönchsberg. From there you have a great view of Salzburg. The castle-like building next to the museum is a water tower.

Sound of Music

View of Salzburg from Mönchsberg

View of Salzburg from Mönchsberg Hill, Austria

In front of the Museum der Moderne (Museum of Contemporary Art) there is a small path where I had a great view of the old part of Salzburg and Hohensalzburg Fortress. By the way it is a set of the movie ‘Sound of Music’, as well. Maria and the children walked along this path during their song ‘Do Re Mi Fa So La’.


Mural depicting Linzertor in Salzburg

Mural portraying the Linzertor in Salzburg, Austria

A historical mural seen in the Linzergasse shows position and appearance of a gate called Linzertor. This gate was built in 1616 and demolished in 1894.


Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress in SalzburgIt is considered one of the best-preserved fortresses in Europe: Hohensalzburg Fortress. It thrones high above the streets of Salzburg. In the city itself, the two steeples of Salzburg Cathedral and the magnificent dome of the University Church rise above the roofs of Salzburg.

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Castles Directories

Castles in Salzburg

Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, Austria

The Austrian state Salzburg is divided into five political districts (Bezirk) which are also known as Gaue. The capital city of the state is named Salzburg. Besides some castles (Burg) and palaces (Schloss) there are also a few fortresses like Hohensalzburg and Hohenwerfen.