Amazing Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Another awesome postcard I got from Reino on his trip the beautiful countries of Germany and Austria. This one was of course sent from Salzburg. At the top left one can see Getreidegasse, which is a famous shopping lane in Salzburg. Still in Getreidegasse at no. 9, at the top right, one can see the birthplace of the great composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. At the bottom left one can see Residenzbrunnen, the largest baroque fountain in central Europe, which was completed in 1661. The fountain is located in Residenzplatz, which in turn is located in the Altstadt, shown in the middle. Finally, at the bottom right, one can see one of the most splendid baroque churces in Austria, Kollegienkirche. The church was originally consecrated in 1707 and between then and now lost its purpose a few times. During Napoleon’s invasion it was used as a hay store, during Austro-Hungarian monarchy, it was a military church and a classical secondary school. Since the opening of the University of Salzburg, it has luckily regained its original purpose. Pretty awesome postcard! Dankie Reino.