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Location - Central Europe; Capital - Vienna; Population - 9 million; Currency - Euro

From Kotor in Montenegro I had a brief overnight stop at Split (Croatia) before a long day of buses and trains through Slovenia to reach Salzburg - May 2018. MORE AUSTRIA


euro1A more recent version of the 10 Euro note









austria12From Villach at the Slovenia/Austria border the train passes through some lovely mountainous countryside - Villach to Salzburg


austria13Never seen this before - the train followed the river for several kms, and all the way a hazy mist floated above it - Villach to Salzburg


austria73Go to the pedestrian bridge opposite Hans-Prodinger Strasse for great views of the Old Town - Salzburg














austria79 Hohensalzburg Fortress looms over the Altstadt (Old Town) - Salzburg















austria91A tourist boat makes an about-turn on the Salzach River - Salzburg


austria40The pedestrian shopping streets of the Old Town - Salzburg


austria37The Sternbrau is a huge beer inn with bars, restaurants, a hotel and this beer garden. And plastic cows - Salzburg














austria46 The Kollegienkirche (College Church) backs on to Universitatsplatz (University Square) - Salzburg















austria49The square is an ideal spot for drinking in the sunshine - Salzburg


austria42There's plenty of boutiques and high-end shops in the Old Town - Salzburg


austria53When the sun's out there's ample opportunity for alfresco dining - Salzburg















austria50I think this sculpture was in the grounds of a museum - Salzburg















austria58The largest square, Residenzplatz, was undergoing renovation in early summer 2018 - Salzburg


austria64I like this guy standing on a golden globe in Kapitelplatz. He's reminiscent of a 2011 Salisbury Cathedral exhibition several years ago by Sean Henry - guessing it's the same guy? - Salzburg


austria26Mirabell Palace and gardens are a famous location in The Sound of Music - Salzburg















austria19A view of Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mirabell Gardens, with Mirabell Palace on the left - Salzburg















austria31Don't tell me you've never heard of The Sound of Music?!! You too can screech 'The Hills Are Alive' on various tours of the local film locations - Salzburg


austria95Straining my neck at the base of Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take the funicular or follow the steep paths up to the castle - Salzburg


austria111From the castle see the Cathedral in the foreground, the Mirabell Palace overlooking the Salzach River, followed by the newer part of the city - Salzburg














austria107A coin-laden window to Salzburg
















austria101A higher view of the Sean Henry (?) exhibition - Salzburg


austria98On the other side of the fortress is a restaurant with panoramic scenery - Salzburg


austria104The towering walls of the Hohensalzburg Fortress - Salzburg















austria97The fortress was originally built in the 11th century but expanded over the centuries - Salzburg















austria109The Cathedral (Dom) stands behind Kapitelplatz - Salzburg


austria88An early evening take on the fortress, Old Town and river - Salzburg


austria57Salzburg's most famous son is composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart















austria33In the Old Town is Mozart's Geburtshaus (birthplace) - Salzburg















austria34While on the opposite side of the river is another of his museums, Mozart's Wohnhaus (residence) - Salzburg


austria36Newspapers for sale via an honesty box - Salzburg



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