Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles, and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg's landmark, is Central Europe’s largest intact fortress and offers fantastic views of the city. Visit the Princely Residence, a magnificent early Baroque edifice with splendid halls and a gallery featuring European paintings dating between the 16th and 19th century. The nearby vast Salzburg Cathedral is without a doubt the main attraction of the old town. Inside you'll find the Romanesque font where Mozart was baptized.

    Take time out to visit Mozart's Geburtshaus, the place where the genial composer was born on January 27, 1756. The house is located in the Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s most attractive street with its high and narrow houses and romantic courtyards. Another highlight is Mirabell Palace & Gardens with its splendid gardens built by the Baroque master builder Lukas von Hildebrandt.

    The Trapp family and The Sound of Music is inseparably linked with Salzburg. Follow Maria's footsteps and explore the many locations in the city of Salzburg and the surrounding countryside. Panorama tours offers a bus tour, which takes you to all movie sites.

    Festival guests in the Hofstallgasse / Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg

    The Festival District, at the foot of Mönchsberg, with two famous festival halls and the Felsenreitschule, is a Baroque masterpiece designed by Fischer von Erlach in 1693. South of Salzburg’s old town is the popular Hellbrunn Castle with the world-famous 'Wasserspiele' containing many ingenious trick fountains and water-powered figures.

    Some 4,000 cultural events make Salzburg one Austria's most important cultural centres. The acclaimed Salzburger Festspiele, founded in 1920, is the high point in Salzburg’s culture calendar and includes concerts, opera, and theatre performances.

    St. Peter's Abbey, Europe's oldest restaurant, is located in the heart of Salzburg, and serves as a great starting point to walk up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg.

    For modern & contemporary art visit the Museum of Modern Art, located atop the Mönchsberg, enjoy coffee on the terrace of the restaurant, which offers amazing views of the old city of Salzburg.

    Salzburg Card

    Gain access to all of the city's major attractions and public transportations and purchase the Salzburg Card your hotel's reception desk, at the city's information offices, and at ticket offices. Now you will spend less time worrying, and more time enjoying Salzburg's amazing culture and history. For further information visit:

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