The yellow M at the Getreidegasse in Salzburg

The yellow M in the Getreidegasse

The shopping street Getreidegasse in Salzburg is known for its numerous guild symbols and iron store signs. Even the branch of an American fast-food chain is indicated by such a sign made of iron.

Animals Sculptures

Unicorn at the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg

Unicorn at the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria

An unicorn seen at the Mirabell Gardens (Mirabellgarten) in Salzburg City.

Sound of Music

The Sound of Music cow

The Sound of Music cow

A cow painted with scenes of the movie “The Sound of Music”. This piece stands next to a booth in Salzburg where people buy tickets for bus tours to the sets of this famous American movie.


Sculpture of a cat in Salzburg

Sculpture of a cat in Salzburg, Austria

Sculpture of a cat seen near Schloss Mirabell (Mirabell Palace) in Salzburg City. This palace was built by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau in 1606 and was dedicated to his secret wife Salome Alt and their 15 children. More…

Public Art Sculptures

A Nazgûl in Salzburg?

A Nazgûl in Salzburg, Austria?

This monument at the wall of the Salzburg Cathedral reminds me of a Nazgûl, one of these Dark Riders in the novel ‘The Lord of the Rings’. But where is his horse? More…

Fountains Sound of Music

Horse pond in Salzburg

Horse pond next to the Sigmund's Gate in Salzburg, Austria

This horse pond (Pferdeschwemme) is placed next to the Sigmund’s Gate (Sigmundstor). The pond, generally known as Marstallschwemme, was designed and built in 1693 by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. In 20th century it became famous as one of the sets of the movie ‘Sound of Music’. More…

Cemeteries Sound of Music

St. Peter’s Cemetery in Salzburg

St. Peter's Cemetery in Salzburg, Austria

The cemetery of St. Peter (Petersfriedhof) is not only one of the oldest cemeteries of Salzburg but was also a set in the American movie ‘Sound of Music’. The small windows along the rock are part of the so called catacombs. More…


Cathedral of Salzburg

Cathedral of Salzburg, Austria

The cathedral of Salzburg (Dom zu Salzburg) was built in 17th century. In the background one can see the funicular up to Hohensalzburg Fortress. Interesting detail: By visiting the Dommuseum which is integrated into the cathedral I had the chance to see the nave from above. More…

Urban Walks

Inner yard in Salzburg

Inner yard in Salzburg, Austria

One of the numerous inner yards called ‘Durchhäuser‘ in the old part of Salzburg. More…


Struggling oryxes in Salzburg

Oryxes in Salzburg, Austria

While walking through the zoo of Salzburg I came across this pair of struggling oryxes. I just love the symmetry on their horns in this special situation. The zoo is placed next to the a big rock so on can see some animals in a rugged setting. More…


Roof landscape in Salzburg

View from the Stein Terasse

Photo of the roof landscape of Salzburg’s old part taken from a café on top of the hotel Stein. More…


Museum der Moderne in Salzburg

Museum of contemporary art in Salzburg, Austria

While walking through Salzburg I took this photo of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Museum der Moderne) located high over the city on top of the Mönchsberg. The castle like building next to the museum is a water tower. More…