February 23, 2018

Travel Photo Thursday-Anif Palace

Today’s entry for Travel Photo Thursday is a lovely castle on the southern edge of Salzburg, Anif Palace.

This privately owned castle has had quite a history in it’s life time but maybe it’s biggest claim to fame is it’s casting in one of the best movies ever (my opinion ūüôā ) the Sound of Music.¬† Yes this gorgeous neo-medieval castle can be seen in the opening scene.¬† Anif Palace outside Salzburg Austria

First mentioned in 1530 this castle was the summer residence of the Bishops of Chiemsee before being turned over the the Archbishop of Salzburg.

Later King Ludwig III of Bavaria hid out in the castle before abdicating his throne here.  During WWII both German and American soldiers stayed in Anil Castle for a time.

This romantic castle is part of the beautiful landscape of Austria but you will have to make do with seeing it from afar  since there are no public tours offered.

Or you could enjoy it in other movies it has been in,  like The Odessa File.


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