Monday, September 27, 2010
My world - Salzach river in Salzburg
The Salzach river is one of the most pristine rivers I've seen. It was the kind of idyllic scene I read about and see in tourist brochures. Peering down at the river, I was immediately struck by the crystal clear water and I was filled with a soothing sense of tranquility. It's easy to see why this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Salzburg. In case you're wondering, the source of the water comes from the Austrian Alps, which makes the river ecosystem extremely pure and pristine.
According to my guide book, the Salzach is a river in Austria and Germany. It is the main river of the Austrian state of Salzburg. The name Salzburg means “Salt Castle”, it got its name from the various barges that carried salt on the Salzach river back in the 8th century.
There are a number of attractions of both sides of the river and we spent a few hours wandering up and down the riverbank. The surroundings are absolutely charming and intriguing with plenty of photo ops. Salzburg’s Altstadt (old town), on the south bank of the river, is a Baroque fiesta of cathedrals, plazas, courtyards and fountains.
The 'new town' on the other side of the river has Mirabell Gardens, Mozart House, and plenty of streets with great eateries and interesting shopping malls.
Posted by LifeRamblings at 11:42 AM
Labels: Austria, My World Tuesday, salzburg
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Crystal clear...how I wish we have this in Malaysia right? LOL :DReplyDelete
Wow...the source of water is from the Alps...no wonder so crystal clear. :DReplyDelete
ah, eateries with beautiful sceneries,ReplyDelete
it has to be the best already! :)
The buildings are as beautiful as the river.ReplyDelete
Pure and pristine. True enough, the water looks clear with no pollutants.ReplyDelete
keep it clear i say for generations to come.ReplyDelete
another interesting location you featured today.
What a lovely place to visit!ReplyDelete
Marvelous photos of a gorgeous place! Brought back lots of memories! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the fun! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful river and the architecture along it and the view of the snow spotted mountains is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
LR: That sure brings back some memories from our trip to salzburg in the spring, neat photos.ReplyDelete
One of the best ever movie musicals The Sound of Music was filmed in Salzburg, the Alps and surrounding areas.ReplyDelete
I've never been to Salzburg, but I'd love to go, it looks beautiful. I love your photohunt shots below, mountains are my favorite scenery.ReplyDelete
Great place with river flowing through the city. The buildings on the riverbank are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful scenery, LR. :)ReplyDelete
This is beautiful. Very lovely scenic shot.ReplyDelete
Looks like a gorgeous place!ReplyDelete
So serene and crystal clear. WHat a wonderful set of photos.ReplyDelete
beautifully composed pics and interesting historyReplyDelete
Wow! Beautiful and clean river! I don't mind spending my time there!ReplyDelete
wow, i wish our rivers here are as clean as this one. the new town looks very pretty--those buildings are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful. Hopefully I'll get to visit some time.ReplyDelete
hm, I thought most of the German rivers was poluted. Maybe they cleaned it up.ReplyDelete
Great photos, but I DO really like the header of yours. :)
breathtaking view...so wonderful...i could retire there i think. ahhaa...ReplyDelete
My mum went to Europe several times and still voted Salzburg and Vienna as the best places. So can you post more photos to share?ReplyDelete
Sitting there by the riverbanks can be pretty relaxing with such beautiful views.ReplyDelete