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    Café Tomaselli

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 18, 2015

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    if you want to see and have coffee and some snacks or food on Austria's Oldest and possibly Europe's oldest Coffee House, then head to the Café Tommaselli (it got it's Italian name as a former owner, Franz Anton Staiger, sold Tomaselli Wedding Cake to the son of a noted Italian Tenor during those times, Giuseppe Tomaselli) along Alter Markt of which they also have an extension across the street facing the main branch (as the place can be crowded). The Café The Café is just beside the smallest house in Salzburg and across Cafe-Konditorei Fürst )of the Mozart's Chocolate fame). The Café is where Mozart's widow Constanze von Nissen lived in between 1820 to 1826 and was also a favorite hangout of his husband Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. the Café has the famous Austrian coffee and also serves various specialties such as ‘Einspänner’ cream-topped mocca, melange, Tomaselliums coffee, Biedermeier coffee, Their version of the Sacher Torte, Apple Strudel, Linzer, Esterhazy and a lot more.

    address: Alter Markt 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    opens: 8:00 am to 7:00 m everyday

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    Christian Doppler Birthplace

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 15, 2015

    If you are a Scientist or a Medical Doctor, Chances are you would know Christian Doppler, who was an Austrian mathematician and physicist born in 29 November 1803 here in Salzburg, in the Mackarplatz area at the House Beside the famous just next to the Tanzmeisterhaus (Mozart's Birthplace) and just across the Grand Partierre Entrance to the Mirabell Gardens, Christian Dopller became famous due to the discovery of the Doppler effect in 1842 (the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer) and also was the inspiration of the now popular Doppler Ultrasound found in Clinics and Hospitals worldwide. The house today hosts a Doppler research and memorial society and is off limits to tourists, but you can take pictures of the house outside side by side with Mozart's House.

    address: Makartplatz, 5020, Salzburg, Austria (beside Mozart's house and just across the Landestheater Salzburger and Grand Partierre of Mirabelle Gardens).

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    Have A Farm & Country Dinner in Hallwang

    by machomikemd Written Dec 8, 2015

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    The Town of Hallwaing is located 9 kilometers northeast of the downtown of Salzburg and is a suburb of the City. The town is a small farming community with only a population of less than 4,000 persons and is popular for locals and tourists for it's farmhouse tours of which you can visit an authenthic Austrian farmhouse and view the various farm animals and see the idyllic rural life of Austria like milking dairy cows, goat herding. they also let their guest sample their home made fruit wines and eath authentic Austrian rural cuisine from their guesthouse and partake of their home made cider wines and home made fruit wines and sometimes the huerigen wines, similar to the rural country wines of the grinzing woods in Vienna.

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    River Snorkeling Traun River - u/c

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Aug 31, 2015

    There are only few options to snorkel in a fast-flowing river in Europe, but in the Traun River area near Salzburg (ca. 45 min. drive east from Salzburg), it is fairly easy. There are at least two snorkeling and diving operators - I went with "Atlantis Qualidive". The Traun is fast-flowing, but has usually very clear water and allows for good snorkeling. On a bad day, visibility may be limited, but even then it is fun to go with the flow of the river. The operators lend all the necessary equipment and also give a mandatory training lesson before you head out to the river. There are several tour options of different length - all tours are guided.

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    HELLBRUNN PALACE

    by balhannah Updated Dec 22, 2013

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    It was 1612, and Salzburg's Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems had only just ascended to the Throne, and he had to build a country residence straight away!

    Hellbrunn Mountain was chosen. Next, how to go about it, as he loved Italian work. He chose a famous Cathedral architect to build his Summer Residence in the Italian architecture that he loved.

    Today, I came to see this architectural masterpiece just south of the city that is one of the most magnificent Renaissance buildings north of the Alps
    Its known as a Lustschloss ("pleasure palace") and has a spacious park and a unique "Wasserspiele"(trick fountains).

    If you are going to see the Trick Fountains, go to the ticket office and book your TIMED TOUR.
    You may have to wait a while for the tour, we did, so we had a look in the Palace first, then came back to do the tour. IT IS A MUST DO AT THE PALACE.

    We arrived here by Public bus. The Bus stop is on the main road, and then we just walked a short distance to the Palace entrance.
    Bus no 25 will take you there, the time-table is on the website below.....

    OPENING TIMES.....Trick fountains, palace, folklore museum.
    April, October,until November 4: 9 am-4:30pm
    May, June, September: 9 am-5:30pm
    July, August: 9 am-6pm
    July, August: evening tours: 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm
    Guided tours every half an hour, trick fountains approx.40 min., Palace approx. 30 min.

    ADMISSION
    What I suggest you do, is click onto the website link below for up to date information. There are many places to visit and combination tours

    FREE ADMISSION WITH SALZBURG CARD

    Inside the Palace Palace gardens Trick Fountains
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    SALZBURG ZOO @ HELLBRUNN

    by balhannah Written Aug 14, 2012

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    I walked to the Zoo from Hellbrunn Palace gardens. It wasn't the easiest of walks, quite long and quite a steep hill. The Zoo is located on Hellbrunn mountain with steep cliffs on one side and the foothills on the other. It is home to 1,200 wild animals located in 14 acres of zoo grounds.

    The zoo itself, was very disappointing. It was so bad, that I didn't bother looking at the whole lot. I was sad for me seeing the animals looking sad in their confinements. It looked like work was being done to make it better for the animals, I do hope so.

    ADMISSION IN 2012...Adult € 9.50 ...Children (4-14 years)€ 4.00
    Young people (aged 15 to 19 years) € 7.00

    Please check the website for opening times as they vary throughout the year.

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    HELLBRUNN PALACE TRICK FOUNTAINS

    by balhannah Updated Aug 14, 2012

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    IF YOU HAVE MADE THE EFFORT TO COME TO HELLBRUNN PALACE, THEN YOU MUST GO TO AND SEE THE TRICK FOUNTAINS.

    Prince-Archbishop, Markus Sittikus, the owner of the Palace didn't have Television back then, but he did have other ideas for entertainment. He had a sense of humour and just loved playing practical jokes on his guests.

    We were shown the Trick Fountains on a 40 minute tour. We had a wonderful guide who was informative and funny. It looks like there were a few guides, and you are shown what fountains the guide felt like, as I noticed the group behind us saw different ones to us. When we first walked in and saw the ponds and beautiful buildings, this area looked so peaceful, so serene, but was it though.... there were meant to be trick fountains located here somewhere.

    We sat ourselves in the stand of the Roman Theatre, and it wasn't long after, the serenity disappeared! Volunteer's were called for to sit on the stone seats surrounding a stone dining table.
    All was calm, then the screams came as water passed through conduit and sprayed water into the seat of the guests, giving them wet pants!

    The mechanism is activated for this to happen.
    Do you think the Prince got wet?...............
    NO!......
    WHY?...
    Nobody was allowed to move from their seats while the Prince was seated, once he did, then they could, of course, he had pulled the switch by then to operate the trick fountains!

    I wonder when his guest's were drowned with water, if 'they' had a sense of humour! I hope it wasn't too cold for them to stay in their wet clothes.

    Really, there were hidden fountains everywhere, we never knew when we would be surprised!
    Of course, the children and Teenagers just loved this part of the tour!
    This area was the highlight of my time here, I had never seen anything like it before.
    The fountains are all naturally fed, and very cleverly hidden and it was such fun!

    Everybody was laughing, what a way to end my day at the Palace.

    So serene! Trick fountain Getting wet Trick fountains
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    MECHANICAL THEATRE @ HELLBRUNN PALACE

    by balhannah Written Aug 14, 2012

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    The Mechanical Theatre is a magnificent automated Theatre, that too, can only be seen on the Trick Fountain Tour.

    This mechanical theatre was built in the 1800's, in the place of an old Grotto. It is a wonderful display of approx 200 water driven figures, at work in a small barouque city. A water driven Organ supplies the music to the setting, thus making it so good, I didn't want the Theatre doors to close!

    A tip is.........

    If you can see this building in the distance, make sure you are at the front or the middle of the tour group, not the end like we were.
    The group stopped, and like all groups of people, are reluctant to move further across, even though they would still have very good views. This left us, along with others in the rear of the group, with not much of a view at all.

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    GROTTO'S AT HELLBRUNN PALACE

    by balhannah Written Aug 14, 2012

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    The only way you can visit the Grotto's, is on the Trick Fountain tour.
    Altogether, there are 3 grotto's in this area, represting Venus, Neptune & Orpheus in Greek Mythology. Each is different in a way, but all are made out out of shells.

    There is a Bird Call Grotto, and you may think you are hearing things, when the Birds start twittering. and the Neptune Grotto is the biggest. Neptune has sea horses guarding the entrance.

    When the tour group was inside, it became very crowded and hard to take decent photos, you had to be careful too, just incase a spray of water appeared from somewhere. Once you get in dry, then you have to get out dry, not so easy in some cases.
    The Grotto's are different and was interesting hearing what the guide has to say about them.

    Included in tour price for Trick Fountains.

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    THE GARDEN'S AT HELLBRUNN PALACE

    by balhannah Written Aug 14, 2012

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    "THE DIVINE UNIFIES EVEN OPPOSITES" so it says in the Palace garden!

    The garden is like many, not a lot of flowers, but lots of greenery, including many hedges, pathways, fountains and statues. It wouldn't be as nice without the huge pond where some Ducks were enjoying themselves. Some of the garden was made into small islands on the pond, quite a clever idea.
    As with all these gardens, if you can look down onto them and see the design, I think this is the most beautiful way to view them.

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    INSIDE HELBRUNN PALACE

    by balhannah Written Aug 14, 2012

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    The Palace is a luxurious spacious building, with many rooms, ballrooms and banquet halls, still furnished and decorated in the style of 17th - 18th centuries
    The Banquet Hall is something to see, something to gape at, as the whole Banquet hall is covered with wall and ceiling paintings making it one amazing room!
    There are antiques and displays behind glass.
    He loved Birds and I saw many paintings including a room completely wall-papered with birds and flowers. Another room was full of displays of the prized fish he caught.
    There are many rooms to see, most were quite different to other Palaces I had seen!

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    Hangar7 & the Red Bull-museum

    by globetrott Updated Aug 12, 2012

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    Hangar7 - a great museum of airplanes and cars
    and all exhibits are well arranged inside a hyper-modern hall that was constructed next to the airport of Salzburg and it even has its own exit, just in case that someone would like to use one of these great airplanes.
    Red Bull is sponsor to many formular1 racing-cars and they even bought 2 complete formular1-teams recently, so it is no wonder that you may see a fine collection of these cars arranged around the flying objects of the museum of Hangar 7 !
    I am not really an expert about these kinds of racing-cars, but it is nice and interesting to look at them, all of them are spotlessly clean and polished like they came out of the factury just a few days ago. In fact these are the original cars that were used of the racing-seasons and with all of them you may read at the explanations, what driver used to race with them.
    this museum is free of charge and there is
    a great restaurant and a special bar inside as well,
    read more about them in my restaurant-tips !

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    Fuschl City

    by black_mimi99 Updated May 2, 2012

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    Fuschl is the western gate of Salzkammergut. The posh village on the lake of the same name was 1st mentioned in 790, but stayed a sleepy hamlet for centuries. The castle of Fuschl, once a hunting lodge belonging to the archbishops, is now a luxury hotel. More about this can check my Salzkammergut Page.

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    Vötter's Fahrzeugmuseum in Kaprun

    by globetrott Written Apr 4, 2012

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    It is not easy to find this great carmuseum, except that you drive through the village of Kaprun in direction to the castle and stop at the Hotel Sport-Kristall, that also has an ancient train of the emperor standing in its frontyard !
    Vötter's Fahrzeugmuseum is an interesting vintage-car-museum inside the hotel Sport-Kristall in Kaprun. The museum shows about 150 cars and even the smallest space of the museum-halls are crammed with a car. You will find a lot of cars that you might remember from a long time ago, and most of them are are not "shining" like in other museums, but they rather look like to be in a private garage, waiting to be repaired or so.
    I really enjoyed this place, it is just a pity that some of the most precious cars you almost cannot take a photo of, because they are hidden behind many other cars.
    The museum is open daily
    10.00am - 06.00pm

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    Sigmund-Klamm

    by globetrott Written Apr 4, 2012

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    Sigmund-Klamm is an interesting sight that you really should not miss when coming to Kaprun and Zell am See. It is an easy walk and you have to pay some small entrance-fee before you will be able to walk over and along a fresh mountain-stream making its way through the rocks. At the end of the Sigmund-Klamm you can decide, whether you go back all the way that you came through the Klamm or you might take another path through the woods as well.
    The total walkingtime from the carpark through the Klamm and back will be around 1,5 hours.

    Sigmundklamm is open for visitors:
    from end of May till end of September
    daily from 09.00am-05.0pm
    entrancefee was 3,30 euros in 2009

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