Articles Tagged ‘Salzburg’

Salzburg in One Day: Part II

Salzburg in One Day: Part II September 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Festung and the Dom seen from Mirabellgarten in early spring Photo by Lorraine Seal Continued from Part I Descending from Mönchsberg via the funicular, return to Kapitelplatz and turn immediately left. Through a tiny square you’ll pass the rushing mill course outside the old Benedictine bakery. In...

Salzburg in One Day: Part I

Salzburg in One Day: Part I September 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
View of Salzburg from Mönchsberg Photo by Lorraine Seal Salzburg is a compact city, but with 24 churches in its historic core, scores of fountains and sculptures and a wealth of exquisite Baroque architecture, it rewards a visit of at least a few days. However, if your schedule demands you spend only...

Gold in Autumn

Gold in Autumn September 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Lee Cannon courtesy of Creative Commons The green landscape of the Salzburg region drifts into autumn gently, its trees fading slowly as shorter days and crisper air burnishes their leaves gold, bronze, copper and bright yellow. If you are here in the fall and have time to spare, a drive into...

Fall Refreshment

Fall Refreshment September 2, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by oksidor courtesy of Creative Commons Fall in Austria brings Sturm, a slightly fermented grape juice. Also known as Jungwein or ‘young wine’, it’s sold unfiltered, in both white and red. Light and somewhat sparkling, it’s very refreshing. Available for only a very short time, from September...

Rupertikirtag: Salzburg’s Own Festival

Rupertikirtag: Salzburg’s Own Festival August 2, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Late each September, the many platzes of Salzburg’s Altstadt are transformed into a gigantic fair and traditional folklore festival, Rupertikirtag. St Rupert was the first Christian missionary to Salzburg and, perhaps not incidentially, a tireless promoter of the salt trade that made Salzburg rich....

Shop Windows of Salzburg

Shop Windows of Salzburg May 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
One of the top attractions of Salzburg is its pretty Getreidegasse. This narrow street dates from Roman times, and its dangling overhead signs and pretty buildings go back to the Middle Ages.  Its shops windows glitter with merchandise of all kinds. Photos by Lorraine Seal

A Mirabellgarten Play Date for Children

A Mirabellgarten Play Date for Children May 31, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
One of the most famous Salzburg attractions is Mirabellgarten, a large formal garden in the heart of the Neustadt (‘New City’) on the right bank of the River Salzach. A favourite place for Salzburgers to relax on Sunday afternoons, this elegant garden is world-renowned as the place where Maria taught...

Schranne Thursday Market

Schranne Thursday Market May 31, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
You’ll find many street markets in Salzburg with fresh produce, flowers, bread, desserts, meats, cheeses, and more. Some stalls, like those in Unversitätsplatz are open most days. But, by far, the most popular farmers’ market of them all is the Schranne Market that takes place in the square in front...

Papagenoplatz

Papagenoplatz May 25, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The centre of Salzburg is rich with spacious and elegant squares fronted by lovely Baroque facades. Colourful and filled with photo opportunities, they can also be filled with tourists at times. So it’s nice to know there are pockets of relative tranquillity where one can seek quieter moments. One...

String Rain

String Rain May 23, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Salzburg’s position at the northern reach of the Alps gives its weather a few quirks. Winters bring cold and snow, sometimes in quite dramatic amounts. Lovely temperate springs, fragrant with blooming flowers, give way to warm, even hot summers. Fall with its bright colours lasts well into October,...