Salzburg

Brief Salzburg Information :

Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city is noted for its Alpine setting. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid-20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the American musical and film The Sound of Music, which features famous landmarks in Austria. The musical was a partnership between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The capital city of the State of Salzburg (Land Salzburg), the city has three universities. It has a large student population who add liveliness and energy to the area, and the universities provide culture to the community. Salzburg is on the banks of the Salzach River, at the northern boundary of the Alps. The mountains to Salzburg’s south contrast with the rolling plains to the north. The closest alpine peak—the 1972 m Untersberg—is only a few kilometers from the city centre. The Altstadt, or “old town”, is dominated by its baroque towers and churches and the massive Festung Hohensalzburg. This area is surrounded by two smaller mountains, the Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg, which act as the green lungs of the city. Salzburg is approximately 150 km east of Munich, 281 km northwest of Ljubljana, and 300 km west of Vienna.

Gastronomy in Salzburg

 

Shady beer gardens, traditional coffeehouses, posh gourmet restaurants, trendy bars and cozy inns invite epicures to wine and dine in Salzburg. The rich diversity of restaurants in the city cater to the palate of gourmets, people with a sweet tooth and night owls alike … see more

Shopping in the Old City

 

The Getreidegasse is probably one of the loveliest shopping streets in the world: a wide range of stores inviting visitors to browse and shop are found behind the elaborately decorated façades, in the traditional passageways and inside the landmarked buildings … see more

Museums in Salzburg

The Hellbrunner Monatsschlösschen, which was built in 1615 for Archbishop Markus Sittikus – as its name suggests – within the record time of only a month, today houses the folklore museum of the Salzburg Museum. The manor, idyllically situated overlooking Hellbrunn Park, houses a collection of regional folklore with objects of popular customs and piety, furnishings, popular medicine and a number of beautiful Trachten (traditional costumes) worn in the Salzburg valley regions… see more

The Fortress & Palaces in Salzburg

Schloss Leopoldskron is pure inspiration! Situated in a unique lakeside location with magnificent view of the majestic mountains, the palace is only a short walk from the old town of Salzburg. In 1736 the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, Leopold Anton Freiherr von Firmian, was inspired to build his family residence in this beautiful and unique location… see more

Churches & Cemeteries in Salzburg

Salzburg’s Cathedral is probably the city’s most significant piece of church architecture and its ecclesiastical center. With its magnificent façade and mighty dome it represents the most impressive early Baroque edifice north of the Alps. Its origin is closely connected to the ecclesiastical principality’s demeanour and growth. Destroyed by fire and rebuilt, enlarged and expanded, it bears witness to the power and independence of Salzburg’s archbishops… see more

Squares & Streets in Salzburg

 

The charm of the Getreidegasse, probably Salzburg’s most famous shopping lane, is not only generated by the high, narrow houses tightly nestled together, the enticing shops and the wrought iron guild signs, but also to the romantic passageways and courtyards. The name “Getreidegasse” underwent an interesting transformation. Initially it was known as Trabegasse, Trabgasse or Travgasse, derived from “traben” (to trot). … see more

“Must-See Sights” in and near Salzburg 

A selection of “Must-See sights” in and near to Salzburg from Mozart’s Birthplace, Salzburg Cathedral, Residenz Palace, Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Schloss Klessheim, Salzkammergut and Untersberg, there are plenty of wonderful sights to keep you busy! … see more 

Top Ten Days Out from Salzburg

This selection of “Top Ten” Days out includes visits to a selection of the salt mines which surround Salzburg ( from which the city takes its name), Cable car rides, high mountain passes in stunning national parks, the largest ice caves in the world, the world famous Eagle’s Nest and beautiful crystal clear lakes. Just some of the beautiful scenic places to visit in the Salburg region… see more 

Travel and Transport

Travelling to Salzburg could not be easier with the Airport close to the city centre and plenty of connections to complete the journey. The main train station is only a 15 minute walk from the historic city centre and the buses run regularly around the Salzburg region. There are details of parking places and also for campervans making visits to the city. The Salzburg Card will provide you with free bus journeys…. see more

Salzburger Mozartkugel

The Echte Salzburger Mozartkugel by Mirabell is more than just an exquisite delicacy. In comparison to all the other industrially manufactured products that take the name Mozartkugel it is unique. It is the only one to be completely round and is still produced in the spirit of the original recipe created by Paul Fürst in Salzburg, the city where Mozart was born. Furthermore it is synonymous with Austrian culture and tradition rather like the Lipizzans and Wiener Sängerknabensee more 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 as the seventh child of “Salzburg’s royal chamber musician” Leopold Mozart (1719 – 1787) and his wife, Anna Maria Walpurga née Pertl of St. Gilgen near Salzburg (1720 – 1778). At a very early age, the two surviving children, Maria Anna, known as “Nannerl” (1751-1829) and her younger brother Wolfgang, displayed an extraordinary musical talent… see more 

 The Sound of Music and the Trapp Family

The life of the Trapp Family is inseparably connected with Salzburg and music. Every year nearly 300,000 people travel to Salzburg to visit the places where the Trapp Family lived and the movie locations. The songs from “The Sound of Music” are known around the world….see more 

Salzburg Festival Chronicle

It has greatly contributed to Salzburg’s renown and is one of the world’s most exclusive music festivals: ever since it was founded, the Salzburg Festival has been known for its exceptionally high quality of music, the commitment of its international artists and as a successful combination of the traditional and modern….see more 

Advent in Salzburg

 

Advent is undoubtedly one of the  most beautiful seasons in the city of Salzburg. When the first snowflakes swirl in the air, when children start to build snowmen in the Mirabell Gardens and the scent of mulled wine wafts through the narrow streets, even the surliest characters become hopelessly romantic….see more 

 

Salzburg Webcam : See the beautiful city of Salzburg at any time of the day or night
Salzburg Card is your key to the city of Salzburg: it provides free admission to Salzburg’s museums, free use of the Fortress funicular, the Untersberg cableway, Salzach ship service and public transport. Salzburg Card holders can also take advantage of a number of discounts on concerts, theater performances or excursions to destinations in the Salzburg vicinity… details

The information on our Salzburg pages has been compiled with the help of Salzburg Tourismus – http://www.salzburg.info– to ensure quality, up-to-date information on the beautiful city of Salzburg, Austria.

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