Salzburg – literally “Salt Fortress”. The town is on the site of the Roman settlement of Iuvavum. The fortress of Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, dates from the 11th century. The historic center (Altstadt, map) was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
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Hohensalzburg Fortress (map): The fortress is the city’s most recognizable landmark and offers stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside.
Mirabell Palace and Gardens (map): This beautiful palace and garden complex is a must-visit for anyone interested in history, architecture, and landscaping.
Mozart’s Birthplace (map): The birthplace of famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is located in the heart of the old town and now houses a museum dedicated to his life and work.
Salzburg Cathedral (map): This impressive Baroque cathedral is located in the heart of the old town and is home to many beautiful works of art.
Hellbrunn Palace and Trick Fountains (map): This magnificent palace and its famous trick fountains are a popular attraction for visitors to Salzburg.
Salzburg Museum (map): The Salzburg Museum offers visitors a fascinating look at the history and culture of Salzburg and the surrounding region.
Getreidegasse (map): This picturesque street in the heart of the old town is home to many shops, restaurants, and historic buildings.
St. Peter’s Abbey (map): This historic abbey is one of the oldest monasteries in Austria and is home to many beautiful works of art and architecture.
Alter Markt Square (map). Various shops in this area are quite old and impressive. For instance have a look at the interior of the pharmacy called Fürsterzbischöfliche Apotheke.
The Untersberg (map). The mountain is perennially popular with tourists due to its proximity to the city of Salzburg, less than 16 km (10 mi) to the north of the mountain and within easy reach by bus.