Salzburg Photos: Christmas Market

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Christmas Market, again

The biggest, most famous and most popular Christmas market of Salzburg: The one at the Salzburger Dom Cathedral. Once confined to the Domplatz (the square right in front of the cathedral), it has long expanded to spread on the Residenzplatz (shown here) and seemingly even the Alter Markt. The Christmas Market opens in late November and is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike until Christmas. This picture was taken in the early afternoon, when most visitors were locals; tourists are taking over later in the afternoon and evening. The pink church on the left is the Michaelskirche, the tower on the right is the Neue Residenz and contains the Salzburg Carillion (Glockenspiel). The building is home to the Salzburg Museum.

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