Salzburg Photos: Dreaming Spires of Salzburg

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Salzburg, Austria: Dreaming spires of the city.

The phrase of the ′dreaming spires′ was originally used for a university town in England - however, Salzburg has actually more of them than almost any other town of its size and age. The Baroque buildign boom has left the city with a large number of palaces, towers and churches. The key to Salzburg′s wealth lies in the province′s south: Mines that were rich in salt, gold and other ores enabled the Prince Archbishops to finance the elaborate architecture that makes Salzburg now a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

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