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Salzburg, located in the heart of Europe, is the capital of the province of the same name and is the fourth biggest city in Austria. The northwestern part of the city borders the free state Bavaria in the Federal Republic of Germany.


Salzburg is famous for its marvelous historical city center and the cultural activities. Salzburg's cityscape and numerous historic monuments prompted UNESCO to list the Old City as a World Heritage Site in 1997. W. A. Mozart adored Salzburg and many joined him in his love for the "many-towered city." The beautiful and smallest world city nevertheless has a cosmopolitan format. In Salzburg the magnificent past blends with the charm of an active present. The densely packed church towers between the city mountains reflect the affluence of the former prince archbishops. The lofty fortress looms defiantly above the streets and squares. A city that has not lost any of its fascination and magnetism.


The atmosphere in Salzburg is pervaded by beauty, theater and art, and not without reason Salzburg is called "The Stage of the World." To the city's international renown, the Salzburg Festival contributed significantly. Hugo von Hofmannsthal's Everyman has been an essential element of the Festival since 1920 and is performed every year on Cathedral Square. Not less has Salzburg's most famous son, W. A. Mozart, undeniably left his mark on the city: his birthplace in Getreidegasse, his residence on Markart square and his music. Besides the cultural experience Salzburg is enriched by a multitude of museums, galleries, sculptures and exhibitions.

Fortress Hohensalzburg


Concert Salzburg Residence


The city's well-known attractions contributed to its worldwide renown. In addition to the attractions mentioned above, those are:

• Mirabell Palace
• Hohensalzburg Fortress
• Salzburg Cathedral
• Salzburg Residence
• Franciscan Church
• Church of the Holy Trinity
• Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
• Leopoldskron Palace
• St. Peter's Church and monastery
• Museum of Modern Art

Official website of the city