The birth place of Mozart has always been my favorite city to visit. There is something about the place that attracts me to it like no other. I first visited Salzburg in 1996 when I was in Regensburg for a business trip and had a weekend free. So it was a rather last minute decision to take a train from Regensburg to Salzburg, and it was a slow train that stopped at almost every small town and village. I think the train ride took almost 5-6 hours before I stepped off at Salzburg train station.
Besides Mozart’s hometown, Salzburg is also renowned for its baroque architecture and being part of the set locations in the original Sound of Music film starring Julie Andrews. As this was only a day trip, I limited myself to only sight seeing in the city itself. I had brought a roll of 35mm Ilford black and white film, and the color retention and contrast is still excellent despite the negatives being being kept for more than 10 years. Below are some of the photos taken that day in 1996.
You can basically walk most of Salzburg’s old city. Public buses can bring you to almost anywhere in the city.
Besides Hohensalzburg, the city offers good street photography amidst narrow streets and medieval looking scenes.
This trip was a quick introduction to Salzburg for me. I visited it again in 2000. and would love to see it again in the future.