Salzburg Photos: Walls & Gates at Kapuzinerberg
return to "winter photos"
The walls and fotifications of Salzburg were mostly built in the early
17th century, when the 30-Years'-War waged in Central Europe. The construction
was done with a hasty, but lasting effort. Especially the hills of Salzburg were
heavily fortified with walls, bastions and gates that are often still preserved.
In this case, a gate at the Kapuzinerberg (the hill on which you will find the
Capuchin Monastery) was later transformed into a residential house. Pope John
Paul II stayed here once on a visit to Salzburg. Another tower can be found on
the other side of the hill: The
Franziskischklössl is a popular hiking destination. In the background, you can see
the church St. Sebastian, famous for its 17th-19th century cemetary.
photo (c) visit-salzburg.net