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Like every ancient fortress, Hohensalzburg also has a castle courtyard. Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach had the St. George's Church (1500-1502) with St. Christopher built, whose turnip can be found everywhere in the city. Behind it, the ancient freight train has always been pulling goods from Nonnberg Monastery up to the fortress. And on the right hand side is the armoury (1559), because the bishop of Salzburg was also a sovereign and had to be able to defend himself. The Venetian cistern in front of it was built by stonemasons from Veneto (1525/1539), so that there was always enough drinking water on the fortress.

Bishops have not lived here for a long time, but during the Advent season you can hear a lot of silence in the castle courtyard.

Courtyard, Fortress of Salzburg

  • Card size 12.0 x 17.0 cm (opened 24.0 x 17.0 cm)

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