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Domkirche St Rupert, Salzburg

This 17th-century Baroque cathedral is the third iteration to sit on this site, replacing two that were destroyed in fires. The first cathedral was built in the 8th century. The cavernous interior has beautiful ceiling frescoes, especially elaborate around the dome, and the small side chapels have intricate stucco work and cherubs. Inside is the […]

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Residenz zu Salzburg

Salzburg’s 16th-century sprawling Residenz with 180 rooms and three courtyards housed the city’s archbishops. The original palace was constructed in the 13th century, but was vastly enlarged and renovated later on. The staterooms are crowded with an impressive array of frescos, paintings, fireplaces, stoves and tapestries that represent Renaissance, Classical and – my favorite – […]

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Peterskirche, Salzburg

18th-century St. Peter’s Cemetery fits right into the city’s ornate character. Locals buried here include Mozart’s sister and Haydn’s brother. Up above, 3rd-century inhabitants cut catacombs into the rock. Saint Rupert, a Franconian missionary, came to Salzburg in the 7th century and founded St. Peter’s church and Benedictine monastery. The current Romanesque structure dates from […]

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Salzburg

Our stay in lovely Salzburg was cool and rainy, but we were able to explore a bit and duck inside when the weather got too unbearable. Luckily, there’s no shortage of churches and museums in which to wile away some time. The only real hassle in the rain was the 11th-century fortress, Hohensalzburg, which looms […]

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