Skip to content

From wonderful to imposing


From Schloss Mirabell to Hohensalzburg Castle,  Salzburg,  May 2018


Mirabell Palace was built around 1606, was rebuilt in was rebuilt in Baroque style in the early 18th century, and owes its current Neoclassical style to a major restoration a century later.  Originally called Altenau Castle, its current name comes from Italian mirabile and bello, meaning wonderful and beautiful.

Towering on the hill beyond, stands the imposing Hohensalzburg Castle.  Originally constructed in 1077, the castle was gradually expanded and modified in the centuries that followed, and underwent significant refurbishment in the late 19th century.  Easy access was provided by the opening of the Festungsbahn funicular railway in 1892, making it a popular tourist destination.




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 4 June 2018

Posted as part of Traces of the Past

2 replies »

Come join the conversation:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7,743 other followers

Popular Posts

Almaty at night
Photos on display at Barbican
Broadstairs to Margate: an easy coastal walk
Time to confuse the devil
Maternal Saint Enoch
Here yesterday but somewhere else today
%d bloggers like this: