Salzburg

View of Salzburg from the Fortress. 5D Mark III | 24mm 1.4 Art

Last weekend my wife and I decided to have a short road trip to Salzburg and Hallstatt in Austria. Salzburg is just 2:15 from where we live, and we had not been there before, but heard a lot of good things about it. I ended up with a lot of photos from the two days, so I”ll split the posts – so here is Salzburg!

Salzburg souvenirs! 5D Mark III | 45mm 2.8 TS-E

Salzburg was pretty amazing, but lots of tourists… After a while I get people phobia, so if you are like me, make sure you arrive early! Salzburg has lots of rich history, and its wealth came from salt mines in the region. Salt was used extensively in the past as a food preservative.  Today Salzburg is a vibrant city, with cool markets, a lovely river and cosy cafes. The main reason tourists come here however is to get a glimpse of the Salzburg’s glamorous past, which is easy. The city has many wonderful old buildings, small alleyways and imposing courtyards.

Streets of Salzburg. 5D Mark III | 85mm 1.2L II

A nice way to get around is by horse! 5D Mark III | 85mm 1.2L II

 

You can spend days in Salzburg, but we only had one. We strolled around on the cities many steep paths and eventually made it to the fort, over looking the city. You can take a tram up to the fort, but you should walk up, as you will see a lot on the way. The fort was built to protect the city and its wealth in salt from its enemies. The fort was expanded many times, and never breached.

The fortress from the city. 5D Mark III | 85mm 1.2L II

The city has lots of nice shops to look at. Some are still trading salt today, like to cool and trendy place below. Some good places for coffee too, and if you don’t feel like walking, but can take a horse carriage around the city instead.

Trendy salt shop. Used the super wide 12mm 2.8 Fisheye to maximize the effect of the cool ceiling. 5D Mark III | 12mm 2.8 Fisheye

Posing nicely for the camera. 5D Mark III | 85mm 1.2L II

Gallery

Here are some more of my favorite photos from the trip to Salzburg!

6 Comments on “Salzburg

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