Mirabell Garden, Salzburg

At last we were in Mirabell Gardens. It looked so familiar to us. We seemed to know most parts of the Mirabell gardens because of the innumerable times we saw the Sound of Music movie. This garden was one of the prime locations of shooting of this movie. Walking in the gardens, it is very easy to get transported, as in dreams, to the scenes of the movie and imagine yourself playing the various characters.

The Mirabell castle is beautiful, though these days it functions as office to Salzburg mayor and other officials. The original Baroque palace on this site was built in 1606 by Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, the most famous of Salzburg’s three archbishop-princes who elevated the city to a foremost rank in the Holy Roman Empire. There was a picture of him in one of my previous posts.

The Mirabell Garden is more famous. It is easily accessible without any tickets. The garden has the same design as it had in 1690 when it was made. The geometrical patterns along which the flowering plants are planted are still the same. The various statues scattered all around including that of nine dwarves depict unique characters. It definitely is a sensational place to see.

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25 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What a beautiful place and such a wonderful post and captures for the day, Indrani! I love the gardens! Thanks for sharing the history and the beauty! Hope you have a great week!


  2. Brilliant. Lovely gardens.

  3. Carver says:

    What a wonderful place to visit. The garden and architecture are both fantastic.

  4. Joop Zand says:

    Beautiful place and nice pictures.

  5. °º♥
    º° ✿♥ Olá, amiga!

    Lindo… para belas fotos.

    º° ✿♥

  6. Karen says:

    What a beuatiful place. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful place.

  8. the garden is just beautiful. i can only imagine the amount involved in maintaining such garden.

  9. Anu says:

    what a beautiful place!!!

  10. Sehr eindrücklich liebe Indrani…

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  11. Gattina says:

    It looks really beautiful ! Of course I don't remember !

  12. Arija says:

    I am always excited to see your posts from Europe. Such a pity the palace is used for administration, I would rather have seen it used as a hotel that retained the beauty of the interior.

    Thank you for taking as with you . . . I bet you were both Liesel and Maria when you were there.

  13. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, the tour of the gardens and palace was lovely. I remember the gardens in the movie. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

  14. Your post brings back wonderful memories of the movie and its music. And don't the caretakers of the symmetrical gardens do a fantastic job. 🙂

  15. Sridharan says:

    The first one looks quite imposing!

  16. Leovi says:

    Nice pictures, I love the frames and perspectives.

  17. ladyfi says:

    Salzburg looks like a very pretty place to visit!

  18. George says:

    It must have been a real pleasure to actually be in that garden. Your pictures are absolute beautiful.

  19. Sivinden says:

    Great architecture and beautiful gardens.

  20. Reader Wil says:

    Very beautiful and interesting to know that the Von Trapp kids in the Sound of Music sang here.

  21. That is one incredible place. hose flowers are gorgeous.

  22. Krishna says:

    nice place…

    nice photos…


  23. Pietro says:

    Wonderful post, Indrani!
    Very nice the picture of the fountain with the cloudy sky!

  24. Ash says:

    Marvellous photo – I loved the second one!

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