Salzburg, Austria (1) – A Walk to Alstadt (Day 6)

A six hour day trip from Vienna to Salzburg has us scrambling to make sure we cover as much ground as possible.  From Salzburg HB, we walk south on Rainerstrabe/Mirabellplatz/Dreifaltigkeitsgasse through a small commercial area to Salzach River.  We cross the Salzach River at Staatsbrucke Bridge to visit Alstadt (Old Town).




Dreifaltigkeitskirche, a Catholic church that was completed in 1702.

On Dreifaltigkeitsgasse and Richard-Mayr-Gasse, in front of Star Inn Hotel, is a watery incline to accommodate rain drainage and creative child’s activity.

Linzer Gassee & Platzl, a great people watching spot

We head straightforward to Staatsbrucke.  You can see Salzburg Cathedral in the distance.

Looking east Salzach River on Staatsbrucke.  We head to the right to Alstadt (Old Town).  Linzer Gassee & Platz is on the left.

Residenzplatz with Neugebaude (white building) with Glockenspiel and the marble fountain called Residenzbrunnen.  The Glockenspiel has 35 bells that plays tunes from Mozart’s repertoire three times a day.

Salzburger Residenz and Residenzgalerie

Palace museum with 17th-century works by Rembrandt and Rubens

Salzburg Cathedral


A Busker entertains in Kapitelplatz

Festung Hohensalzburg

The steep descent from Hohensalzburg

Haus St. Benedikt, a guest house

Universitatskirche (white building w/black domes)

The Steeple of Stiftskirche Sankt Peter Salzburg with Festung Hohensalzburg in the background

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