The view looks over the old town with a clear view of Hohensalzburg castle above a steep rock. The architectural detail and precise execution of pen-line are very much like the etchings of old Mediterranean towns and harbours McNab produced in the 20s and 30s. The picture gives us a snapshot of the city only three years before it’s occupation into the Third Reich, which took place on 12 March 1938, one day before a scheduled referendum on Austria’s independence. German troops moved into the city, political opponents, Jewish citizens and other minorities were subsequently arrested and deported to concentration camps. The synagogue was destroyed. Just to the left of the castle you can see the tower of Noonberg Abbey, the Benedictine Monastery.