Salzburg Cathedral

The Salzburg Cathedral at Domplatz is another lovely sight to behold! The façade is simple, the towers have green domes, and there are many statues and a very impressive door. This cathedral too has a history of being burned down by fire several times. The eighth fire in 1598 damaged the monument badly, with the roof too collapsing, nothing left except some parts of the crypt. The cathedral underwent a major reconstruction phase of seven years.

The story of damages doesn’t end there. In 1859 the building caught fire once more and during WWII it was damaged massively in a bombing. Today’s version is the rebuilt cathedral of 1945 to 1959. This cathedral is famous as the baptism site of Mozart. The church is 466 feet long and 109 feet high at the crossing/dome. Definitely a must see of you are ever there.

This weeks SkyWatch post is dedicated to Klaus Peter (1960 – 2011). Klaus was an active participant, supporter, and eventually owner/maintainer of SkyWatch and the founder of That’s My World. He will be missed! RIP KLaus!

Salzburg’s Cathedral “Door of Hope”
Friends in Salzburg

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