Sightseeing tour through Salzburg in a rose dress

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Oh what an autumn! October in the alps is always beautiful, but this year crowns it all. Before dull November is going to start, we wanted to spend a weekend in the mountains. This is why we visited Salzburg and Filzmoos in Austria. And as I frequently get the question what I wear in everyday life and which vintage inspired clothes I can recommend for a relaxed day, I decided to combine the answers with a virtual tour through Salzburg. 😉

A Day in Salzburg with a Rose Dress by Vive Maria

I usually don’t dress myself differently in everyday life than for my photo shoots. Most of the time I wear a dress, tights, and some retro accessories. If I have to walk a lot, however, I replace my heels by flat shoes. Black brogues, for example, are a wonderful alternative. They look pretty, have some retro vibes, and are super comfy.

Additionally, cotton dresses are perfect for travelling. They don’t crease and feel great on the skin. My rose dress is by Vive Maria, I already showed it last year, just have a look here. Red accessories like my hariflowers by Sophisticated Lady Hairflowers as well as a handbag by Furla finish the vintage inspired outfit.

RetroCat in einem Rosenkleid von Vive Maria und mit roten Retro-Accessoires


Travel Outfit – the Details:

Rose dress: c/o Vive Maria (on sale!)

Tights: very similar here

Shoes: Deichmann, very similar here

Hairflower: Sophisticated Lady Hairflowers

Handbag: Furla

By the way: Use the code retrocat-10 to get 10 % off your whole order at NAPO Shop or the Vive Maria online-shop! Valid until the end of May 2019.


Salzburg – my Impressions

Now,I want to show you some impressions from Salzburg. Although we didn’t have a lot of time in this lovely city, we really enjoyed strolling through the lovely streets of Salzburg.

Mirabell Palace and Mirabell Gardens

When walking through the Mirabell Gardens, you will immediatly see the lovely Mirabell Palace. It was build in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress Salome Alt. Back then, the palace was called Schloss Altenau. Nowadays, the palace is a popular wedding location, and the office of the mayor of Salzburg.

RetroCat vor Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg

In 1690, archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun remodeled the Mirabell Gardens. Until now, you can recognize the geometric fundamental form of the gardens which is typical for the Baroque. From the Mirabell Gardens, you also have an amazing view to Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Der Mirabellgarten mit Schloss Mirabell im Hintergrund in Salzburg

Another interesting thing in the Mirabell Gardens are the statuary by Ottavio Mosto which symbolise the four elements: Fire, water, air, and earth)

RetroCat vor einer Statue im Mirabellgarten in Salzburg

The Salzach

Until the 19th century, Salzburg was popular for shipping salt (salt = Salz in German), this is why the river in Salzburg is called Salzach. Due to this, Salzburg got very rich as salt was super valuable back then.

From the Markartsteg, a bridge over the Salzach, you have a wonderful view over Salzburg and the fortress. The Markartsteg is easy to recognise, as many couples placed lock at the railing of the bridge.

Die Salzach mit Blick auf die Festung in Salzburg

The Birthplace of Mozart

On January 27 in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg. Together with his parents and his sister called “Nannerl”, he lived in the house you see in the picture until 1773. Today, there is a museum in Mozart’s birth house.

Mozarts Geburtshaus in der Getreidegasse in Salzburg

Salzburg Cathedral

Another impressive building in Salzburg is the cathedral. In this early baroque building, even Mozart got christened. During World War II, in 1944, Salzburg Cathedral got destroyed by a blitz. The restauration took until 1959.

Der Salzburger Dom

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Not far from Salzburg Cathedral, you can see Hohensalzburg Fortress, which has its place high above the roofs of Salzburg. In 1077, archbishop Gebhard had the fortress built and until today, it has never been captured by foreign troops. Since 1892, we also have the choice of making our way up there on foot, or riding the fortress funicular (“Festungsbahn”) to get to the more than 900 years old fortress.

By the way: the golden sphere with the man on top you can see in the picture is part of a artistic synthesis called Sphaera.

Die Festung Hohensalzburg mit einer goldenen Kugel mit männlicher Figur im Vordergrund

From Mirabell Palace to Hohensalzburg Fortress: A Tour through Salzburg in a Rose Dress

I hope you enjoyed this little virtual tour through Salburg! And stay tuned for some future blogposts from the alps. 😉

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