perjantai 17. huhtikuuta 2015

Mail from Austria

Bettina sent greetings from Vienna, the capital and the largest city of Austria.
Karlskirche or St. Charles Church
 In 1713, the black plague swept through Vienna. Emperor Charles VI made a vow: if the plague left the city, he would build a church dedicated to his namesake, St. Charles Borromeo. St. Charles was a 16th-century Italian bishop famous for ministering to Milanese plague victims.

Sophia sent an aerial view of her home town Insbruck.
PhotoThomas Defner
The card is showing the old town and river Inn. The word bruck comes from the same root as the modern German word "Brücke" meaning "bridge" which leads to "the bridge over the Inn" -  Innsbruck

From Anna I received postcard  from Festival city of Salzburg, the city of Mozart.

Mozart was born in Salzburg Mozart was born in Salzburg on 27 January 1756. He was the seventh child of Leopold Mozart who was a musician of the Salzburg Royal Chamber.

One of my favorite Mozart here

 Raffaela sent a card from Krems an der Donau - Wachau
Wegscheid - View of Hohen Markt

The Wachau is an Austrian valley with a picturesque landscape formed by the Danube river. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria, located midway between the towns of Melk and Krems that also attracts "connoisseurs and epicureans" for its high-quality wines.

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