Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Breaking The Rules: Salzburg #2
The construction of Hohensalzburg Fortress started in 1077. This original design was just a basic bailey with a wooden wall. In the Holy Roman Empire, the archbishops of Salzburg were already powerful political figures and they expanded the castle to protect their interests. During the following centuries the fortress was further expanded. During the early 20th century it was used as a prison, holding Italian prisoners of war during World War I and Nazi activists (before the Anschluss with Germany) in the 1930s. Today it is a major tourist attraction.