2007 Vienna

The Salzburg Guides hold their International Tourist Guide Day traditionally on the next following Saturday - this year Feb. 24.

With sunshine and extremely warm temperatures some 800 citizens of Salzburg followed their Tourist Guides along the traces of Fischer von Erlach, Salzburg''s most prominent baroque architect. Next to churches and and the bishops- residence a normally closed chapel also built by Fischer von Erlach was explained to an astonished and enthusiastic crowd who donated most generously € 3.800 (!) for the restauration of a stained glass window in Kollegienkirche.

The estimated cost for the restauration of this stained glass window will amount to € 43.000 - thus the Salzburg Guide Guild asked their bank to increase the donations to the first ten per ´cent of the toal cost - and Oberbank did so! Print and TV media covered the handover of this generous cheque of € 4.300 !