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Sightseeing in Salzburg City, the Birthplace of Mozart

Updated on September 11, 2017
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Thelma Alberts is a natural born Filipina who lives in her adopted country Germany for more than 3 decades. She loves traveling in Europe.

Mirabell Garden

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Mirabell Garden Salzburg, Austria
Mirabell Garden Salzburg, Austria | Source
Mirabell Garden Salzburg, Austria
Mirabell Garden Salzburg, Austria | Source
Mirabell Garden, Salzburg, Austria
Mirabell Garden, Salzburg, Austria | Source
Mirabell Garden Salzburg, Austria
Mirabell Garden Salzburg, Austria | Source

Traveling to Salzburg

It was my last day of stay in Munich before I have to fly back home. It was my last day of sightseeing tour in Bavaria. On that day I was in Chiemsee with my friends, we decided to go to Salzburg as it was not far from Munich. Almost two hours drive with a train. Beth and Celia have been to Salzburg many times before, so they wanted me to see the baroque old city of Salzburg. This time with Beth´s daughter Claudia.


Celia and I started our travel from Munich main train station, Claudia from the first stop while her mother got in from Rosenheim train station. As I have said from the last hub, the Bayern (Bavarian) ticket costs only €29 back and forth , whether it is for 1 or 5 persons.

Wherever I traveled, I bought a map of the city or country I was visiting. That time when I traveled Salzburg, I bought a map and it helped me a lot to stroll around the historic places of Salzburg.

Salzach River, Salzburg, Austria

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Along the Salzach River in Salzburg
Along the Salzach River in Salzburg | Source

Salzburg


Salzburg means "Salt Castle" in English. It is located in Austria and the next city near the boundary to Germany. The Altstadt (Old City) of Salzburg has a baroque architecture. It was once listed as UNESCO Heritage Site in 1997. The musical film "The Sounds Of Silence" was filmed here. (Source: Wikipedia).


The train station of Salzburg was not the one I expected. It was small compared to Munich and it was crowded as there was and there are still renovations going on. The day was not fine for strolling around because it was raining. The motto of that day was rain or shine. Came what may as long as it was not gale that blowed us away. A kind of gale from the Atlantic ocean that I have experienced in Ireland. Anyway we had our weapon with us against the rain. Umbrella!


We bought a twenty four hour bus ticket for our ride to the Altstadt. We went out of the bus and started our stroll in the historic city of Salzburg. Our first stop was the oriental shop selling self made perfumes in which the contents of different essential oils came from Egypt. I wonder if they really came from Egypt. The shop sells oriental clothes to be use for belly dancing. Oriental decorations, diffusers and many exotic paraphernalia for spiritual and meditation purposes are being sold here.


City of Austria

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Statue on the wall of Hotel  Altstadt, Salzburg, AustriaPainting on the wall of  Der Anker, Altstadt, Salzburg, Austria
Statue on the wall of Hotel  Altstadt, Salzburg, Austria
Statue on the wall of Hotel Altstadt, Salzburg, Austria | Source
Painting on the wall of  Der Anker, Altstadt, Salzburg, Austria
Painting on the wall of Der Anker, Altstadt, Salzburg, Austria | Source

Mozarts Birthplace

Mozarts Birthplace, Salzburg, Austria
Mozarts Birthplace, Salzburg, Austria | Source

Where To Go: 1. Mozart´s Birthplace


Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 and died on December 5, 1791 at the age of 35 ( Source:Wikipedia). He was a popular talented composer in the 18Th Century. In Mozart's birthplace, you can find some of his musical instruments, his certificates, his photos from young Mozart to the adult Mozart, his portraits and many other interesting things about him.


There is a Mozart Square where you can find everything about him. Mozarts Geburtshaus (birthplace) is at the same time his museum. There is a Mozart Cafe which is mostly visited by the tourists all over the world. If you would like to experience the Austrian cakes and coffee, feel free to have a rest in this cosy beautiful ambiance.

Mozart Museum

The birthplace of Mozart is now a museum.
The birthplace of Mozart is now a museum. | Source

2. The Mozart Chocolate Shop


"DIE ECHTEN MOZART REBER KUGEL" Shop means "The True Mozart Reber Marble" when it is translated to english language. It is a chocolate formed into marble. This Mozart Kugel as it is known here in Germany and in Austria, is a very delicious marzipan formed into marble and coated with chocolate. Many varieties of chocolates are sold in this shop. The best thing you can bring with you as a gift for your love ones at home when you are visiting Austria. I am not fond of chocolates but in this case I have eaten a lot. It was hard to stop eating them.


Residenzplatz and Residenzbrunnen in Salzburg, Austria
Residenzplatz and Residenzbrunnen in Salzburg, Austria | Source

3. Residenzplatz and Residenzbrunnen


The building behind the fountain is the Residenzplatz (residential place or building) in the heart of the Altstadt (old town) of Salzburg. This building is usually use for theater plays, sports, live music concerts and parties like New Years Eve. Carriages for rent are waiting here for the tourists to explore the city in style.


Residenzbrunnen is the fountain in front of the Residenzplatz. It is the most beautiful baroque fountain in Salzburg.

Salzach River

Salzach River, Salzburg, Austria
Salzach River, Salzburg, Austria | Source

4. Mirabell Garden


As my friends and I continued to stroll, we had at last found the Mirabell Garden of the Mirabell Castle. We were lucky for the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. Beautiful!!!! I said as I was looking from the head of a lion statue above where we came from. I was fascinated by the beauty of the garden with the view of the Cathedral and the Fortress of Hohensalzburg. Very awesome to look at.


Plenty of tourists where with us strolling around, taking photos everywhere in every positions. We were one of them. As always, we were having fun taking photos in solo, in two´s and in three´s as there was always one of us who took the photos.

Mirabell Garden was once the location of the musical movie "The Sound of Music" It was in the Pegasus fountain when the Trapp family where singing some of their songs.

The Sound of Music is my favorite movie with lots of wonderful music sung by Julie Andrews. This is the music of the movie with the same title. A music that warms your heart and very relaxing.

Mirabell Park, Salzburg, Austria
Mirabell Park, Salzburg, Austria | Source

5. Christmas and Easter in Salzburg Shop


Christmas in Salzburg is a two seasons shop. The Easter and the Christmas seasons. It is a shop where you can buy gorgeous Easter and Christmas decorations in many creative ways. It is difficult for me to describe them as no words are enough to explain how lovely they are. I´ll just show you what I mean.

Christmas and Easter Shop in Salzburg

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Christmas in Salzburg shop, Salzburg, Austria
Christmas in Salzburg shop, Salzburg, Austria | Source
Christmas and Easter decorations in Salzburg shop, Salzburg, Austria
Christmas and Easter decorations in Salzburg shop, Salzburg, Austria | Source
Easter decorations in Christmas Shop in Austria.
Easter decorations in Christmas Shop in Austria. | Source
Easter decorations in Christmas Shop in Austria.
Easter decorations in Christmas Shop in Austria. | Source

Adieu Mozart City


It was a very short day but a successful one. We had to go back to the train station for our travel back to Germany. A day in Mozart city is not enough to see all the historical buildings and places in Salzburg. I have not seen all so I have to go back to Salzburg again for a week or two. Next time I will be prepared and I will know exactly what I would like to visit.


I hope you enjoyed reading my travel hub. Please feel free to leave a comment, an honest one. Thank you for reading.


Source: Wikipedia and Flyers of Salzburg City

The View From Mirabell Garden

Dreifaltigkeitskirche ( Holy Trinity Church),Salzburg, Austria
Dreifaltigkeitskirche ( Holy Trinity Church),Salzburg, Austria | Source

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      Thelma Alberts 18 months ago from Germany

      Wow! You have been there. Salzburg is indeed a beautiful place to travel. I am glad you have experienced it and you have the earings as your remembrance besides your wonderful memories. Thanks for your visit Say Yes To Life.

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      Yoleen Lucas 18 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      I visited Salzburg in 1982, when I was touring Europe. To this day, it remains my favorite city. They beautify EVERYTHING! I entered that cave in the center of town; it is full of shops that sell Austrian crystal. I still have the pair of stud earrings I bought there.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Hi jackb3! Sorry for my late response. I must have missed this. Yes, Salzburg is one of the beautiful places in Europe that I liked. Thanks for stopping by.

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      John Patrick Baumann 5 years ago from St. Louis

      Salzburg was one of my favorite cities of Europe. I as there 3 days and it wasn't even en

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi AliciaC! Thanks for stopping by and giving a comment. Salzburg is really a beautiful place to visit. Bring time with you in going there. Have a lovely weekend.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I've wanted to visit Salzburg for a long time. Thank you for the lovely photos and the description of the city. I love marzipan, so if I ever do make it to Salzburg I will definitely be buying some Mozart Kugels!

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi, John! I am not sure but I think I saw mozart perfume in Salzburg. Try to find it in the internet. Thanks for dropping by.

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      john 6 years ago

      anyone knows where i can find mozart perfume?

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hello Nell Rose! Yes, Salzburg City is an old and beautiful place to visit. History is in every corner of the city. The Mirabell Castle garden is awesome. Thanks for your stopping by and giving a good comment.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, what a beautiful place, the gardens are amazing. I would love to visit, it seems so full of old world charm, just my idea of a wonderful holiday! rated up! cheers nell

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      H Peggy W! Thanks for stopping by and for giving a comment. Yes, Salzburg is a beautiful city with beautiful gardens. I will be taking more photos next time. Have a good night.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you so much for showing us a bit of Salzburg where Mozart was born. It looks like a beautiful city! Those gardens are so pretty. When you go back be sure and take many more photos! Voted up, useful and beautiful.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi Ingenira! Thanks for stopping by and reading my hub. I have been only once in Salzburg and I am sure I will still go back there to see the things that I have not seen. Salzburg is really a beautiful place. Thanks for your comment and voting up.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      I have been to Salzburg twice, and loved the place. A beautiful town with music in the air - feeling so close to Mozart.

      Great writeup, beautiful photos, voted up!

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Good Morning, Eiddwen. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my hub. Have a lovely Sunday!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A very interesting hub Thema and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

      I vote up without a doubt.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Thanks prasetio. I hope you enjoyed reading my article and that you can visit Mozart country in the future. Happy weekend.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love traveling topic and Mozart also. Thelma, this hub was awesome and beautiful. I hope I have a chance to visit Salzburg someday. Nice information and really useful for us. I love all stunning picture. It's fly my imagination about this place. Well done, my friend. You got my vote again. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi,Raquel! Nice to hear from you. Yes,of course I can be your tour guide when I am here. Bring time with you. Thanks for reading and commenting on my article. Regards;D

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      raquel 6 years ago

      Someday i will visit this place and you are my tour guide, Thel!!

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Your welcome randomcreative. Visiting Salzburg for a day is not enough because there are lots of places to see and Mozart concerts to attend to. Bring time with you when you travel to Salzburg. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I love Mozart and would definitely enjoy visiting Salzburg sometime. Thanks for all of the great information and photos!

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hello writer20. Thanks for reading my hub. Yes, the photos are new. I took them 2 weeks ago when I had a week vacation in Bavaria which include 1 day sightseeing tour in Salzburg.

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great to read your hub and to see the photos which all seem new to me because it was so long ago that I was there. Glad had a wonderful trip.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Thank you marellen for travelling with me in this hub. The Sound of Music is a wonderful film. Salzburg City is indeed a beautiful city to visit.

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      marellen 6 years ago

      As always Thelma, your hubs are so interesting. I love your travels because I travel along with you. Salzburg is beautiful and I will always associate it with The Sound of Music.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi, carolp. Yes, Salzburg is beautiful. A day was not enough to see all the lovely places. Participating The Sound of Music Tour is great. Maybe next time. Thanks for reading my hub.

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      Salzburg is a beautiful place. The Sound of Music Tour is also great. Thanks for sharing.