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Interesting Old Water Spout
8/19/04 Sue W.

Interesting Old Water Spout

Salzburg, Austria

Photo taken at Hohensalzburg Castle
The fortress "Festung Hohensalzburg" was built at the time of the investiture controversy between the pope and the king about the right to assign bishops.
Built in 1077 by Prince Gebhard I of Helffenstein during the investiture controversy between the German Emperor Heinrich IV and Pope Gregor.
Archbishop Gebhard was forced into exile in 1085, causing his plans to build the stronghold to be carried out by his successors. Today it is considered to be the largest fortification in Europe, covering an area of over 14,000 mē. The Fortress is federally owned, although it has been under the Province of Salzburg's administration since 1953.
The Fortress' Romanesque walls surround the Great Hall, the living quarters still comprising the main part of the "Hoher Stock" or castle keep. Numerous secondary buildings and a private chapel are part of the fortifications. Hohensalzburg Fortress was newly adapted at the end of the 19th century. It is easily accessed by funicular, installed in 1892, reaching the top in just 1 minute.
Colorful events bring new life to the fortress, the romantic courtyard and the bastions all year round.
Hohensalzburg Castle is the chief landmark in the city of Salzburg.

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littleheifer24-Sep-2004 18:52
Very interesting piece. I have enjoyed your pictures and history of them very much. Thanks for sharing.
Digipets24-Sep-2004 17:30
This is so neat! I can't decide if it is a dog or a dragon!
Digital Nuts24-Sep-2004 15:58
This carving looks like a seal. Thanks for the history, I would like to see the
wide shot of the fortress.
Isabel Cutler24-Sep-2004 15:23