Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria

DECEMBER 2009 – The Fortress Hohensalzburg in Salzburg, Austria, on a sunny winter morning. Photo Copyright © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In December 2009 we spent a couple of days in Salzburg to experience the traditional Christmas Market. During our visit the area was struck by very cold temperatures that could go down to -20 °C at night. But these could not stop us from walking up to the Fortress and continue the walk towards the Mönchsberg. Along the route you will encounter this awesome view. The clarity from the cold temperatures, the pale sunlight and the total absence of green make this photo very special (I think).

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time20-DEC-2009, 11:03
LocationMönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
LensCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/9
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5616 x 3744 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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