The winner of the “My favorite place” photo competition in the city of Salzburg has been chosen: Thomas Dilinger is a biologist and comes from the city of Salzburg. His favorite place in nature is the grounds of the Salzburg Faculty of Natural Sciences near Freisaal.
SALZBURG. Until the beginning of July, Salzburg residents could upload a picture of their favorite place to “MeinBezirk.at” and thus take part in the photo competition “My favorite place in nature”. The editors of each Salzburg district choose the winner for their region. In the city of Salzburg, Thomas Dillinger, who has a special connection to his favorite place, the university campus of the Salzburg Faculty of Natural Sciences (Nawi), was convincing.
A place of nostalgia
“A favorite place is the Nawi site in Salzburg. Here I enjoy the view of the fortress and relax in the botanical garden.” Exactly Thomas Dillinger His favorite place in nature at the competition. The biologist not only finds the area near Freisaal very beautiful, but also has a personal connection to the grounds of Nawi Salzburg near Freisaal.
“I am a biologist and did my bachelor’s degree here. This used to be such a nice place for me. I just have a nostalgic connection here,” says Thomas Dillinger about his favorite place.
Actually, it’s a winning couple
Strictly speaking, Thomas Dillinger is not the only winner of the photo competition in the city of Salzburg. The biologist and his girlfriend Hanna Dillinger are taking part together. Hanna Dillinger took the photo and Thomas Dillinger wrote the text. “Because I have more connection to this place, the text suited me better,” says Thomas Dillinger. Hanna herself took part in the Mönchsberg with a photo.
The couple met at school in their home town of Burghausen (Bavaria). After completing his bachelor’s degree at Nawi Salzburg, Thomas Dillinger then moved to Hannah Dillinger in Vienna. There he completed his master’s and PhD degrees. The longing for family brought Thomas and Hannah back to Salzburg. “We wanted to be closer to home and have been in Salzburg for a good year,” says the newly minted Salzburger in an interview.
Most beautiful in the evening
“It’s not the place where we are most often, but it’s still one of our favorite places,” says Thomas Dillinger about the Nawi Salzburg university campus. After the couple has only been in Salzburg since November, there are still many other places to explore in the city of Salzburg.
The best time of day to visit your favorite place is in the evening at sunset. “You have such a beautiful view of the fortress from here. The botanical garden is very close. You can go butterfly hunting and look at beautiful flowers, depending on the season,” enthuses Hannah Dillinger. “Just a nice place to relax,” adds her friend.
These are all the “favourite places in nature” in the state of Salzburg:
Photo competition: My favorite place
Hannah and Thomas Dillinger became aware of the “MeinBezirk.at” photo competition through the newspaper. Until the beginning of July, “MeinBezirk.at” is looking for “places in the Salzburg countryside”, i.e. the favorite places of the people of Salzburg in the region. The aim of the campaign was to find a “favourite place in nature” for each of the local editions in Salzburg. With the help of an interactive map, all “favourite places in nature” are then made available with descriptions, photos and videos. This allows readers to get to know their favorite places better.
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