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Salzburg Travel Guide, Austria

Overview of Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is a spectacular city of central Austria and is the fourth largest of the cities. It is actually the capital for federal state Salzburg. The city is known greatly for the spectacular Alpine setting and thereby receives great number of tourist all over the year in vacations.

Geography of Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg lies on the very banks of Salzach River towards the north boundary of Alps. The very mountains that lie southwards of Salzburg contrast well with Rolling Stones of the north. Untersberg the closet peak of the Alps is nearby from the center of the city. The “old town” or the Altstadt is greatly dominated by churches and its amazing baroque towers along with the huge Festung Hohensalzburg. The area is seen to be surrounded by 2 smaller mountains, the Kapunzinerberg and the Monchsberg.

Transportation in Salzburg, Austria

The Salzburg city is well serviced by great rail connections. The east- west trains service is very frequent and services Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Innsbruck including the daily high speed ICE services. This city also is a major hub for the sound bound trains via the Alp Mountains into Italy. The Salzburg Airport sees scheduled flights for reaching European cities like the Vienna, London, Frankfurt and Zurich along with Dublin, Hamburg and Charleroi. There are quite many charter flights running as well. The city also has a bus system and a great trolleybus system tat runs every ten minutes.

Culture of Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is one place that is known to have an exquisite cultural tradition which extends well in to the far past. Being the very place of birth for the world renowned Mozart, the annual Salzburg festival successfully draws incredible numbers of people from all over the world to listen to some of the most awesome and enthralling music pieces. Also, as the famous movie, The Sound of Music was also set here; people love to visit it all the more to experience its rustic and beautiful culture and heritage.

Festivals of Salzburg, Austria

It has been for almost 100 years, that Salzburg hosts the world popular Salzburg festival. This festival features great concerts, operas, theatre plays along with incredible performances in different venues all over the city. Founded by great Max Reinhardt, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hoffmanstal in the year of 1920, this event occurs in July- August. A smaller version of the Salzburg festival takes place when it is Easter time.

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  • WazlingWhy go to Salzburg
    review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    Salzburg is a really nice city, historically and because of the sights. First thing probably everybody knows, it's the birthplace of Mozart, the famous composer. Because of that fact it's also the place where you can find the sweets 'Mozart Kugeln'. The things you should look at are the castle...
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  • zsoldicsaBrüderlein fein
    travel tip by zsoldicsa posted more then 30 days ago
    It's the best place in Salzburg if you want to taste traditional Austrian food. It is not expensive, but is one of the best restaurants in the city. It is also a small place so it might happen that you don't find seats, so either make...
  • WazlingCastle Hohensalzburg
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you are at Salzburg, there´s not only the fact interesting that Mozart was born there. Also the medieval castle Hohensalzburg, built in 1077, is really worth to see. The outer facilities can be watched by yourself, for the inner...
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