Today, unfortunately, is our last day in Salzburg so made the short walk to the Schloss Mirabell. Sadly, the gardens on this visit were not in full bloom but the gardens remain interesting with their impressive statues representing the elements of Earth, Wind and Fire. But one of the funniest items in the garden is the so-called "Dwarf Garden." (One side of the Schloss is on a road - so walk through the courtyard, around the fountain, up the stairs and across the short bridge.)
Originally, we are told, there were 21 dwarves but only 14 remain. Each of the 14 have their own individual character and personality. Of my two personal favorites the old woodman with a hunchback and the old lady carrying a water jug.
The Church of St Sebastians (Linzergasse) is in a simple Rococco-style and the cemetary is somewhat more interesting. Amongst the more notable persons interned in the cemetary are Wolfgang Mozarts father Leopold Mozart and Constanze Weber - Wolfgang Mozarts wife - who is buried next to her second husband. Leopold Mozart was a succesful composer in his own right and did much to encourage the young Wolfgang and, in that sense, it is a wonder that his grave is relatively modest.
Quite immodestly in the centre of the cemetary stands the Mauseleom to Cardinal Wolf Dieter - one time Prince Archbishop of Salzburg. The Mauseleon tends to dominate the cemetary somewhat - especially with the walls which surround it.
Salzburg - St Sebastiankirche - Brief notes on and about the St Sebastian Kirche in Salzburg
Austria - recommended places to stay - Recommended hotels in Vienna, Salzburg and Bregenz
Salzburg / Bregenz - accomodation summary - Comments on our hotels during a trip to Bregenz and Salzburg
Glonn - grotto near the Bavarian village of Glonn - Grotto on the hill near Glonn in the Bavarian countryside
Munich - Frauenkirche - The Frauenkirche in Munich seen from the tower of the Rathaus
Munich - Staatskanzlei - Detail of the exterior of the Staatskanzlei in Munich
Dachau - a visit to the concentration camp - Travelogue from a weekend trip to Dachau, Bavaria
Munich - cuppola of the Theatine Church - Interior of the Baroque cuppola of the Theatine Church in central Munich
Munich - Theatine Church interior - Detail of the Baroque interior of the Theatine Church in central Munich
Dachau - Schloss Dachau - Historical notes on Schloss Dachau near Münich, Germany
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook