Wednesday, 9 August 2017

My Trip to Salzburg

In my summer holidays I spent a week in Austria and also made a day trip to Salzburg.

The Hohensalzburg Castle is a famous landmark of Salzburg and one of the largest castles in Europe. Construction began in the 11th century at the behest of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. Today it is one of the most visited sights in Austria and houses three museums.

On the card I put two Salzburg-themed stamps and got it cancelled at the philatelic shop in Salzburg.

At the castle I also bought two postcards showing the Golden Chamber and the courtyard.

Since 1924 the Hohensalzburg Castle is home to the Rainer Regiment Museum, which preserves the memory of Salzburg’s home regiment.

The Salzburg Marionette Theatre was opened in 1913. It is especially known for its performances of Mozart's operas.

The Panorama Museum shows the magnificent panorama painting of Johann Michael Sattler, which depicts the city of Salzburg in 1825. It was opened in 2005.

The Saint Sebastian's Church is a Baroque church. Its cemetery is the last resting place of Paracelsus and the father and the wife of Mozart.

The Salzburg Residenz was the residence of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. Today it houses a museum.

Hellbrunn Palace was built between 1613 and 1619. It was used as a day residence in summer by the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg and is especially known for its trick-fountains.

The Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl was the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Sisi.

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