The City of Salzburg
Welcome to Salzburg, a land of culture that offers everything from classical to traditional folklore events as well as breath-taking natural beauty. Salzburg's "Old Town" is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and for one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. The evening is at leisure to explore this musical city on your own, you could opt for a Mozart Concert with dinner and drinks. Overnight in Salzburg. (B)
Today, after breakfast proceed for the Sound of Music Tour where you relive the true story of the Von Trapp family which was filmed as ‘The Sound of Music’. Enjoy a day trip visiting the breath-taking landscapes and locations where the famous musical was shot. On the tour, you not only see the highlights of the film but also see the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as a part of the picturesque Lake District.Overnight in Salzburg. (B)
Today, the morning is free for shopping. A unique shopping experience awaits you in Salzburg.A variety of shops can be found in the Old City – on Getreidegasse, Judengasse and in the traditional passageways including long-established shops, international chains and small boutiques. It certainly pays to cast a glance in every passageway and even the narrowest of streets. Salzburg also has the most modern and attractive shopping centre in the world: the award-winning Europark has 130 stores for endless shopping. In the afternoon, proceed on a tour where you enjoy the amazing scenery of the Lake District known as the Salzkammergut, with its picturesque villages. On this tour to the Lake District, you will see the scenic beauty surrounding the city of Salzburg. You drive past the villages of Hof, Fuschl and St. Gilgen before reaching pretty St.Wolfgang, where you visit the church with its famous altar by Michael Pacher and the renowned 'White Horse Inn.' On the boat trip across St. Wolfgang's lake during the summer months you can enjoy the splendours of the most romantic landscape surrounding in the lake. Overnight in Salzburg. (B)
After breakfast proceed to the station to board your train to Vienna airport for your flight back home. full details
The wealth of art and culture found in Salzburg is unparalleled. A variety of museums and galleries of international repute, over 4,000 cultural events each year, projects by highly acclaimed international artists set up in the historic city center, prestigious academies such as the Summer Academy, high-profile fairs and exhibitions and the world-famous Salzburg Festival make the city a true El Dorado for the culturally interested visitor.
Whether the European high culture or alpine customs, traditional or modern, hotly-contested or en vogue: the vivid art scene in Salzburg is many-faceted and invites people of all ages to explore, admire, discuss and enjoy.
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The city of Salzburg - and especially its historic city center – is in fact one of the loveliest places in Europe, winning international acclaim in 1997 when it was designated a world heritage site by UNESCO. The Old City with its variety of building styles is a true architectural delight
A walk through the countless narrow streets (the most famous being the Getreidegasse, Judengasse, Goldgasse, Kaigasse, Linzergasse and Steingasse) features buildings from the Middle Ages, Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance periods as well as the elegant classical burghers' houses dating from the monarchy.
The city's most famous squares include Residence Square with its splendid fountain, the neighboring Old Market, University Square, as well as Mozart Square with the memorial of the city's genius loci. Some of Salzburg’s most striking of which include the Cathedral, Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Residenz, St. Peter's Monastery with its impressive cemetery, the Franciscan Church and Collegiate Church as well as the Large and Small Festival Halls, the Summer Riding School in the Festival District and St. Sebastian's Church with its charming cemetery. The Mirabell Palace with the romantic Mirabell Gardens is one of the city's most popular snapshot scenes.. Hellbrunn Palace with its trick fountains and the zoo is situated just outside of the city gates.
Hohensalzburg Fortress is a more than 900-year-old citadel. Since 1892 the fortress can easily be reached by funicular railway departing from the Festungsgasse. Today the fortress is open to the public all year round and artists from around the world meet here for courses at the International Summer Academy. Besides the medieval rooms the romantic courtyard and the bastions regularly serve as scenery for events like the Fortress Concerts.
Salzburg offers a wide variety of Museums like the Museum of Modern art, Panorama museum, Mozart’s Birth place, Museum of Natural History, the Toy museum, the Marionette museum among others. The Salzburg Museum in the New Residence in the center of Salzburg's Old City was chosen as Europe's best museum just two years after it was opened in 2007
Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport is much more than just an extraordinary shelter for a passionate collection of aircraft. The impressive glass and steel building is also a venue for art, passion, technology and an upscale lifestyle.
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Salzburg Festival is the world famous high class festival for classical and modern music, held every summer for approximately 5 weeks.
First held in 1920, the Salzburg Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year. Alongside the regular residency of the Vienna Philharmonic, musicians and ensembles of the highest caliber fill the beautiful Alpine city with music and drama. Since 1920, the celebrated event has filled this lovely Alpine city with some of the finest opera, drama and concerts on the continent.
From Mozart to modern, from classic interpretations to daring experimentation, only the best are invited to Salzburg each year. A visit to the festival combines high culture with the sheer pleasure of vacationing in one of the most scenic places on the globe.
The surrounding lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut Lake District lend themselves to memorable excursions, and the city itself makes for beautiful memories -- Salzburg’s Hofstallgasse and the entire Baroque old city center form the Festival’s backdrop.
In 2014 the Salzburg Festival will pay tribute to Richard Strauss on the occasion of his 150th birthday by performing his Rosenkavalier opera. Over 250 performances will be on the Salzburg Festival program in 2014 in the opera, theater and concert genres. The festival starts on July 18 lasting until August 31 – ending with an elegant ball at the fascinating Rock Riding School.