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View From Top Of Kapuzinerberg Near The Franziskischlossl, Salzburg

View from the top of Kapuzinerberg, in the Altstadt district of Salzburg, Austria. Kapuzinerberg is located on the eastern bank of the Salzach river, the view here looks out over the Schallmoos district of the city.

Nearby at the top of the hill is the Franziskischlössl (meaning Francis′ Castle). It was built in 1629 by Archbishop Paris Lodron in order to improve the defences of Salzburg during the thirty years war (1618–1648).

On the wall along the edge of the viewpoint is a plaque that points out the directions of various landmarks visible from the viewpoint. These are:

  • Schloss Klessheim Casino Salzburg
  • Salzach / Kraftwerk Riedersbach
  • Maria Plain
  • Kaiserbuche
  • Buchberg / Mattsee
  • Autobahnbrücke Pebering
  • Heuberg
  • Nockstein
Copyright: Dave Kennard
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15968x7984
Taken: 05/07/2012
Uploaded: 05/09/2012
Updated: 02/04/2015


Tags: kapuzinerberg; twilight; hill; salzburg; austria; franziskischlossl
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Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital city of the federal state of Salzburg.Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) 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. The city is noted for its Alpine setting.Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid-20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the American musical and film The Sound of Music.The capital city of the State of Salzburg (Land Salzburg), the city has three universities. It has a large population of students who add liveliness and energy to the area, and the universities provide culture to the community. source: wikipedia