Salzburg Photos: Müllnersteg bridge

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Müllnersteg Bridge

The Müllnersteg bridge, seen here in the bright light of the winter sun, is a bridge that links the area of the Mirabell Gardens with the district of Mülln on the northern edge of the Altstadt (Old Town). The bridge is open to cyclists and pedestrians only and a great spot for taking pictures of the city centre. A few things to note on this particular photo: In the dark parts on the left, you can see parts of the old city walls. They date back to the 17th century and this particular area was heavily fortified to secure the Mönchsberg hill towards north. The pink building by the Salzach River is a typical late 19th century crime and probably designed by the famous local architect Ceconi. The mighty church in the centre is the Müllner Stadtpfarrkirche, once a monastic church of Augustinian monks, now a parish church. The monastery, which lies right behind it, is now home to the famous Augustiner Bräustübl or Müllner Bräu. This brewery has several large beer halls and Austria's biggest beer garden. The little chapel right to the church is the Leprosenhaus, today a hospital for old patients. The tower on the right corner of the picture belongs to a nunnery. Between this nunnery and the Leprosenhaus, the little lane of the Bärengässchen can be found.

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