Kapuzinerberg, Salzburg

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Kapuzinerberg is a hill on the eastern bank of Salzach river in Salzburg, Salzburgerland, Austria.HeightIt is elevated 640 meters above sea level.HistoryIt is home to a Capucines cloister built in 1599-1605 on the site of a medieval fortress, the "Trompeterschlössl". Earliest human settlements on the eastern slope of Kapuzinerberg date back to neolithic period. Big prehistoric settlements on mountain date back to 1100 B.C.On the way of the Linzergasse to the monastery are standing 13 oratories with the way of the cross, which were built up between 1736 and 1744, a memorial place for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the old Paschingerschlössl, known as the former house of Stefan Zweig. The different old artillery bastions from 1629, which are distributed around the mountain, the military tower of the Felixpforte and the long military walls with their small fortified towers („Auslug “) also were built in the time of the Thirty Years' War, and are majority are kept well. On the crest of the mountain, attainable with a drawbridge, there stands the Franziskischlössl. Today it is a small restaurant. Adolf Hitler wanted to establish a gigantic “Gauburg”, a Stadium and a festival house on that mountain. The end of the war forestalled it however and the Kapuzinerberg still is free of intensive land development.The cloisterThe cloister was established by bishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau as a stronghold against the Reformation. In 1602 the friars consecrated the first church built on the foundation of a medieval tower. The church inherited a set of 15th century wooden reliefs. Gradually expanding, the cloister reached its present shape around 1690. For centuries, the friars were independent of the local Archbishop, subordinate only to the Pope. In 1800 and 1809/10 the cloister was occupied and desecrated by the French troops; in 1813 by the Bavarians. After the anschluss of 1938 the monks were evicted again, to make way for a Nazi forum, but the project did not materialize. The friars returned in 1942, initially sharing the premises with refugees and prisoners.
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  • While hiking on the Kapuzinerberg immerse yourself in another world. Although many residents and tourists daily commit the mountain, it is nevertheless very quiet. The walk with baby carriage is possible only to a limited extent, that you should observe. There are also steep and rough passages. But a visit is highly recommended.
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  • Really is not well signposted, a penalty. We did not know that I road to take, so we only got to a viewpoint. No way was marked, and with the snow and mud seemed dangerous
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  • Is you to climb, let feel staircase running or just comfortable Daheinschlendern or the look and the soul? Or explore what the chamois of the city are up? Anyway, on the Kapuzinerberg mountain you can do anything - and if you want, also in combination. Tip: Ascent of Schallmoos only with very good Footwear, Surefootedness is needed also.
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  • Great place to slow down and just enjoying the view. It's quiet and you can enjoy the view of Salzburg and let time pass by. It's located on the hill, the way to go up is not very obvious, but quite easy to find. The church itself is small and mass is less frequently than the bigger churches.
  • Beautiful piece of nature in a centre of a busy city. Great walk during the calm and peaceful environment. Perfect for studying on the bench with spectable view. Love it there. Person will rest here and draws the energy.
  • Great walk in the hills.
  • Woods with a magical and enchanting
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  • A real highlight at around 650 m dominates the Mönchsberg he clearly. The path is rather steep from all three sides. The view from the Capuchin monastery is best in direction Altstadt and Neustadt. Along the Tower trail, you can make some beautiful photos. The Franziskischlössl offers the possibility of a snack or even a drink hungry. Good shoes are beneficial. Much joy and fun during the migration.
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