Austria’s cities filled with history; Debbie Stone;

Austria – Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

This is the second in a two-part series on Austria. Part one appeared in the Oct. 11 edition of Diversion and can now be found at

To catch a glimpse of the for a glimpse of the oldest stained glass window in Vienna, circa 1370, as well as of the sarcophagus of St. Vitalis, a martyr from the Roman catacombs head to St. Rupert’s Church. Visitors will also want to check out the murals alongside the Danube Canal. Many make political statements regarding a variety of issues. It’s street art at its most colorful and fully sanctioned by the powers that be.

At the Palais Coburg, originally a palace, now a posh hotel, you can see part of the medieval Old City wall incorporated into the design of the building.

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