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42 thoughts on “Salzburg: The Stage in the Alpine Foothills”

  1. The afternoon (or morning?) sun light over Hohensalzburg Fortress is really breathtaking! It makes the fortress gleaming over the Salzach River. It’s really heartening to know that the Salzburg’s Old Town survived the World War II, as many places across Europe were not as lucky. Yet another fascinating post with beautiful pictures of old palaces and castles, as well as a delicious image of the norckel! — which I’m now really intrigued with.

    1. Thanks a lot, Bama! The photo was made at dawn, after a heavy rainy day. I seriously thought that I couldn’t make any photo of Salzburg because a storm was directly over the city. But at the end, I had some sunny moments (briefly though) 🙂

    1. I missed the Hellbrunn! 🙁 It was raining so we could not do much outdoor activities. Only had some sunny moments on the last day. Europe does not have summer this year (at least in Northern Germany) 🙁

  2. Wow that elephant soufflé looked a bit scary… is it dessert or elephant meat?
    Here’s how bad my memory has become, I was there probably about a week ago and now I don’t even remember the places in your post… 😂 Excellent post though, thanks for triggering my memory!

    1. It is a soufflé but one portion is massive enough to feed a baby elephant 😉 I regretted ordering one portion for myself. I almost could not breath after eating it 🙂 Greedy is NEVER good!

    1. Have a lovely time there! 🙂 If you have time, I suggest hiking the Mönchsberg for a better view of the city. I could not make it because it was raining 🙁

    1. You welcome! If you like pistachio and marzipan, the Morzartskugel is just right for you 🙂 You can likely find this sweet everywhere in Austria, but only the Café Fürst in Salzburg sell the original one.

    1. It is really beautiful and not far from Munich. In fact, you can go from Munich to Salzburg by a State Ticket (in this case the Bavaria Ticket) 🙂

  3. Great photogaphs of Salzburg Len 🙂 I have been there twice and played with the huge chess set on the square, although the huge gold ball wasn’t there! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Sonia! I think they set it up just a few years a go. It matches quite good with the surrounding Baroque buildings though 🙂

  4. It sounds like a peaceful time in Salzburg, Len – and also your way around Europe. Incredible to see the fortress in 1077 is still standing strong and it does look quite formidable, and a good reminder of history and how far the place has come. Didn’t know Old Town was influenced by Italian culture and that is so interesting to know. Mozart is one of the iconic composers in history – and also interesting to know his home is alongside a now-busy shopping strip. Iconic person, iconic location perhaps. I think I would like the Mozartskugel. Never heard of the Salzburger Norckel but it does sound like a sweet treat.

    1. It’s not only a sweet treat but a meal in itself! What you see in my photo is just one portion. I’m glad that it came at the end of the dinner. Or else I couldn’t eat anything at all. The Mozartskugel is a better choice if you don’t want to have sugar-rush 😛 Thanks for visiting, Mabel!

  5. I’ve had many a Mozartskugel but you got me with the Norckel. I love soufflé and will have to give this a try when I get back to beautiful Salzburg some day.

    1. That soufflé is definitely worth a try 😛 I’m sure you will be surprised by how massive it is. The Salzburgers are serious about their special sweet treat haha.

  6. I do so dream of visiting this place, and more of Europe generally. So much history to delve into. The opening photo is particularly powerful, and the one with the light on the fortress from the river very beautiful. You entice me to go!

    1. My pleasure 🙂 I got luck with the photo of the fortress. Just minutes ago it was raining cat and dog. I still keep the umbrella that I needed to buy on that day. A kitschy umbrella full of music notes haha

  7. I’ve been wanting to visit Salzburg for so long! It seems like such a beautiful city, and your photos prove that fact to me. As a fan of Mozart’s composing, I would like to visit his house, even though I’m not a huge fan of what it is reported is personality was like😅that soufflé only made me want to go there even more!

    1. Thansk for your compliment, Nic 🙂 The town itself is beautiful. But the soufflé is a delightful (and massive) add-on. My tips: don’t try to eat it by yourself 😛

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