Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohensalzburg Fortress

First built in 1077, Hohensalzburg Castle sits at the top of Festungsberg mountain.

Before my trip, a few people asked how I’d decided on Austria and Slovakia. And each time I wanted to say, “I mean, have you seen that castle?” Europe has its fair share of castles, fortresses, palaces, etc., but Hohensalzburg Castle in Salzburg is truly a sight to behold.

I happened to go up to the fortress around sunset, lingering with a handful of others to soak up the views. (One of my favorite slides is #12 of Salzburg’s verdant countryside.) This also involved riding my only funicular of the trip, which offers its own kind of thrill. Click into the picture slideshow below to see the rest!

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2 comments

  1. Emmy · July 5, 2014

    The last picture (that great overview of the castle and countryside) is especially stunning. Wow!

  2. ebenbow · July 5, 2014

    Thanks, Mom! As the caption mentions, that picture comes from Wikipedia (over here):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohensalzburg_Castle

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