May 30, 2014

Travelogue - Salzburg




Historic Old town of Salzburg

I guess no other city in the world would be driven this much by a single person's legacy . Even after more than 200 years of his death, Salzburg lives & breathes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart everywhere.  From chocolates & T-shirts to an international foundation,  Mozart's name and spirit is everywhere in Salzburg. It got me thinking -  What percentage of economy of Salzburg is directly or indirectly related to Mozart ?



Salzach cutting across the old town of Salzburg


Apart from the usual visiting places like Mirabell Gardens & Mozart's house, a short walk from the old town is Salzburg castle.

Situated on top of a hill, the view of Salzach river cutting across Salzburg is really great.

For fans of "sound of music", there is a sound of music tour that takes you various locations in the movie.

A painter painting Salzach & Salzburg


Salzburg markets itself as "Stage of the world" .. And it is true in every sense.  Be it the music and culture festivals or be it the roadside musicians and artists who are trying to eke out a living, Salzburg reserves a special place in its heart for art & artists. This city has touched the lives and careers of lot of modern day musicians and artists

Stage of the World - Stage for everyone

If Vienna is about cultures & intellect,  Salzburg is all about music and art..

The beauty of Salzburg is that it'll make you realize how much you can be at peace with yourself by virtue of music & art .  The city strives to preserve those musical traditions with the same intensity as those days of Mozart.  

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3 comments:

Paro said...

My perspective is that, Sound of music is to be attributed as a reason for Salzburg's fame than Mozart. Most people I know talk of Salzburg and Sound of music in the same breath! Mozart comes a far second :P

Paro said...

My perspective is that, Sound of music is to be attributed as a reason for Salzburg's fame than Mozart. Most people I know talk of Salzburg and Sound of music in the same breath! Mozart comes a far second :P

Paro said...

My perspective is that, Sound of music is to be attributed as a reason for Salzburg's fame than Mozart. Most people I know talk of Salzburg and Sound of music in the same breath! Mozart comes a far second :P