Mirabell gardens, Salzburg

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    Mirabell Gardens - Worth The Time

    by bryanhaynes Written Feb 12, 2005

    Favorite thing: We were three blocks from Mirabell Gardens and walked by them a half a dozen times without realizing what it was. On our last day, we discovered them about 20 minutes before our bus was to leave for a tour we took to Berchdesgaden. We only got to spend about 10 minutes in the Gardens, and it was raining, but it was still beautiful.

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    Winged Pegasus

    by sandysmith Written May 30, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The lovely pegasus sculpture was designed by Kaspar Gras from Innsbruck (1661) and placed here in 1913 after it had been in several different locations. The 4 groups of figures around the fountain symbolize the 4 elements: Fire (Aeneas' flight from Troy), Air (Hercules' battle with Antaeus), Earth (Pluto, lord of the Underworld abducting Zeus' daughter Persephone) and Water (Paris carrying off Helen, precipitating the Trojan War).

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    Mirabel Gardens

    by sandysmith Updated May 30, 2004

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    Mirabel Gardens

    Fondest memory: Walking in the Mirabel Gardens, with its famous winged pegasus and all those strange dwarfs in the park above whilst singing all those Sound of Music songs!
    The gardens were opened to the public in 1854 by Emperor Franz Joseph and has remained a jewel of horticultural architecture to this day.

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    Mirabell gardens

    by tijs Written Jan 16, 2004
    Dwarfs in Mirabel gardens

    Favorite thing: A colourful world of flowers and sculptures, artistically trimmed hedges and arbours, that's the Mirabellgarten. In 1606 Archbishop Wolf Diedrich built for his mistress Salome Alt the catle Altenau at the gates of the city. Later the whole area became a summer residence of the archbishops. The garden itself was designed by Fischer von Erlach in 1690.

    Fondest memory: From the former Orangerie, through the arboured walk on the left side you will find the Hedge Theatre, and behind it there are the dwarfs. The stone dwarf figures look really cool, they represent different characters or professions.

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    Schloss Mirabell and its garden

    by Cool-123 Updated May 30, 2003

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    Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg

    Favorite thing: This palace in Mirabellgarten was built by the worldly prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress, Salome Alt, in 1606. Its attractive gardens were featured in "The Sound of Music", and this is a great place to relax.

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    Mirabellgarten

    by globetrott Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Mirabell-garten is just a few steps from the train-station - and arriving by train is the best idea in Salzburg, as in the centre most streets are pedestrian area or one-way-streets and only locals will know, how to get along

    Fondest memory: CBMirabellgarden is a great place for a little walk and have a great view of the castle

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    Amazing place

    by kris-t Updated May 6, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Mirabell Gardens have lots of nice sculptures, fountains, flowers and a very nice view of rest of the town.

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    • Arts and Culture

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    Dwarf Garden

    by sandysmith Written May 30, 2004

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    a cute dwarf

    Favorite thing: Above the Mirabel gardens in the Bastion Gardens you will see strange statues of dwarfs - Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden) - made of Untersberg marble.

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