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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
It 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.
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.