Salzburg Travel Guide


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Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North or the German Rome; and, of course, music lovers know it as the birthplace of one of the world's most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91). If the young Mozart was the boy wonder of 18th-century Europe and Salzburg did him no particular honor in his lifetime, it is making up for it now. Since 1920 the world-famous Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg Festival), the third-oldest on the continent, have honored "Wolferl" with performances of his works by the world's greatest musicians.


Salzburg Hotels

It's difficult for a Salzburg hotel not to have a good location—you can find a room with a stunning view over the Kapuzinerberg or Gaisberg or one more


Salzburg Restaurants

Salzburg has some of the best—and most expensive—restaurants in Austria, so if you happen to walk into one of the Altstadt posh establishments without more

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Salzburg Experiences

  • Mozart in Brief

    "Mozart is sunshine." So proclaimed Antonín Dvořák—and how better to sum up the prodigious genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756–December... Read more

  • The Sound of Music in Salzburg

    Few Salzburgers would publicly admit it, but The Sound of Music, Hollywood's interpretation of the trials and joys of the local von Trapp family... Read more

  • Bicycling in Salzburg

    As most Salzburgers know, one of the best and most pleasurable ways of getting around the city and the surrounding countryside is by bicycle... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Go to Salzburg

    The view from Fortress Hohensalzburg: Go up to the fortress on the peak and see what romantic visitors in the 19th century enjoyed so much—the... Read more


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