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Dipl.-Ing. Christian Stadler © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Dipl.-Ing. Christian Stadler © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Christian Stadler #austriantime

“The city of Salzburg is located in the heart of Europe and has an amazing setting, surrounded by a huge mountain range. Even the city center has many green spaces.”

Salzburg: culture hub in a green setting

When you see the hills, green pastures, and the forests around Salzburg you almost forget you are in one of the world’s most remarkable cultural centers.
Nestled in the Stadtberge city hills, Salzburg blends beautifully into the mountainous landscape. Few other places offer such a natural backdrop in its city center, and such a number of recreational areas alongside the cultural activities. This combination of nature and culture make Salzburg so unique. The Baroque gardens of the Mirabell and Hellbrunn Palaces are prime examples: a stroll through the world's oldest tree-lined avenue, the 17th-century Hellbrunn Avenue, connects you to history while surrounding you with beautiful nature.
 
Prefer something more active? Hike the Untersberg on the outskirts of the city, which is also accessible by cable car. Or walk up to the Mönchsberg Stadtalm to revel in the wonderful view of the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. Cyclists are well-catered-to, with an excellent network of cycle paths. Salzburg has been recognized several times as one of Austria's most bike-friendly cities. On very hot days, though, you will be drawn to the river - the locals have long found the banks of the Salzach river to be the perfect place for a picnic. Why not do as the Salzburgians do? Kick off your shoes and feel the grass under your feet. Formal attire is not required until your evening concert.
 

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  • Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • View of the Fortress © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner View of the Fortress © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner
  • Sea of flowers in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung Sea of flowers in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung
  • Hellbrunn Palace © Österreich Werbung Hellbrunn Palace © Österreich Werbung
  • View over Salzburg © Österreich Werbung View over Salzburg © Österreich Werbung
  • Panorama of the city © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner Panorama of the city © Österreich Werbung / Nina Baumgartner
  • Dipl.-Ing. Christian Stadler © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Dipl.-Ing. Christian Stadler © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Kapuzinerberg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Fürstentisch © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Fürstentisch © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Salzburg panorama © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburg panorama © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

“Hellbrunn palace is a place with a rich history, and has always been a lively spot - the palace grounds were created 400 years ago. I can't recommend it enough!”

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Stadler © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Dipl.-Ing. Christian Stadler © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Christian Stadler, Head Gardener of the city of Salzburg, #austriantime

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