Hello everyone, welcome to my new post. I hope that you have found some good way to refresh yourself because these heat can be sometimes very hard for health. Last week, I promised you that I will write you my impressions of a city of good music and even better chocolate! Of course, it’s a joke as you know Salzburg is the city where the music virtuoso Mozart was born. Music genius who learned the music notes first than letters, the person who was known in the world because of his great talent… If you looking for the right description, this is for you: “Salzburg is a city of open heart and good music!”
When I received a invitation from the Salzburg Tourism Board, I couldn’t believe that I had the opportunity to show on my blog one of the most famous cities of culture in Europe such as Salzburg. It was a great honour to me and with great pleasure I accepted the invitation and headed immediately to explore all beauties of this charming city in Austria.
Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria, located in the central part of the country. Salzburg is the administrative, economic, cultural and social centre of the Salzburg region of the same name, which makes it a special city district. It is the most famous city in Europe that still has a preserved Baroque style in the very heart of the city. Therefore, only the heart of the city centre is listed on the UNESCO cultural heritage list.
Due to the proximity of the Alps and the famous winter centres, Salzburg got a special second name – “The Gate of the Alps”. All of this together makes Salzburg an important tourist destination not only in Austria, but also in Europe and world as well.
How was Salzburg got it’s name? There is an interesting legend dating from the Middle Ages when the salt was transported via Salzach River. Since at that time salt represented a very valuable good, it was necessary to pass custom control and customs stations was built on the place of today’s city of Salzburg. Thanks to this, the castle was first built after which a city settlement was finally built. Salzburg means “City of Salt”. Very interesting, isn’t it?
I enjoyed this interesting story of guide while we walked the streets of this beautiful city. What do you think by your estimation, how many people live in the heart of the city? Have you imagined a number? To help you, about 3,000 people live in the centre of Salzburg. I have to admit that I envy on them, Salzburg is a very beautiful city and it’s comfortable, if you want to enjoy walking on foot or with bicycle around the city.
At the end of the first day we pass by the most famous building in Salzburg – Mozart’s Birthplace.
A yellow color building with beautiful white windows, a place where the 18th century music genius was born – Volfgang Amadeus Mozart. The man who conquered the world with his music, he was loved and with his wife Constance he had two sons. Mozart also had a sister Maria Anna who was also very talented and gifted, but she remained in the shadow of her brother. Mozart was a golden child, a miracle which they all expected to happen.
Their father who left his violinist career to teach his two children and practicing musical compositions, until Mozart wrote his first composition when he had only 5 years. Sister Anna was there to support him and follow him on his tours. Mozart died very young, under unclear circumstances in his 35th year in Vienna. The people of Salzburg are very proud that the world recognize Salzburg for such a genius as Mozart.
After this interesting story which was about musical genius, it’s time to know more about a man, who is something similar but in another different world of art and fashion – yes, about me! Of course, it’s a joke and I’m far from it, but who knows maybe I succeed as Mozart with a lot of work and effort, my name will be mentioned at least in a booklet how to start your blog! 🙂
The first day in Salzburg was come to an end, it was time for dinner, so my photographer and I decided to make a well-deserved break and we go to grab something nice to eat.
Salzburg is perhaps a small town, but believe me nothing is behind the bigger capitals in Europe. In the main street you will find all the most famous world fashion brands. Nice restaurant, wonderful view it will be enough to enjoy in the beauties of the city like Salzburg. You can buy one pack of original Mozart chocolates and you will be very happy, it’s much better than buying of expensive shoes but you will feel much better! I will write you in the next post about famous Austrian Folkwear, I’m sure you will love it!
The sun slowly descended behind the mountains, the lights of the shops were the new light of the city, the young couples in love decided to take over the city! 🙂 In addition to the epithet of good music and even better candies, I will add another one – THE CITY OF LOVE.
Oh yes, Salzburg is a city where you can find everything you need and is not far away, if you are living in Europe, Austria is quite near and you must visit this wonderful city.
I wish Salzburg a good night and scheduled a meeting for tomorrow. Meeting with the city in which you are currently located may be quite interesting, irrespective of whether it is a well-known capital or city in which you live, something interesting can happen to you. Try it, you will not make a mistake! I’m currently negotiating with Belgrade where we will hang out a little tomorrow. 🙂
New Day, New Challenges! I went out of the hotel and I remembered that I did not take a photo of beautiful corner of the street in the centre of the city and immediately I went there to get the best photo, for the good picture the best light is a natural light of the morning sun.
Yes, I think that’s it! The perfect shot! A married couple (we see the wedding rings after! :D) and another tourist who wants to take a piece of this architectural paradise in their online library. Yes, it’s the 21st century where phones have taken their place, who knows why that is good…
My dear ones we have come to the end of this post, time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of beautiful Salzburg. I will try to leave you now for a moment just because you maybe would like more to enjoy in the beautiful view on the last photo of the post!
How do you like this story about Salzburg? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social networks, you can find on the CONTACT page.
As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!
The post is sponsored by the Salzburg Tourism Board. For these beautiful photos I used the Sony Alpha 7r camera.