Salzburg, Austria

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Fortress Hohensalzburg - majestic castle atop the Mönchsberg peak overlooking Salzburg city

Salzburg is well known not only for its beauty, arts and history but also for their most famous son - one world's most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Being the second time in Salzburg, I was no longer exited about visiting Mozart's birthplace or tasting the Mozartkudeln. But it was certainly nice to be back in this beautiful city again.

On our one day stopover before proceeding to our next destination Hallstatt, we visited the Fortress Hohensalzburg built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard which is considered as the largest and fully preserved fortress in central Europe. 

It was coincidental that there was a pipe organ performance on the same evening in the Salzburger Dom. We spontaneously bought the tickets and attended the performance. It was a fantastic performance as the music from the main pipe organ and two smaller side organs was so wonderful that it reached deep down one's soul.

We departed the next day by train to Hallstatt, a pretty and quintessential town surrounded by mountains and a lake.

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sylviandavid says:
Love that your visit coincided with the pipe orgon performance.... Sounded wonderful...
Posted on: Oct 02, 2011
alyssa_ob says:
What a great description for pipe organ music..."it reached deep down into one's soul." So true.
Posted on: Nov 06, 2008
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Fortress Hohensalzburg - majestic …
Fortress Hohensalzburg - majestic…
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View of Salzburg city seen from F…
View of Salzburg city seen from Fo…
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View of Salzburg city through a wi…
View of Salzburg city through a w…
Inside Fortress Hohensalzburg
Inside Fortress Hohensalzburg
On the grounds of Fortress Hohensa…
On the grounds of Fortress Hohens…
Pipe organ inside the grand 17th c…
Pipe organ inside the grand 17th …
Inside the Salzburger Dom
Inside the Salzburger Dom
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