Salzburg: Salzach River

Beautiful reflection on the river.

Salzburg’s Salzach River looks like every landscape artist’s dream. Its quiet beauty is magnified by the bright blue sky, and of course, the surrounding hills that look very much alive (Sound of Music!). They say the best cities are always built around great rivers, and Salzburg clearly fits the bill.

Tourists usually stay in hotels right smack in the middle of Alstadt (Old Town Salzburg), but I believe the river view is much better if you’re staying on the other side of the Salzach (the side of Mirabellplatz). This way, your photos will have the Old Town as the background!