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A partial view of the Altstadt (Old City) from the hilltop Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg, reached by cablecar. At left in the fg is the spire of the Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) dating from 1498 AD. There are 27 churches in the city, a few of which can be seen across the Salzach River. Salzburg literally means "Salt Fortress" and the town became wealthy on the back of its salt / gold mines, with salt being expensive far from the sea. The city had a population of 154,000 in 2018. The German word 'Burg' is related to English 'Burrough' or 'burgh' which also generally means a walled, independent city eg Edinburgh. But it can also mean just an independent city, such as Pittsburgh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franciscan_Church,_Salzburg

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