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7 Times Salzburg Annoyed Us With Its Dazzling Beauty

No one asked for this much stunning imagery

By Stephanie Park

3 August 2018

Let's take a minute to rant about the unreal beauty that is Salzburg, shall we?

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Maybe you're ambling along the river, wishing the serene waters and radiant sun would just mind their own business, when you turn around to look behind you...

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... and realize the river is actually a magical mirror that turns everything it reflects into a shimmering, emerald-washed Impressionist painting. Ugh, show-off.

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Or you're moseying through the Old Town, rolling your eyes at yet anothercenturies-old building in the UNESCO World Heritage Center...

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... when you come to this vantage point and you're like, um, hello, I'm actually not a fan of picturesque cities that belong in a fairytale?

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"Let's go to that castle over there. I bet it's not literally an eleventh-century castle built by the Archbishop of Salzburg."

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"Wait, why are the Alps so close you can see every detail of those snow-capped peaks? So rude."

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Where else but Salzburg would a historic city center, medieval castle, and towering mountain be so close together you could capture them all in the same photo? God, if I wanted this much visual stimulation, I would have stayed at home and stared at the TV instead.

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