Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg

Mirabell Gardens, fencer statues, pollarded linden trees, salzburg
Schloss Mirabelle, Gardens

The linden trees caught my eye immediately, and we watched as workers trimmed the branches back, a process I later learned is called "pollarding"

Schloss Mirabell, gardens, Salzburg
Schloss Mirabell

Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg
View of gardens with fortress in background, taken from entrance off Bernhard Paumgartner Weg.

Well known as a movie location for the "Sound of Music", Mirabell Gardens isn't just for fans.  Although it was fun to see the same spots that were in some of the scenes, the gardens themselves are well worth a visit.  Unfortunately, in early March, we missed out on the beautiful flowers. I've seen photos of the gardens in peak season, and I hope someday to return to Salzburg during a better time to see Mirabell in full bloom.