The area close to Salzburg is called Salzkammergut, meaning “Land of the Salt Mines,” a rather bland title for one of the most beautiful sections of austria. Salt was responsible for Salzburg’s early prominence and wealth, a wealth still visible in splendid palaces, stunning cathedrals and magnificent castles. But none of these can compete with the splendor of nature—meadows of wildflowers painting pockets of vibrant color between dark-green forests, splendid lakes, gigantic mountains pushing their jagged, rocky peaks into the sky.
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