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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  • If you had to choose between Kapucinenbergom and Hajenzalcburgom, recommend to visit still in second place, Panorama there magic. And here is a little bit easier in my opinion. Although the climb 250 steps is also very exciting while walking. So you can look
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  • This mountain gives views of old town and the River Salzach. It is a very good place to go for a walk with friends or with family, a picnic can be done in the evenings of summer and spring. At more than six hundred meters above the sea level, is the highest point of the city of Salzburg. The main point of interest is the cloister Kapuzinerberg, a monastery built on an ancient castle known as Trompeterschlossl.
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  • This is not an adventure to attempt for anyone with physical limitations. The climb to get up the hill is a bit steep and if you continue on to do the trails, you'll encounter lots of steps and inclin...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Rewarding walk. The magnificent view makes up for the not too serious rise in any case. Very nice photo opportunities with slightly low standing Sun.
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  • Capuzina is a small hill in the centre of Salzburg, situated on the north shore of the Sarzach River, with a statue of Mozart at the top of the hill. From here the view of the old town across the river is very good.
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  • Stunning views of Salzburg! It is worth!
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