Monday, August 25, 2014

Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

Most Beautiful Gardens

Another classical European garden in the vein of Versailles and the Tuilleries. Mirabell Palace with its beautiful gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Palace was built by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau in 1606. This beautiful garden redesigned in 1690, are full of beautiful sculptures, fountains, floral displays and a Dwarf Garden composed of marble creatures. The Hedge Theater – created between 1704 and 1718 – is located in the main part of the Mirabell Gardens and is one of the oldest hedge theaters north of the Alps. For “Sound of Music” fans, the baroque gardens are a must-see: Maria and the von Trapp children frolick through the grounds in the classic musical.

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