Salzburg, Austria (3) – Mirabell Palace Gardens (Day 6)
Located about a half kilometre south of Salzburg Hbf (Main Station) is the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Built in 1606 for Prince-Archbishop Wolfe Dietrich Raitenau and his mistress Salome Alt. 358 years later it serves as a one of the film locations for “The Sound of Music”.
Entering the gates from the south end of the gardens, we see the Palace at the far north end.
We take refuge from the heat on a shaded bench. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is seen across the garden.
Looking towards the south end of the garden where we entered. Hohensalzburg Castle in the background.
On the west side of the palace. The Pegasusbrunnen Fountain (in the middle of photo) was used in the Sound of Music’s “Do-Re-Mi”