Kapuzinerberg Hill, a Fine View.

Considered one of the finest views in Salzburg, Kim & Eliot climbed it a couple of weeks ago when the weather forecast was promising.  But, on Monday last week, the skies cleared so Reed headed into town so we could all hike as a family. I have included pictures here, but a link to the full video is at the end (edited down to a 3 minute trek, of course).

Eliot 'trekking'

Some of the walls on the hill date back to the 13th Century, a nice contrast to some of the 21st century graffiti as you first enter.  Kapuzinerberg Hill still houses an active monastary, but the history of the hill is much more complicated than just that.  It was built on the site of a medieval fortress, “Trompeterschlössl.”

He was quite excited about the climb, and he slept splendidly this day :)

He was quite excited about the climb, and he slept splendidly this day 🙂

Reed had to drag the 'Buggy' behind us

Reed had to drag the ‘Buggy’ behind us

You will notice I photographed some of the Stations of the Cross…From Wikipedia: “On the way…. to the monastery are standing 13 oratories with the way of the cross, which were built up between 1736 and 1744, a memorial place for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the old Paschingerschlössl, known as the former house of Stefan Zweig. The different old artillery bastions from 1629, which are distributed around the mountain…..On the crest of the mountain, attainable with a drawbridge, there stands the Franziskischlössl. Today it is a small restaurant. Adolf Hitler wanted to establish a gigantic “Gauburg”, a Stadium and a festival house on that mountain. The end of the war forestalled it however and the Kapuzinerberg still is free of intensive land development.”

In other words, it offers wonderful hiking trails and views of the city.

One of the Stations...of the Cross on the way Up, or down...depending on the route.

One of the Stations of the Cross on the way Up, or down…depending on the route.

Needless to say, we didn’t make it to the crest of the mountain with the restaurant…but we did see the Mozart Memorial and some lovely trails. (as seen in the video)

Mozart Statue

Mozart Memorial Monument

The first stop (if you take this route) is Hettwer Bastion,which is part of the old city walls.  Double click for a full view!!!!

Old Bastion Walls and peek of the city

Old Bastion Walls and peek of the city

View of Salzburg from Hettwer Bastion

View of Salzburg from Hettwer Bastion

Cool close up as seen from the top- this is the Old City Fortifications from the 15th Century

Cool close up as seen from the top- this is the Old City Fortifications from the 15th Century

This a view of our route down.

This a view of our route down.

The stations of the cross are on this particular route.  So, if you walk up this way, you get the stations depicting the story of  the Crucifixion of Jesus. We walked down that route, so we didn’t get the ending to the story. Good thing we all know how it ends!

You can start or end the hike from Linzerstrasse...a lovely street with many shops.  Very Salzburg-like.

You can start (or end) the hike from Linzerstrasse…a lovely street with many shops. Very Salzburg-like.

A view down by the river, you can see where were were hiking- the yellow monastary and Hill behind it!

A view down by the river, you can see where were were hiking- the yellow monastery and Hill behind it!

Here is a  FULL video of our ‘trek’ up Kapuzinerberg!

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8 thoughts on “Kapuzinerberg Hill, a Fine View.

  1. Beautiful views! Eliot is turning into a hiker/climber!
    Did you hear that Erika had her baby girl on Thursday? Any day now for us.

  2. Wow, great video and pics! Loved the ski day…incredible views! Skied at Snowbowl today in a BLIZZARD…so fun. What music is playing in the video? Very Nice.

    • thank Heidi! The music is Iron and Wine. Check em out, they are great. I have a limited selection to choose from on this computer, so they quite possibly could resurface again!LOL

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