Saturday, 10 November 2012

Salzburg a major Austrian city where culture and nature melt together

When we think of visiting Austria, most of us think about skiing and the Alps. There are however two major cities in the country which have incredible historical treasures. This is the capital Vienna and the second most important city of Austria, namely Salzburg. It is a bit strange because the town only has a population of about 150.000 inhabitants. Next to the fact that Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and the “Sound of Music”, it blends in with nature.

Right through the city flows the Salzach river who brings cold and fresh water down from the Alps. A small metal bridge in remembrance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart helps pedestrians to cross the river. It’s called Mozartsteg and was built in 1903.

In the city centre of Salzburg you find small parks, flower beds, houses decorated with flowers, people investing a lot of time in gardening. The city is in fact located in the hills and just a few kilometres further they rise into the alps. Do you remember the flower fields and meadows where Julie Andrews sang “The Hills are alive”. Well, that’s here in this region where the famous movie “The Sound of Music” of the family Von Trapp was recorded. We hope you enjoy our nature pictures of Salzburg. If it is not possible for you to visit the city, maybe you should consider looking at the “Sound of Music” again on DVD.

Als we een reis naar Oostenrijk overwegen, dan denken we meestal aan skiën, de Alpen of bergwandelingen. Er zijn echter twee grote steden in het land die een ware verzameling van historische schatten zijn. Dit is Wenen, de hoofdstad van Oostenrijk en de tweede belangrijkste stad van het land Salzburg. Het is wel verbazend dat Salzburg 150.000 inwoners telt en toch zo belangrijk is. Naast het feit dat het de geboorteplaats is van Mozart en de “Sound of Music” smelt de stad gewoon samen met de natuur. 

Door het midden van de stad stroomt de Salzach Rivier die het heldere en koude water van de Alpen meevoert. Een kleine metalen brug ter herdenking van Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart helpt voetgangers naar de overzijde. Dit is de Mozartsteg en ze werd gebouwd in 1903. 

In het stadscentrum van Salzburg vind je vele kleine parken, bloemenperken, huisjes met groen en bloemen gedecoreerd en mensen investeren tijd in de aanleg van hun tuin. De stad ligt in feite in de heuvels die op enkele kilometers afstand rijzen tot de Alpen. Herinner je nog de bloemenvelden en weiden waar Julie Andrews zong, “The Hills are alive”. Wel, het is hier dat de wereldberoemde film “The Sound of Music” met de Von Trapp familie werd opgenomen. We hopen dat je van onze Salzburg natuurfoto’s kan genieten. Als het niet mogelijk voor je is Salzburg te bezoeken kan je het overwegen de “Sound of Music” nog eens op DVD te bekijken.. 
 
Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

Nature around Salzburg

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20 comments:

  1. Marvelous photos and impressions of Salzburg. Wonderful sunshine too. Have a nice weekend, Filip and Kristel.

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  2. Genieten, Filip..., en of... !
    Lie(f)s.

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  3. Such a beautiful spot this is, and love the walking bridge! How lucky you are to see all of these places! And helps me to live vicariously. Thank you for sharing

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  4. Salzburg, a beautiful city.
    Great pictures. Excellent post.

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  5. Fraaie foto serie, zou er zo weer een keertje naar terug willen.

    Groetjes, Joop

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  6. I think the doggie is interested in something for sure! What a beautiful day to roam about nature!

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  7. That's a really nice place. Grass and the mountains are beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  8. Especially like that last shot! I believe I'd feel at home in that city.

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  9. Looks very clean! beautiful places!

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  10. I have been to Salzburg several times, such a lovely city. However, what about Innsbruck that is another favourite of mine.

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  11. Really like that last picture, have a good weekend !

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  12. Lovely City and lovely fotos.
    It is ab. 30 years when I was there and I remember (only) that Salzburg was difficult to find a parking space ;)
    No jaa, of course also those beautifull old buildings and places.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a happy sunday.

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  13. I was there years ago. It was very pretty and historic. We were camping and we had a horrific thunder storm during the night. We had to hang on to the tent to stop it blowing away. There are gorgeous little lakes nearby. It was summer and I jumped in to find the water absolutely freezing.

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  14. nooit geweest en staat al kweeniehoelang op verlanglijstje

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  15. Wat een prachtige serie!
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  16. Very lovely, hope to visit one day.
    I studies Mozart and other composers for my music and theory exams years ago.
    Adore that movie the Sound of Music.

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  17. I wish I could come through the screen to be with you!!
    Lovely country for a Mozart admirer!!!

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  18. bij dit grijze weer lijkt het nog mooier Filip

    een prachtig bruggetje..

    prettige dag

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  19. My only previous view of Salzburg was from the Sound of Music! It looks like Kristel is standing where the von Trapp children sang 'Doh a deer'!!

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