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From: Lukas Johannes
Date: 01-20-2015 13:16:39 pm

Subject: Exploring the Classic Castles and Palaces of Salzburg


Exploring the Classic Castles and Palaces of Salzburg

By Lukas Johannes

Salzburg airport transfers gives you your first glimpse of the city from the vehicle windows before you even arrive at your accommodation. The short journey is a great indicator of what's to come, and you may well see some of the most famous castles and palaces the city is well known for.

We have listed three of them here, providing you with an instant introduction to this classic city. Make sure you add at least one of them to your itinerary during your stay.

Hohensalzburg Castle

This castle has a long history stretching back almost 1,000 years. As you can imagine, it has changed in appearance somewhat since then! Originally, it was a standard bailey with a wall built out of wood; today it is a much larger, more imposing affair, presiding over the city from its hilltop vantage. The name of the castle literally means 'High Salzburg Fortress', and an impressive fortress it is. You can visit many areas of the castle including the Marionette museum (which is quite a sight) and the Regency chambers. Make sure you spend at least half a day here to explore its history in full.

Hellbrunn Palace

It is a dramatic name, isn't it? And it is well deserved. You may get a glimpse of this one while on your Salzburg airport transfers journey to the city. The palace has been around for some four centuries and is considered a true masterpiece. Children love it -partly for the nearby park and definitely for the trick fountains that lie within its grounds. The palace is cleverly situated within its grounds so you may not get a true idea of its size and scope as you pass by on your Salzburg airport transfers to the city. Its true scale is really only revealed by a visit - and it is one that is well worth making.

Mirabell Palace

Even if you have never visited this palace before, you may find the exterior strangely familiar. Your Salzburg airport transfers won't afford you a closer look, but when you return to visit properly you may recognise these charming gardens as the place where some scenes were shot for the musical film The Sound of Music - including for the song 'Do Re Mi'.

As you can see there are some very good reasons why you should seek out the castles and palaces of the city. Providing the perfect opportunity to look back into history, each and every one is a wonderful attraction in its own right.

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct. If you're looking for Salzburg airport transfers, Shuttle Direct provide pre-booked shuttles to major destinations all over Europe. Wherever you travel, Shuttle Direct can make sure that you don't miss your car on your holiday abroad.

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