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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    The Austrian National Tourism Office invited 60 travel agents from the U.S. and Australia for a Destination Summit in the cities of Salzburg and Vienna. Events began in Salzburg, a baroque Unesco World Heritage site. Pictured here is the view from the Franz-Josef Kai, a walking and biking path that runs along the Salzach River through the heart of Salzburg, looking south towards the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the largest fully-preserved fortress in Central Europe and location of the summit's welcome reception. TW photos by Thomas R. Lechleiter

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    The weather in Salzburg has been unseasonably warm this fall and this weekend was no different. The perfect weather afforded a great opportunity to stroll through the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, a location that offers a quaint area to stroll and sit amongst the many fountains and sculpture gardens.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    A view of the exterior of the Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Austria.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    The Pegasus fountain in the Mirabell Gardens is where the "Do-Re-Mi" song was performed in the film "The Sound of Music."

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    A shaded pathway in the Mirabell Gardens.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    The "Dwarf Garden" features sculptures of misshapen diminutive characters that were modeled after individuals who served as entertainment in the court of Prince Archbishop Franz Anton Harrach.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Summit guests pass through the Mirabell Garden on their way towards the foot of Hohensalzburg Fortress, or Salzburg Castle, seen in the distance.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Continuing on the walk through Salzburg, participants walk down the Getreidegasse, Salzburg's famous shopping lane.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    At the base of the Hohensalzburg Fortress cliff, the tracks of the funicular railway await to take the group up to the fortress perched above.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    View of the Hohensalzburg Fortress from the bottom of the funicular railway.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Klemens Kollenz, sales and marketing manager for Salzburg City Tourist Office, welcomes guests to the reception at Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Guests mingle during the welcome reception.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Hohensalzburg Fortress' vantage point of the city of Salzburg offers a spectacular view of the city during sunset.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Another view of the city and surrounding area.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Guests are given the opportunity to walk around the interior courtyards and pathways of the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    After the welcome reception, guests arrive at the Stiegl Keller Salzburg in nearby Old Town. The Stiegl Keller is a perfect example of the Salzburg beer garden culture.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Inside the Stiegl Keller, guests find their seats and prepare for a meal of traditional Austrian culinary dishes.

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    A special performance at the end of the dinner featured singers dressed in traditional Austrian outfits, known as "Trachten," performing songs from "The Sound of Music." They ended the night with a rendition of the song "So Long, Farewell."

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    Visiting Salzburg and Vienna

    Guests pass the statue of Salzburg-born composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as they make their way to meet the transfers back to their hotels.

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