12-Jan-2012 -- Back in Germany for a professional meeting scheduled on Jan 11th; the venue was located half way between Munich and Salzburg in Austria and our flight time table left us a half day free on Jan 10th and Jan 12th. We decided to visit 48N 11E and Munich on Jan 10th and 48N 13E and Salzburg on the morning of Jan 12th.
48N 13E is located north of Salzburg in a low hill area covered with agricultural roads making the approach quick and easy. We made an early start and came in from the Laufen – Lamprechtshaus road; we were able to reach the point shortly before 9 a.m. After shooting the usual pictures we decided to make a coffee break in the city of Laufen wich is remarkable for her church and her iron bridge across the Salzach.
The Stitskirche was built in 1330 to replace a roman basilica of which the bell tower was maintained. So the church offers a unique combination of roman and early gothic styles nicely overlooking the river. The building of the bridge was decided after the former wooden bridge was carried away by the 1899 flood. The iron bridge was unveiled in 1903 by the Kaiser Franz-Josef.
After that we paid a quick visit to the nice city of Salzburg nestled along the same Salzach river a few kilometers south of Laufen. Salzburg is world-famous for being the birth place of W.A. Mozart (1756); you can still have a chance of meeting him at a street corner!