Museum of Celts in Hallein

Museum of Celts in Hallein, Austria

At the Museum of Celts (Keltenmuseum) I learned a lot about the history of the Celts especially in the region of the Austrian state Salzburg. The exhibition also told me about the history of the salt mines in the region of Salzburg. 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…


Mural depicting Linzertor in Salzburg

Mural portraying the Linzertor in Salzburg, Austria

A historical mural seen in the Linzergasse shows position and appearance of a gate called Linzertor. This gate was built in 1616 and demolished in 1894. More…