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’

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.

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.

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 Salzburg

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.

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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.