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Kapitelplatz (Chapter Square)

Kapitelplatz (Chapter Square)
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Kapitelplatz, Salzburg, Austria, 5020
Squashed in between the Cathedral and Hohensalzburg Fortress is the small but beautiful "Capitol Square." In former times, this space was taken up by a monastery belonging to the Cathedral. The millstones of St. Peter and the Cathedral cried out for a constant water supply, so water was diverted through Mönchsberg to the Kapitelplatz. This canal still supplies water to St. Peter Bakery and the fountain on the square. The fountain, showing Neptune riding on a kind of "fish horse," is one of the most stylish in Salzburg. There are a number of communal chess-boards and plenty of souvenir stalls.
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