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Sundial in Salzburg

Sundial at the old university of Salzburg

This fresco with a sundial is located on a wall of the old university at the Max-Reinhard-Platz. It was created by Georg Jung (1899-1957). The depictions refer to the four faculties of that university which was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron in 1622.

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Public Clocks

Public clock in Salzburg, Austria

Public clock next to the Franciscan monasery in Salzburg, Austria

This public clock, reflected in a simple window, is located on top of a walk way connecting the Franciscan monastery with the Franciscan church in Salzburg.

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Murals Restaurants

Braumeisterstube at the Sternbräu in Salzburg

Painting at the restaurant Sternbräu in Salzburg, Austria

The Braumeisterstube is part of the Sternbräu Restaurant in Salzburg. This restaurant was first mentioned in 1542 and offers several old and modern rooms for having a glass of beer or a traditional meal.

 

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Shops

Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg

Frescoes at the Lederhaus Schliesselberger in Salzburg, AustriaSince 1422 tanners have been working at the address Lederergasse 5 in Salzburg. At the same address, there is still a shop run by the family Schliesselberger selling goods made of leather. During opening hours you can visit a fascinating detail of Salzburg: In a room on the 1st floor, there are some frescoes probably dating back to the mid of 16th century.

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Plaques

Luise Spannring in Salzburg, Austria

Luise Spannring depicted on a ceramic tile

This piece seen in the Steingasse reminded me of the fact that a lot of stove setters (Hafner) used to work in this street in earlier times. Luise Spannring is a known name as well. She became famous for running a ceramic school and creating many nice things, e.g. nativity scenes made of ceramic.

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Exhibitions

Exhibition ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Exhibition 'Sound of Music' in Salzburg, Austria

At the Panorama Museum of Salzburg, which offers a great view of the historic Salzburg, I visited an exhibition about the real Trapp Family. This family was featured in the musical movie ‘Sound of Music’. At the exhibition I learned about the life of the family and what kind of songs they had really sung.

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Sundials

Sundial at Festung Hohensalzburg

Sundial at Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg, Austria

This sundial is situated at the St George’s Chapel of Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). It shows the emblems of the Archbishopric of Salzburg and Archbishop Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg. The original sundial was created in the 16th century but today one can see a kind of reconstruction built in 2001.

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Sculptures

Monument to Sisi in Salzburg, Austria

Monument of Sisi in Salzburg, Austria

Monument of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (‘Sisi’) seen near the railway station of Salzburg. The railway line between Vienna and Salzburg was named after her. More…

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Railviews

View of Salzburg, Austria

View of Salzburg from railway bridge

While passing the railway bridge of Salzburg on my way to and from Germany I often have this great view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the churches of the city.

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Bridges

Mozartsteg in Salzburg

Mozartsteg in Salzburg, Austria

The Mozartsteg is a footbridge named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was built in 1903 as a toll bridge. The toll booth next to the bridge is still existing and serves as a small shop now.

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Sundials

Sundial near Mozartplatz in Salzburg, Austria

Sundial near Mozartplatz in Salzburg, Austria

This sundial is situated on a former tower of Salzburg between Mozartplatz and Rudolfskai. The tower is a remnant of the city walls of Salzburg.

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Sundials

Sundial at St Peter’s Archabbey in Salzburg, Austria

Sundial at St Peter in Salzburg, Austria This sundial is located at a yard of St Peter’s Archabbey (Erzabtei St. Peter) in Salzburg. Looking at this fresco two questions arise: Who is the old man and what is the meaning of the keys? The answer lays in the history of the abbey.