Austria

Stift St. Peter, Salzburg

St Peter’s Abbey was founded in 696 by Saint Rupert at the site of a Late Antique church stemming from the first Christianization in the area. In the Middle Ages, St Peter’s was known for its exceptional writing school. In 1926, the Benedictine college (“Kolleg St. Benedikt”) was founded, on which later the re-foundation of […]

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Kollegienkirche, Salzburg

The Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church) in Salzburg, Austria, is the church of the University of Salzburg. It was built in Baroque style. Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Salzburg. It is now both the parish church of people connected to the university and a venue […]

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Salzburg

Salzburg is an Austrian city that borders Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved […]

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Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) is the seventeenth-century Baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg, dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius. Saint Rupert founded the church in 774 on the remnants of a Roman town. The cathedral was rebuilt in 1181 after a fire. In the seventeenth century, the cathedral was completely rebuilt […]

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Fortress Hohensalzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg or literally ‘High Salzburg Fortress’) sits at the top of the Festungsberg. It is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe and sits at an altitude of 506 meters. Construction of the fortress began in 1077. In the Holy Roman Empire, the archbishops of Salzburg expanded the fortress to protect […]

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