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Salzburg.

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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.

Salzburg, with a history dating back to the Neolithic period, stands as the fourth-largest city in Austria, following Vienna, Graz, and Linz. It serves as the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. The city’s roots trace back to 45 AD when it was established as a Roman settlement. During this period, new buildings were erected, influenced by the Italian Baroque style, particularly concentrated in the “Old Town.”

Today, the Old Town remains one of the best-preserved city centers in the German-speaking world, earning UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1997. Salzburg became part of the Austrian Empire in 1816.

 

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#2 High Tauern

Our article on the Hohe Tauern National Park, located in the Austrian Alps. All necessary tourist information. Transport.

#3 Visit Vienna

Our article about the city of Vienna. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Austria.

The best way to get around Salzburg is by foot.

ÖBB S-BahnLokalbahn – Railway and funicular to the fortress (FestungsBahn)

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BUS: Eurolines Austria / ÖBB postbus.at / InterCityBusFlixBus are one of the leading long-distance providers in Europe. RegioJet are a private Czech coach provider.

TRAIN: The railways are managed by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. Wien Hauptbahnhof (map) – is the main railway station in Vienna.

AIRPORT: Vienna International Airport (map), located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of the city center. City Airport Train – non-stop airport transfer to Vienna. + St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport.

FERRY: Riverboats on the Danube include connections with LinzBratislava and Budapest, but are slower and more expensive than other options.

SALZBURG – Stage of the World.

Salzburg is unique – in every regard. Anyone who has ever immersed themselves in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart can never escape it again.

Salzburg City has been a proud member of the UNESCO World Heritage List for over 20 years, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The city owes much of its elegance and uniqueness to its culture artistic legacy encountered around practically every corner. Renowned musical events do their part, too, including the world-famous Salzburg Festival as well as Mozart Week.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

In this section, you may find information on regulations for travelling and residing in Austria. ⇒ Federal Ministry of the Interior

ÖBB TRANSPORT.

The main passenger transport operator throughout Austria. These are not only trains, but also buses. + Special offers for tourists.

Visit Vienna.

Our article about the city of Vienna. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

Austrian National Library: This is the largest library in Austria and provides information on Austria’s cultural heritage, including exhibitions and events.

Vienna Unwrapped: This website provides information on cultural events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other activities taking place in Vienna and other Austrian cities throughout the year. The website is run by a local travel writer and is updated regularly with the latest information and insider tips.