Salzburg Panorama

Austria, Landscape, Panorama, Photograph

Panorama of Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg, Austria, offers a view of the old town of Salzburg from one side, and a beautiful Alpine landscape on the other.

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Landscape

Architecture, Austria, Landscape, Photograph, Travel

Photograph of Landscape in Halstatt, Austria

Driving between Vienna and Salzburg, one gets to observe a change in the Austrian landscape from open, relatively flat plains to the rolling hills of the Austrian Alps. One of the most popular stopping-points along this route is the picturesque village of Hallstatt, somewhere around which this photograph was taken. And with landscapes like this one surrounding the village, it’s not difficult to see why it is such a popular tourist destination!

Melk Abbey

Architecture, Austria, Photograph, Travel

Photograph of Melk Abbey in Austria

Driving from Vienna to Salzburg (Austria’s two most famous cities), the bright colours and imposing structure of Melk Abbey catches the eye. Located in the small town of Melk about an hour from Vienna, it was founded as a Benedictine abbey in 1089. The Baroque abbey seen in the photograph was built in the early 18th century. The abbey houses the remains of several members of Austria’s first ruling dynasty, the House of Babenberg.

Statue

Architecture, Photograph, Statue, Travel

Photograph of Statue in Vienna

The Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum are two of the most impressive museums in Europe. They are museums of art and natural history respectively, and with their enormous collections, they attract tens of thousands of visitors each year. The two museums are housed in identical buildings (more like palaces) facing each other in the heart of Vienna. The surrounding areas are home to other Viennese treasures such as Hofburg Palace, Albertina Museum, and Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (the National Library of Austria). 

The space between the two enormous museums is adorned with fountains, statues and topiary. Due to their age and material of build (copper), most of the statues have started turning green. 

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Face“)