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Why Visit Salzburg, Austria

Bordering Germany, Salzburg is the Austrian jewel of monumental architecture, history, and culture, traversed by the Salzach River. It is no surprise that it has been World Heritage-Listed by UNESCO as one of "outstanding value to humanity", as the city is bustling with events throughout the year and offers numerous possibilities to explore its exceptional heritage on every step of Salzburg sightseeing.

Start your journey by delving into the life of one of the most significant musicians who've ever lived, Mozart. Born in Salzburg back in 1756 the well-known prodigy became the symbol of the city, as you can find him depicted basically everywhere from chocolates to statues. Often called the City of Mozart, any Salzburg itinerary is full of Mozart related monuments, such as his birthplace Hagenauer Haus, his former residency at the Dance Master's House and even a university bearing his name! In addition to that, the International Mozarteum Foundation is taking care of maintaining the priceless heritage of the musical genius.

Another musical masterpiece of great significance in the city is the euphonious The Sound of Music. Now considered a classic, the movie was actually filmed in Salzburg! In addition to that, the Trapp family did indeed live in the city as well. Nowadays the movie sets, such as Schloss Leopoldskron, Felsenreitschule or the Mirabell Gardens attract numerous visitors each year. Maybe the hills are indeed alive with the sound of music during a Salzburg tour?

If you're not that interested in music, you will most definitely appreciate the amazing architecture in the city. One of the most imposing landmarks in the city is the Hohensalzburg Fortress dating back to the 11th century. It houses the Golden Hall which works as a venue for Festungskonzerte, concerts held in the fortress. Your ticket to the fortress provides access to the Marionette and Fortress Museums as well.

No less impressive is the Salzburg Residenz Palace, located in the old town of the city, thus don't miss the chance to admire the site while in the area.

Best Things to Do in Salzburg, Austria

  • Visit the home of Mozart, Hagenauer Haus
  • Explore Schloss Leopoldskron, Felsenreitschule, and the Mirabell Gardens
  • Stop by the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • Check out the Salzburg Residenz Palace
 

Salzburg travel is an unforgettable experience, full of cultural heritage, authentic architecture, breathtaking sights and the ever-present sound of music, it is truly a place like no other.

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