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he name Salzburg means "Salt Castle". It derives its name from the barges' carrying salt on the Salzach River, which were subject to a toll in the 8th century, as was customary for many communities and cities on European rivers. The Festung Hohensalzburg, the city's fortress, was built in 1077 and expanded during the following centuries
Salzburg is on the banks of the Salzach River, at the northern boundary of the Alps. The mountains to Salzburg's south contrast with the rolling plains to the north. The closest alpine peak the 1972 m Untersberg is only a few km from the city centre. The Altstadt, or "old town", is dominated by its baroque towers and churches and the massive Festung Hohensalzburg. This area is surrounded by two smaller mountains, the M霵chsberg and Kapuzinerberg, which act as the green lungs of the city. Salzburg is approximately 150km east of Munich, 281km northwest of Ljubljana, and 300km west of Vienna. The population was well over 200,000 as of 2007. Salzburg's history is volumes and I will not list it here. Suffice to say, it was part of Germany and Bavaria on two occasions and is probably one of the most popular sites for tourists in the whole of Europe. I have probably been there over 100 times in the past 60 years. I took this picture as a street scene in the city as it provided a varied view of church spires, the Fortress, several means of transportation and of course tourists.

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