Our walk through Salzburg took us through many interesting sites, and past so many gorgeous historical buildings, each with it’s own flair and detail.
The size of these ginormous buildings, more than a block wide, and more than three blocks long ---what an amazing feat!
I loved the brick paved streets, the sound of the traffic going by and the hustle and bustle of locals heading to their destinations – on foot, in cars, on bicycles, by bus ---people were on the move and it was move with them..or get out of the way!
Church facades are a favorite. Some we got to go in, others we did not – but I love them!
Roads are not always straight, often they wind and traffic can come at odd angles, so watch for traffic every where you go!
See the domes in the background? There are domes everywhere!
Lover’s locks on the bridge!
They were all over the bridge spanning the Salzach River, a wall of padlocks attached to the fence just below the railing of Salzburg’s heavily traveled pedestrian bridge, the Makartsteg. ((Old Salzburg is in the background, the fortress visible on the hill.))
The tradition began that lovers would pledge their love to each other, attach their lock to the bridge and throw the key into the river below, to show that nothing could ever break them apart. I love the romantic notion!
A bit blurry – this pair belongs to Felix and Lisa. I wonder if they indeed have lasted forever! Their keys are somewhere at the bottom of the river, or have found their way to the sea.
I, on the other hand..chose to hug a pickle for good luck!
As for the padlocks…I like that idea better than I like graffiti – but whatever happened to just carving your initials on a tree, or casting flowers out to sea, or a note in a bottle?
Love from Germany!