Junket to Austria Photo Gallery - Salzburg, Austria

2-3 August 2003

The Altstadt
The view from my hotel

The Altstadt
The view from my hotel

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
A view of the train station from my hotel

Festung Hohensalzburg
The fortress seen from the Mirabell gardens.

A scene from The Sound of Music was filmed in this location.

Festung Hohensalzburg

Constructed between 1077 and 1681, the fortress is is the largest completely preserved castle left in central Europe. It was the stronghold of Salzburg's ruling prince-archbishops.

Festung Hohensalzburg

Ent Statue

Ent Statue

It took a lot of wandering to find this McDonalds. I thought I was going to have to give up until I spotted the sign through a passageway.

Festung Hohensalzburg
A view of the Altstadt across the Salzach River as the sun began to set over the mountains

Festung Hohensalzburg
A view of the Altstadt at night from my hotel room.

A cannon's eye view of Salzburg, from the fortress

The Austrian countryside as seen from the other side of the fortress.

Painted cow
"The only time the Hohensalzburg fortress was ever under any kind of siege was during the Peasant Wars, when peasants surrounded the fortress in an attempt to starve the archbishop out. When the stubborn archbishop had only one cow left, he painted the remaining beast with different spots on both sides and paraded him back and forth along the castle wall in distinct view of the peasants below. Since the peasants, as the saying goes, were simple-minded folk, they believed that the archbishop had a great reserve of food and decided to give up their assault."
(From the Let's Go guide to Austria and Switzerland)

Another view of Salzburg from the fortress. The wind coming through it provided quite a relief from the summer heat.

Fortress view of Salzburg

The fortress funicular, providing quick trips from the Altstadt to the fortress and back.

Fortress & Catacombs

Altstadt & McDonald's

Mozart's Birthplace
Born here in 1756, Mozart is one of Austria's favorite sons. In Innsbruck, I spotted a plaque recognizing a place that he just happened to live in for a few years.

My hotel!!!
This was one of the best deals I could find online, and I can't imagine being more impressed with it.

For more information, visit:
Frommer's Salzburg
Salzburg Province ("Land Salzburg")
Salzburg Tourism