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Kehlstein, Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgadener Land, Berchtesgaden, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday in Berchtesgadener Land: Kehlstein north

About 10 kilometres southeast from the alpine town of Berchtesgaden, the infamous Eagle’s Nest on Kehlstein is also a destination for those interested in all-encompassing views of the Berchtesgaden Alps (Berchtesgadener Alpen) from the southeast corner of Germany into central Austria. ⁣⁣I described the view south last week.

Shown above is a view north includes the Documentation Centre Obersalzberg (which explains how the Nazis’ claimed Obersalzberg for their own and the construction of the Eagle’s Nest on Kehlstein mountain), Untersberg mountain in the distance at the Austro-German border, and the Austrian cities of Hallein and Salzburg along the Salzach river. Also visible are roads connecting Salzburg and Hallein with Berchtesgaden. This wedge of land was once busy and rich with activities for the “white gold”: there were salt mines (e.g., in Berchtesgaden and Hallein), salt barge transports on the Salzach river, and the sale and exchange of salt for goods.

Kehlstein, Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgadener Land, Berchtesgaden, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

 

I made the photos above on 26 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/13, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-h69.

My Salzburg: more modern art than a Mozart mix

Thankfully, there’s more to Salzburg than “The Sound of Music”.#

Salzburg is a well-known historical city in north-central Austria next to the border with Germany. For a different way of examining the city that goes beyond the history of the Habsburgs and the music of Mozart, the Walk of Modern Art allows visitors and residents to walk through parts of the city for a mix of historical and contemporary perspectives at street-level and from the cliffs above. The art pieces are placed throughout the city’s Old Town to coincide with key landmarks and sights. The city of Salzburg also provides information about the walk. UNESCO inscribed Salzburg’s Old Town as World Heritage Site in 1996.


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Old Town, morning, Kapuzinerberg, Festung Hohensalzburg, Untersberg, Salzburg, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: 7am light on Salzburg’s Old Town

If you want an elevated but zero-cost view of Salzburg’s Old Town, make sure you get the sun angle right. And if early mornings don’t give you the beatdown (because hey, coffee), ascend the steep steps of Kapuzinerberg. This rewarding view from the Hettwerbastei (Hettwer Bastion) faces southwest with the Hohensalzburg fortress at the upper left and Untersberg mountain in the background at right. Out of view from this vantage point and tucked behind Untersberg is Berchtesgaden in the southeast corner of Germany. Meanwhile, I’m sure you can make do with the illuminated colours from buildings along the south flank of the Salzach river. In 1996, UNESCO declared Salzburg Old Town as World Heritage Site.

I made the above photo on 22 May 2018 with the Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/11, ISO2000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bUy.

Christian Doppler, Doppler birth house, Dopplers Geburtshaus, Salzburg, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

My Salzburg: Christian Doppler’s birth house

In crossing the pedestrian bridge over the Salzach river, every step takes me away from the famous view of the fortress over Old Town classics of steeples and baroque in Salzburg. Before I get to where I want to be, I have to cross a busy street in the afternoon rush which has come to a halt. Wailing sirens approach and recede as red and white “Rettungswagen” race to the emergency situation somewhere in the city. The cyclical lights are in my favour, and upon turning the corner, I see the sign that tells me I’ve arrived.

One self-assigned goal during three weeks of travel within Austria was the search for places associated with physicists and mathematicians of my youth. And by youth, I mean the tender twenties when all I cared about was a succinct explanation of the natural world through various equations1. In Alpbach, I found Erwin and Annemarie Schrödinger’s grave. In Vienna, I found Ludwig Boltzmann’s grave. Here in Salzburg across the street from the Mozart family house, I found Christian Doppler after whom the Doppler effect is named.

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