Salzburg Photos: Neustadt of the City

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Salzburg Neustadt View

A classic vista on the so-called Neustadt of Salzburg. The term means "new city" and was used in the late 19th century to reflect the Altstadt ("Old Town") that dates back to the Medieval and Baroque eras. The Neustadt comprises of mainly Historicist buildings along the Salzach River and in parallel to the Linzergasse Lane, the so-called Andräviertel. It was built following two big events: A devastating fire in the early 19th century and the demolition of the bastions and city walls in the area of today's Andräkirche in the late 19th century. The Neustadt looks a bit like a mini-version of Vienna and doesn't really fit in with the rest of central Salzburg. Nevertheless, property in the area is very expensive due to the pompous nature of the architecture and the great location. This picture was taken fromm a look-out platform on the Mönchsberg, somewhere between the Museum der Moderne (Museum of Modern Art) and the Müllnertor depicted in the previous picture.

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