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Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, Salzburg
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Pause in the center of Salzburg to admire Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, a courtyard with an 18th-century fountain. The fountain, featuring a statue of Neptune on a seahorse, was built in 1732 on the site where a horse pond had stood since the Middle Ages. Historical buildings like a cathedral, St. Peter's monastery, and old mills surround the square. Snap some pictures with the sea god, find a spot to sit and people-watch, or join a game of oversized chess. Before you head to Salzburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Salzburg vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Salzburg has to offer, including Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme.
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  • Between the Cathedral and the fortress, this vast and busy square has some works of art: the fountain of Neptune, Sphaera (a big ball and Golden with a male figure on top), a giant chess game; It also has several stalls that end up messing up the landscape.
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  • There's a fountain which is rather stunning - particularly at night as the light plays well on the statues. Was less sure about the man standing on a huge golden globe... 
  • If that is a beautiful square, where people meet to walk, talk, play chess on a giant chess and have a view of the spectacular castle. You can also enjoy the Kapitelschwemme, which is the fountain of Neptune that is in a corner. Safety pin!
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