Salzburg Photos: Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Trinity Church)

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Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Trinity Church)

The Trinity Church of Dreifaltigkeitskirche is a late-Baroque church that is used by the priest seminary of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. The Dreifaltigkeitskirche was designed by the famous Baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, who was also responsible for the Salzburg churches Kollegienkirche (in our opinion his masterpiece), the Markuskirche, and the Krankenhauskirche St. Johannes. The Dreifaltigkeitskirche is part of a Baroque ensemble - or rather, was part of one. Most of the Primogeniturpalast palace was demolished after the war to create space for the Mozarteum Art University. The late 19th century saw the arrival of Historicist buildings, note for an example Hotel Bristol, the pale-yellow building in the left part of the picture. And in recent years, ever-growing traffic is harming the appeal of the area. For details on the square in front of the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, read our article on the Makartplatz Square. Note Schloss Mirabell Palace in the background, just behind the cupola of the Dreifaltigkeitskirche.

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