Salzburg – Where Beauty Blends with Music

Salzburg – Where Beauty Blends with Music, Salzburg, Austria (B)

Welcome to Salzburg, Svet! It is my pleasure to greet you here and narrate you the story of this marvellous city for the couple of hours you will spend here today.

I know you are weary from your adventures throughout Europe, but I assure you this story will fascinate you.

Yes, Salzburg might not be as big as Vienna but it is nowhere less aristocratic, if not more impressive!

“Hello, Svet, my name is Mirabella. I am going to show you my verdant gardens today. Are you ready to immerse yourself into paradise?” Oh, God is funny sometimes when he is in a great mood and his creations can make even the stiffest jaws drop with a thunder.

Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, who was a prince-archbishop, was so deeply in love with Salome Alt that he decided to commemorate his love for her by building a castle surrounded by drop-dead gorgeous gardens. At first, it was famous as Schloss Altenau, but subsequently, Markus Sitticus renamed it to “Mirabell”.

My name finds its origins in Italy and is a compound of mirabile, meaning “admirable”, and bella, meaning “beautiful”. That’s why my glorious gardens and Schloss Mirabell has received that name beyond a shadow of doubt. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Salzburg – Where Beauty Blends with Music
Guide Location: Austria » Salzburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Svetoslav Dimitrov
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mirabell Palace
  • Mirabell Gardens
  • Salzburg Fortress
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • House of Mozart