Salzburg Photos: Salzach River Banks

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Salzach River Banks

Chestnut trees flank the Salzach River banks along the city centre of Salzburg. On the other side of the river you can see the two towers of St. Markus, one of four churches that were designed by the Baroque super-star architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. The other three are the Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), the Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Trinity Church) and the Krankenhauskirche St. Johannes (within the main hospital of Salzburg). Fischer von Erlach also designed several secular buildings in Salzburg, but he is mostly associated with Vienna, the city where he became the first artist to be elevated to the rank of a nobleman for his merits in architecture.

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