Salzburg Photos: Nun at Maria Plain

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Nun at Maria Plain

An elderly (alright: ancient) nun walking on a hill just outside of the Basilica Maria Plain. The basilica is the most important church of pilgrimage in the immediate surroundings of Salzburg and offers great views on the city. Here you can see the spires of various Baroque churches, overshadowed by the Festung Hohensalzburg (Salzburg Castle). In the background, note the snow white mountain tops of the Hagengebirge and Göll Massif. You can get to Maria Plain by city busses within a few minutes from the city centre; get off at the stop "Plainbrücke", it takes about 10 to 15 minutes walk to the basilica.

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