Salzburg

Mirabell Gardens

We saw Mirabell Gardens before the sky opened up

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.

Walkway

Walkway

Hohensalzburg

Hohensalzburg

The only real hassle in the rain was the 11th-century fortress, Hohensalzburg, which looms over the city from a hilltop perch. It was built by Archbishop Gebhard as a point from which to repel attacks during the fight with the Holy Roman Empire. There’s a main courtyard, a fortress, bastions, passageways and state rooms. It would have been great to explore the grounds, but it was raining way too hard to do that comfortably.

17th-century Baroque Kollegienkirche

17th-century Baroque Kollegienkirche

14th-century Kirche St. Blasius clings to the face of the Mönchsberg

14th-century Kirche St. Blasius clings to the face of the Mönchsberg

But even through the rain, Salzburg is a striking city, full of squares, fountains, baroque architecture, enticing streets and natural beauty. And of course, it’s full of music and Mozart.

In the Alstadt

In the Alstadt

Salzburg's most famous resident

Salzburg’s most famous resident

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