Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme

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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,576 contributions
Family
Unlike other cities that have a single city square, Salzburg has multiple squares and Kapitelplatz is one of them. Located outside of the Salzburg Cathderal, this is the route to the Hohensalzburg Castle.

In winter there wasn't much crowd but would be busy in summer as tourists flock to Festungsbahn.

In winter the fountain is also covered in perspex casing to protect against the elements. So, couldn't really appreciate the beauty of the statue in the middle of the square.
Written January 15, 2020
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Denny S
Gothenburg, Sweden169 contributions
Beautiful square right at the foot of the Festungberg where the funicular up to the Hochensalzburg fortress is. The spacious square is bordered on the south by the Salburger Dom, the Archiepiscopal Palace in the east and St. Peter's Monastery in the west. The Chapter Fountain is an old horse pond built in baroque style where Neptune, god of the sea, holds a trident and a crown, mounted on a sea horse spurting water. Other elements in this square are the modern sculpture "Sphaera" and a large chessboard where many tourists and city dwellers play a game of chess. From here you also reach the very beautiful and peaceful cemetary of St. Peter. Salzburg is full of beautiful squares and places and this is one of them.
Written April 26, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,223 contributions
Solo
Nice little area right next to Salzburg Cathedral and at the foot of Honesalzburg Fortress. There's plenty to see here around the square and a major tourist hotspot. The Marien Statue and Pieta are worth looking at, plus Kapitelschwemme is a pretty fountain. Salzburg Cathedral, Residenzplatz and Mozartplatz are all around the square. There's market stalls, plus shops of the foothill on the way up to the fortress. All suitably tourist oriented.

Lastt of all, the fortress makes a spectacular backdrop for any photos. Not a must see if in Salzbur, but likely you'll be passing through to see the main attractions in Salzburg anyway.
Written June 9, 2019
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,641 contributions
Business
We used this piazza as a place to meet the group, whether it was under Mozart's statue or here in front of Neptune's Fountain. It's a beautiful place to relax and enjoy, watching the tourists and others go by.
There are plenty of eateries and places to sit, get out of the train, get out of sun. You choose.
The fountain itself was made by known sculpture Josef Anton Plaffinger and shows Neptune, the god of the sea holding and trident and crown mounted on a seahorse spurting water.
Enjoy this lovely attraction
Written January 8, 2017
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DannyMac13
Austin, TX497 contributions
Friends
Kapitelplatz is a huge square in the center of 'old town'. As you walk toward Domplatz you will see a large golden ball with what appears to be a manikin standing on top... I found this to be very odd. This is, however, a good place to view the Salzburg fortress.

Also, in this square is the fountain on Neptune on a Seahorse, however, this was when they chose to clean the pool which was now empty. It somehow loses the affect when empty and workmen inside...
Written March 16, 2014
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folieske4
Antwerp, Belgium7,285 contributions
If one wanders arround die Old Town, one cannot miss this one. The suare belonged once to the Cathedral Abbey, but the archbishopric ended in 1803. Slightly aside from the spacious square, Chapter Fountain bears witness to the past: a horse pond was already situated in the center of Chapter Square during the Middle Ages. The new fountain was built under Archbishop Leopold Firmian in 1732 to plans by Franz Anton Danreiter, obviously modeled on Roman fountains. The ramp used by the horses to access the water leads straight up to the group of figures: Neptune, god of the sea, holding a trident and crown, mounted on a seahorse spurting water. The baroque figure was sculpted by Josef Anton Pfaffinger. A chronogram with Archbishop Firmian's coat of arms can be found above the niche. Chapter Square is a place of activity in Salzburg's Old City: people playing chess with oversized chess pieces.
Written March 10, 2010
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore7,175 contributions
Couples
Coming right here, visitors will be able to have a nice view of the Honesalzburg Fortress and also seeing the lovely Salzburg Cathedral.

At the side, there are several makeshift stalls selling souvenirs, food, art and craft and local produces and that attracted a lot of people, especially the tourists. And right in the center of the square, is a unique but interesting monument, a man standing on top of a golden ball and walking ahead shortly, you can even play a chess game on the floor!

It's a bustling and busy square but worth coming here to visit and immerse in the local culture, history and lifestyle!
Written July 6, 2019
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Discovering Destinations
Montreal, Canada1,582 contributions
Couples
Discovering Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme. We quickly visited the beautiful 'Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme' square as we left the Salzburg Cathedral. Actually, it's also quite close to Residenzplatz and Mozartplatz, so feel free to check these out also.

A few things make this square stand out from the rest. First of all, there is an amazing view from the “Neptune and sea-steed” fountain. Secondly, there's a really picturesque view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and mountains in the background. 'It felt like a view out of a magazine!' Lastly, you'll surely notice 'Sphaera' which is a 9 meter high 'emotionless man' on top of a golden sphere. The statue at the top gave us the impression he was gazing at the mountain and Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Finally, we felt blessed for the opportunity to visit and take pictures for our best memories ever!

Serge: 4 Eli: 4
As a result, we recommend this place. Why not spend a little time here since it's beautiful and picturesque.
Written August 8, 2018
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Tigertribal
Craigavon, UK986 contributions
Couples
Just wander about the Old Town & you will walk from square to square, Kapitelplatz being an interesting one with the Neptune fountain, chess board & golden globe.
Written June 20, 2018
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mzzyap
Philippines2,392 contributions
Family
The main thing to do in Salzburg is to walk and explore. Most of Old Town is pedestrian only. If you see any vehicles at all, they're few and far between. You'll always find something interesting around the corner. Of course, if and when your legs give up, there's always the horse carriages for the tourists..
Written September 8, 2017
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