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Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Hellbrunn Palace Humorous Trick Fountains Purposely Leave Visitors Soaked

Throughout the 2014 Salzburg Festival, the arts section of the Guardian Liberty Voice has featured articles about various museums and concert venues in Salzburg, Austria. The last article in this series is about the summer palace of a 17th-century prince-archbishop with a sense of humor. The Hellbrunn Palace grounds had humorous trick fountains installed that […]

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

Summer Riding School in Salzburg: From Equestrian Arena to Theater

The Summer Riding School or Felsenreitschule in Salzburg, Austria, was originally a 17th-century equestrian arena that was converted in 1926 to a theater for the Salzburg Festival. Its location is an example of re-used space, having been the quarry where conglomerate rock was cut for the Salzburg Cathedral. The space is recognized with its three […]

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace History Began With True Love

Mirabell Palace, or Schloss Mirabell, is a Baroque palace in Salzburg, Austria, with elegant gardens, fountains and statues of mythological creatures. It was built in 1606, during the time when Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state and part of the Holy Roman Empire. The wealth and power of the ruling prince-archbishops transformed Salzburg from a medieval […]

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

Salzburg Cathedral: Architecture of Beauty and History

The Salzburg Cathedral, known as the Salzburger Dom, has been the site of sacred festivals, processions, religious services and concerts since the Middle Ages. It is the annual venue for one of the opening weekend concerts of the Salzburg Festival. Consecrated in 1628, the Salzburg Cathedral is an example of early Baroque architecture that combines […]

Mozart Birthplace Museum Depicts Early Life of Salzburg Composer

Mozart Birthplace Museum Depicts Early Life of Salzburg Composer

One of the most visited museums in Salzburg, Austria, is the Mozart Birthplace or Mozarts Geburtshaus. Spread over three floors, the museum provides detailed information about the early life of the 18th-century composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The exhibits, as well as the building and its location, offer insights about his childhood and family, and the […]

Salzburg Festival: Austria’s Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture

Salzburg Festival: Austria’s Annual Tribute to Music, Arts and Culture

The Salzburg Festival is an annual summer event of concert music, opera and theater in the city known for its many sounds of music. This year’s festival began July 18 and continues through August 31. The Arts section of Guardian Liberty Voice will be highlighting various concert halls and museums during this annual Austrian tribute […]

Eurovision Crown a Win for Tolerance and Equality?

Eurovision Crown a Win for Tolerance and Equality?

Well the bookies were right. Austria took the coveted Eurovision crown last night in what can only be described as the biggest politically fuelled sympathy vote ever cast. As beautiful as Conchita Wurst undoubtedly is, she cannot sing, has minimal stage presence and frankly was out performed by almost every other act (which takes some […]

Archaeologists Discover Roman Gladiator School

Archaeologists Discover Roman Gladiator School

  Archaeologists have discovered a Roman gladiator school. The ancient training school was part of the Roman garrison town of Carnumtum, an outpost 100 miles south of the Danube River. Carnumtum has been studied by archaeologists for over 100 years. What has been excavated is currently part of an archaeological open air museum. The buried […]

Iran Has a New, Agreed Upon Framework for Their Future Nuclear Program

Iran Has a New, Agreed Upon Framework for Their Future Nuclear Program

The highly publicized interim deal with Iran, begun in November, to find a workable solution to its expanding nuclear program, has reached its next step. Iran and countries forming the P5+1 partnership have come to an agreement on a working framework for the future of nuclear technologies in the middle-eastern country. This framework would require […]

‘The Sound of Music’ vs Maria von Trapp’s Real Life

‘The Sound of Music’ vs Maria von Trapp’s Real Life

The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein is the story of Maria von Trapp and the Trapp family in the years prior to World War II. The general ideas are there but Hollywood changed a lot of the details in the interest of “poetic” or “creative” license. The musical version of Maria […]

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