Saturday, 19 November 2011

Salzburg - the city of music

Salzburg, the city of love and music. Divided by the banks of the River Salzach, and about two hour train ride away from Vienna, Salzburg instantly reminding me of the ‘Sound of Music’. This being my all time favourite movie, the few nights I spent at Salzburg were filled with music… most of the humming my own – ‘The hills are alive with the sound of music’.
Salzburg is known for being Mozart’s home town. This is were he grew up and spent most of his early days composing music. There is a huge statue of him in the city centre or the Mozart square as its called.
This city is also famous for the sets of Sound of Music (as though you didn’t know).. But I had to mention that the Von Trapp family were based here. However, the city has a lot more history and beauty to it and should not be confined to the DVD of the ‘Sound of Music’. In real life the amazing landscapes and scenery are not only charming but breathe taking. The amazing little city will make you fall in love with it immediately… just like I did. With Hohensalzburg Castle dominating the city and ofcourse the Salzburg Cathedral (known as Dom I think!), one generally tends to forget the other monuments, buildings and churches. Here are a few arches and domes where my heart skipped a beat!!
Not to forget the road side cafes. We spent most evenings sitting at these cafes…. And just people watching. How lovely! My favourite place in Salzburg was the Grave Yard. One particular scene from the Sound of Music was shot here. Its beauty breathe taking and leaves you astonished. I will have to do a separate blog on the Grave Yard. This city can charm anyone!

11 comments:

  1. Patricia, what beautiful photos you've shared! I have such fond memories of seeing The Sound of Music with my parents and sister when it first came out. I'm looking forward to your Grave Yard post!... Donna

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  2. What a wonderful trip that must have been! You took awesome photos, too!

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  3. wow...cool image of the ceiling!

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  4. Lovely pics. I would love to visit Salzburg. brought back memories of Sound of Music. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Sounds like a great place :)

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  6. Its so beautiful!!! hope i can go there sometime!

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  7. Lovely pictures.It is in my list of places to visit. Thanks Patty for sharing your journey with us.

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  8. Such a lovely place.Wish I coud be there one day :)and then maybe I'll hum ...these are the few of my favourite things....

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