Folks who are familiar with European history, especially the histories about religion, will know the German word Dom means Cathedral in English. (On another note, when we visited these foreign countries, I was always fascinated by their cultures and I always wished I could speak some of their languages. I wish I could speak some French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese (which we haven’t been to yet, but hope soon), etc and etc. Not just for buying things at the local markets, or ordering meals in restaurants, but to chat with the local people and learn from them. Therefore, I always admire people who are multilingual. One example is Susan in our office at work who has backgrounds from many different countries and speaks 6 languages fluently. To me, she’s just amazing. Anyway, I am not gonna drift too far because it’s not really my topic today.)
Monthly Archives: December 2011
This is the second time we went to Salzburg in 13 months, as mentioned previously. It’s one of the major cities of Austria and I think many people has been there as it’s also a popular place for tourists. It’s not large – size-wise. But it’s surely a beautiful city and we were just awed by the Austrian culture.
The Salzach River runs through the city and divides it by two. The Old Town lies on the west side of the river, where a monastery and bishopric were founded in 700 A.D. The city and the river got their name from early residents who earned their living in the region’s salt mines.