Clock towers and fortress watchtowers are characteristic of many European cities. This panorama of Salzburg was taken from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum Der Moderne, which is situated atop a precipitous granite cliff. Its location is truly spectacular and it calmly observes the the historic Altstadt (Old Town), which is brightly illuminated in the evening, from a height of 60 metres.
For a different aerial view of Salzburg, I took the funicular train up to Festung Hohensalzburg. The fortress wall and castle overlook Salzburg – and can be seen in the top right hand corner of the panorama above. From the fortress walls you can see the Salzach River carve its way through the centre of town. Hopefully this photograph will convince you to pay Salzburg a visit.