Johann Fischbach, a successful landscape painter and aquarellist, influenced the Salzburg art scene for twenty years.

Here Fischbach chose not the splendid view of the Fortress and the Cathedral, but rather the less spectacular part of town on the right bank of the Salzach, with the Kapuzinerberg and the Capuchin monastery. Rising from the densely built-up area is the Gothic roof of the old Andräkirche [St. Andrew's church]. The river Salzach, still unregulated, runs through the wide arches of the town's main bridge, on which a procession is only just discernible. The town is depicted with great attention to detail. The Gaisberg rises in the distance, with the Nockstein peak beyond. Soft sunlight enhances the serene atmosphere characteristic of Fischbach's painting.


  • Title: View of Salzburg with Kapuzinerberg
  • Creator: Fischbach Johann (1797–1871)
  • Date Created: 1844
  • Physical Dimensions: w47.7 x h37.4 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Image Fotostudio Ghezzi, Oberalm
  • Medium: Oil on Wood

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