Gorgeous flowers in a heart of a beautiful city.
Couldn’t help falling in love with the immaculate garden, the Papagena fountain and greenhouse Orangerie
The very garden where Sound of Music was filmed
Gates to the horticultural masterpiece
Mirabell Palace, which houses the offices of Salzburg’s mayor and the municipal council
The palace where flowers are so well-kept and completely photogenic
The Grand Parterre is embraced by a marble railing decorated with vases by Fischer von Erlach.
On the balustrades themselves you will see statues of Roman gods from 1689: Diana, Flora, Minerva, Ceres, Pomona. Venus, Vesta, Juno and Chronos, Bacchus, Jupiter, Mars, Hercules, Vulcan, Hermes and Apollo. These statues were made by B. van Opstal.
With my awesome Salzburg companions: Grace and Samm!
The Pegasus Fountain, a work by Kaspar Gras from Innsbruck, installed in 1913. The four groups of statues around the fountain were sculpted by Ottavio Mosto in 1690 and symbolize the 4 elements: fire, air, earth and water.
Open year-round, the Mirabell Palace and Gardens are free to the public! A really short walk to the east from Salzach River and a great way to rest your feet, away from the hustle and bustle of town. Am so glad to have finally found my way here 🙂
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