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‘Salzburg is unbeatably beautiful’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

I had three days in Vienna and I decided to go on a day trip from Vienna to Salzburg by bus.


                                       And what a bus I chose!

The route was pretty.


It is not that I have a great camera or that I am an excellent photographer, it was really the view that was so very beautiful.



Halfway through we stopped for coffee and what is called a ‘comfort stop’.


I loved the cappucinno and a slice of apple pie even though it was quite expensive.

Salzburg literally means ‘salt fortress’. It is the fourth largest city in Austria and is the capital of the Federal state of Salzburg. It was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music.

Salzburg’s “Old Town” has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Host to three universities and a large population of students, Salzburg is noted for its attractive setting and scenic alpine backdrop.


Yes, there is an Indian restaurant in Salzburg.  budapest-vienna-etc-last-july-2013-346-420-b-80-jpg

The board says it all, ‘Salzburg is unbeatably beautiful’


 Herbert von Karajan the famous Austrian orchestra and opera conductor was born in Salzburg. The city remembers its great son.


Tour’s charming guide carried a little branch with three white flowers to keep her flock together.

budapest-vienna-etc-last-july-2013-315-420-80-jpgThere is always a trade off. Though electric trams provide clean transport to the city, they do mess up the sky view. And this is true not only of Salzburg alone but of many, many European cities.



(Text with inputs from the internet)

You may like to see my earlier photo article on Salzburg, ‘Padlocks, lovelocks & wedlock by clicking at the flllowing link:

 Photos, text & copyright K.J.S.Chatrath.

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