During an evening under a starry sky spent at Salzburg People's Observatory - run by the Haus der Natur Museum of Natural History - the miraculous cosmic beauty of planets and stars is revealed, from our own solar system to seemingly infinite galactic worlds.
The observatory, which is housed in a small wooden building and boasts a high-powered telescope, is located on the Voggenberg between the Ragginger See and Sandkuchl (Sonnenkogel). In former times, this was also the site where a Celtic oracle would use astronomic observations in order to foretell the future.
Follow signs for the "Windinggut", and from there it is just a 5-minute walk.
(Landgasthaus Windinggut is open Wednesday to Sunday and closed Mon & Tue.)
Location of the observatory on the Voggenberg