Alter Markt

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  • Day8

    Le Nozze di Figaro (miniature)

    January 8 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 2 °C

    Really neat miniatures of opera sets at Mozart’s Birthplace Museum. Besides Mozart’s first violin, this was the coolest exhibit (I was disappointed that all the sheet music on display were facsimiles).

    I didn’t realize that Mozart only lived to the age 35. He moved to Vienna at the age of 25 because he hated Salzburg and wanted a better music scene. Mozart was actually really well know in his time, and lived a very lavish lifestyle. He was bad with money, though, and often had a lot of debt.Read more

  • Day41


    October 6, 2017 in Austria

    A bit of a novelty this morning... We are staying in a newish compact hotel room with no self-catering facilities or fridge etc, which makes breakfast a bit more of an ordeal in some ways. The hotel offers a buffet continental breakfast for a reasonable rate, and only €3.50 for the kids, so we ate a pretty good breakfast. Whilst doing this, Craig noticed that someone was buying a "Salzburg Card" and on investigation we found that it included free entrance into everything Salzburg + bus/tram trips included, so armed with a new card each, off we went to discover Salzburg!

    First stop was the Mirabell Gardens, followed by a trip through the residence of the Mozart family. Keyboards were certainly a lot more compact back then. Afterwards we walked through the "old town" streets which were full of beautiful arcades and elaborately decorated street lights and shop signs. There were a number of shops selling beautifully tailored dirndls, although I didn't see anyone in the streets wearing then, so not sure who their target market was - they were retailing for between €600 and €1,000, so wouldn't really be considered a mass tourism item.

    We then caught a very speedy funicular up to the "big white fortress on the hill" Festung Hohensalzburg - a panorama of Salzburg, a number of museums including one which just warmed the sarcasm of my husband's tongue - a very lame marionette museum, although it would be more aptly promoted as "someone's poorly maintained collection of marionette dolls put together in a bit of a lame way". It was a bit chilly by the time we got back down from the fortress, and we passed a person selling hot wine and hot cider. Craig bought some hot red wine - we have been meaning to make mulled wine for the last few winters and not gotten around to it - if it tastes like this, I don't think we will bother. It was impossible to not pull a face when drinking it as it tastes like you are being poisoned with every sip!

    Lunch was some street food - the highly anticipated eating of "wursts" - the best sausages on buns ever eaten!

    The weather was trying hard to be annoying today - very cold and spitting intermittently with rain. Luckily any full scale rain managed to stay away. We did a cruise on the extremely swift flowing water of the Salzach River. Afterwards we went up to the Museum of Modern Art (it is situated at the top of an escarpment). Given we knew there were not that many restaurants around where we are staying, we decided to have dinner in the city before heading home. Found a fascinating restaurant which had about 7 or 8 different "rooms" which were all styled/themed - from very modern, to a biergarten, to traditional. We decided to go traditional as the waitress was wearing a dirndl. I ordered spitezl, Craig had another wurst washed down with 1/2 litre of Austrian bier. Gigantic meals - will need to eat less tomorrow!
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  • Day18

    Salzburg, Austria

    July 2, 2016 in Austria

    In late morning we did a seven hour tour to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and the place where The Sound of Music originated and was filmed. Unfortunately, we hit some heavy rain and wind. Glad we brought our rain jackets and unbrellas. It still was a great visit to an historic city.

  • Day23

    Salzburg's Residenz Palace

    July 14, 2017 in Austria

    We decided to buy umbrellas today, reasoning that maybe that would be enough to get the rain to stop (it did, from time-to-time). We started with a brief concert of a Mozart piece from the glockenspiel at the plaza near our hotel--Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart, after all. More about that another day.

    We then toured the palace that was the residence, cathedral, and seat of Salzburg government during the reign of the prince-archbishops. Of course it was very opulent, as they were trying to show their importance to political visitors.

    Underneath the cathedral is an exhibit of the archaeological excavations showing the underlying Roman structures, featuring mosaic floors, some one on top of another.

    Enjoy some photos of the sights of the city.
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  • Day2

    Eintauchen in die SHW

    August 3, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach einem ökumenischen Mittagsgebet in St. Peter und einem Kaffee in der Studierendenlongue, dann die Vorträge und Verleihungen der Publikumspreise. Mit Dominik Meiering als Nachbar sehr unterhaltsam.
    Dann das Sommerfest im Garten von Erzbischof Lackner von Salzburg (Auf dem Bild am Tisch links). Grossartig. Ein Podiumsgespräch mit ihm, der Festspielpräsidentin, dem Schauspieler Johannes Silberschneider (spielt im Jedermann derzeit Gott), moderiert vom Obmann der SHW. Sehr beeindruckend.
    Nach viel Gespräche und Bier ein Absacker mit Dominik und Kristell im Isrish Pub.
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  • Day3

    Ein gelungener Tag

    August 4, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Heute morgen dann in der Aula 2 Vorlesungen zur Angst im Kontext des Nahen Ostens und der Literatur. Dann habe ich Mozarts Geburtshaus besucht. Am Abend gemeinsames Abendessen mit Kristell und Dominik und dann Nachtgebet in St. Peter.

  • Day4

    Salzburg bei Nacht

    August 5, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Letzter vollständiger Tag in Salzburg. Messe morgens in St. Peter, dann zwei Vorlesungen. Dann ein Spaziergang nach Mülln und Mittach. Nachmittags Schreibtisch und frühes Abendessen mit Dominik und Kristell und dann Geleit der beiden zum Festspielhaus. Ich hatte eine 2,5 stündige Nachtführung auf die Festung Hohensalzburg. Beeindruckend. Anschließend noch ein bisschen Zauberflötenübertragung auf dem Domplatz und Absacker auf der anderen Seite der Sulzach mit wichtigen Gesprächen fürs Forum.Read more

  • Day13

    Mozart balls

    December 27, 2015 in Austria

    Lol. It doesnt mean anything vulgar or strange, but its the laymen term of the mozart chocolate.

    A Mozartkugel (English: Mozart ball), is a small, round confection made of marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate. It was originally known as the “Mozartbonbon”, and was created by Salzburg confectioner Paul Fürst in 1890 and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (wikipedia)

    So we went to the original Shop in salzburg that created this type of chocolate, Konditorei furst. I must say i am not a fan of the chocolate. Cause there is a almond taste in the centre. And i don't like almond taste. Too bad haha. But apparently there are 8 variations that spun out from this original version.
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  • Day15

    The egg shop

    December 29, 2015 in Austria

    We passed by here and it was closed, thus took the chance to visit it as it was opened today. Boy, its one of the most fragile shop i have been in hahah. Its a lot of fragile egg shells that was being decorated with pretty pictures and patterns. Its very traditional!

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