Salzburg: A Bird’s Eye View


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.

Iga Motylska

Iga Motylska is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer, photojournalist, sub-editor and blogger. She is published in numerous local and international publications, including: Forbes Africa, Forbes Woman Africa, Forbes Life Africa, CNBC Africa, Ventures Africa, Marie Claire, Sawubona, AA Traveller, Fastjet inflight magazine and Seoul Magazine among numerous others. Her editorial interests range from documenting the entrepreneurial spirit to women's and human rights issues, environmental affairs and of course travel writing.

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