Evening of Monday, 22nd October 2018.
Graz is the capital of Styria and the second largest city in Austria. It’s a university city with no fewer than six academic establishments.
The Graz Carillon Glockenspiel. Located in the middle of Glockenspielplatz. It presents a small boy and girl in traditional costume, dancing to three different tunes. They appear at 11am, 3pm and 6pm.
Tony and Tatiana in front of the so-called Gottesplagenbild (picture of plagues), which is, allegedly, the oldest remaining painting depicting Graz. This exceptional exterior fresco is on one of the cathedral’s walls.
Salzburg is Austria’s 4th largest city. It is located on the banks of the Salzach river, in central Austria, near the German (Bavarian) border.
It’s the birthplace of famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791).
Thursday, 25th October 2018
View along Linzergasse, a pedestrian street that runs through Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt). It is located on the right side of the river and is lined with shops, restaurants and cafés. The late Baroque St Sebastian Church (Sebastianskirche) can be seen ahead.
View along Getreidegasse, a long and narrow pedestrian street running parallel to the left bank of the river in the centre of the old town. It is famous for the old-style wrought iron signs that can be seen outside many of the shops.
Alter Markt square. This is the old market square of Salzburg. In front is St Florian Fountain built between 1685 and 1687. The fountain is formed of an octagonal stone basin with wrought iron railings above. In the centre is a stone column bearing the Salzburg city coat of arms.
Looking along the Salzach river from Staatsbrücke (“State Bridge”). This is the most important and most prominent of Salzburg’s bridges. It links the Altstadt (Old Town) on both sides of the Salzach. A pedestrian bridge (Makartsteg) can be seen further along the river.
Another view along the Salzach river. On the opposite bank, cliffs can be seen rising up to a plateau. This wooded hill is known as Mönchsberg. It is a popular recreation area near the centre of city.