Salzburg Photos: Kapuzinerkirche & Altstadt

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Kapuzinerkirche in Salzburg Altstadt

The Kapuzinerkirche sits on a cliff of the Kapuzinerberg hill like a big chunk of cheddar with a brown roof. The building, which dates back to the 17th century, is a plain one - typical for the poverty-mad Capuchin monks. Note also the city walls all over Kapuzinerberg, which you can clearly see in this picture because of the winterly lack of vegetation. The white tower left of the Capuchin Monastery is the Neue Residenz with the central tower containing the Salzburg Carillion (Salzburger Glockenspiel). The Neue Residenz is home to the Salzburg Museum or town museum. The smaller Baroque tower left of it is in fact a Rococo tower and belongs to the little church Michaelskirche, right between Residenzplatz and Mozartplatz. Particularly anal observers of this picture might also be able to spot the green copper-roof of the Dreifaltigkeitskirche or Trinity Church on the horizon just between the Glockenspiel and St. Michael.

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