Salzburg Photos: Old Town (Altstadt)

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Old Town (Altstadt)

The Old Town of Salzburg (in German called Altstadt) as seen from the Kapuzinerberg. Taken on a very productive photo outing in early 2008. Note (again) the snow white mountain tops of Untersberg (right of the castle) and the Hagengebirge / Göll Massif (left of the castle). The building in the foreground was once home to the Cafe Corso, whose owner contributed to the construction of the Mozartsteg. This Art Nouveau or Jugendstil bridge can be seen in the picture. It was opened in 1902 and is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge. People who wanted to use the Mozartsteg had to pay a little fee at the toll house at one side of the bridge (visible in the picture). The big, white building that dominates the houses on the other side of the Salzach is the Neue Residenz, the home of the Salzburg Museum.

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