Salzburg – “If it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it!“2016-12-20
The Sound of Music and Mozart’s birth place draw hordes of visitors to Salzburg and here’s why:
Mirabell Palace & Gardens
Much of the song ‘Do-Re-Mi’ from the Sound of Music was filmed in the Mirabell Gardens. In 1606 prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau built Mirabell Palace for his love Salome Alt.
In 1661 Kaspar Gras made the Pegasus statue from copper for the well on the Kapitelplatz near the Salzburg Dom cathedral and in 1913 it was transferred to Mirabell, where the official offices of the mayor of Salzburg are now housed.
Constructed in 1077 as a result of Pope Gregor VII’s conflict with Emperor Henry IV, Hohensalzburg Fortress sits atop a small hill that provides the best views of Salzburg.
In 1756 Ana Maria Mozart gave birth to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who lived in this yellow townhouse until he turned 17. Today the building houses a museum dedicated to Mozart.
Schloss Hellbrunn (Hellbrunn Palace)
“Sixteen Going on Seventeen” from the Sound of Music was filmed at Schloss Hellbrunn, where you’ll find a beautiful palace with immaculate landscapes, trick fountains, a museum, and zoo.
The massive deluge of water and resulting rainbows at Europe’s highest waterfalls leave you in awe.
A trip to Austria is in complete without experiencing the ambiance in Salzburg and seeing its baroque architecture and manicured gardens.
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