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Visiting Salzburg

Since The Sound of Music was filmed here, thousands have returned to find the hills of Salzburg alive with music. Here you'll find not only the birthplace of Mozart, but also the church where he was baptized – Salzburg Cathedral – and the Mozart Residence, his only surviving apartments in the city. There's a host of other must-see sights in Salzburg, from the wasserspiele at the grand Hellbrunn Palace to the towering Hohensalzber Fortress. There's plenty of shopping along the historic Getreidgasse, not to mention the city's charming annual Christkindlmarkt, where you'll find a host of unique gifts perfect for Christmas.

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Since The Sound of Music was filmed here, thousands have returned to find the hills of Salzburg alive with music. Here you'll find not only the birthplace of Mozart, but also the church where he was baptized – Salzburg Cathedral – and the Mozart Residence, his only surviving apartments in the city. There's a host of other must-see sights in Salzburg, from the wasserspiele at the grand Hellbrunn Palace to the towering Hohensalzber Fortress. There's plenty of shopping along the historic Getreidgasse, not to mention the city's charming annual Christkindlmarkt, where you'll find a host of unique gifts perfect for Christmas.

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Stories and Tips Salzburg

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Salzburg Card

Written by missj1981 on 23 Aug, 2012

For two days it was this year during our summer holiday in Upper Bavaria to Austria, more precisely, to Salzburg. Since we wanted to see as much as possible during these two days, we opted for the Salzburg Card, which I would like to report…Read More


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Mozart - a Symbol of the City

Written by Zhebiton on 22 Jul, 2010

Located in a small valley between two hills Salzach Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria and listed as a World Cultural Heritage. History goes to the VII-VIII century, and his name he is obliged to large deposits of salt found in the district.…Read More


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Sound of Music Tour and Show

Written by Joy S on 06 Jul, 2010

Few people from Salzburg would admit to it publicly, but the Sound of Music and the trials and life of the von Trapp family has become a huge international draw for the city. The year after the release of the movie, international tourism to…Read More


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Hohensalzburg Fortress

Written by Joy S on 06 Jul, 2010

The Hohensalzburg fortress dominates the skyline of Salzburg. It is 900 years old and apparently the biggest and most fully preserved fortification in Europe. Built by Archbishop Gebhard in 1077, it served to protect the clergy and population.The fortress was the stronghold of…Read More


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Getreidegasse and Mozarts House

Written by Joy S on 05 Jul, 2010

The Getreidegasse is Salzburg's most famous shopping street. It has a unique atmosphere and is instantly recognisable from the tall houses bunched closely together on both sides and the traditional wrought iron signs that hang above the doors of the shops. The passages…Read More


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Hotel Altstadt Kasererbraeu

Written by Joy S on 04 Jul, 2010

The hotel has a great location - right in the centre of Salzburg's Altstadt, about 2 minutes walk from the cathedral. We found it quite easily and were able to park right outside whilst we unloaded our suitcases.The hotel has been family run for…Read More


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Hellbrunn Palace and Trick Fountains

Written by Joy S on 02 Jul, 2010

Just 10 minutes drive out of Salzburg, the square, yellow baroque palace of Schloss Hellbrunn was built as a summer retreat for the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg back in the 17th century. This was a very important job - Markus Sitticus was a good…Read More


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Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 30 Jun, 2010

* Summer is fantastic in Salzburg and can be very hot, but be prepared for sudden rainstorms. The rest of the year can be very pleasant too, as Salzburg sits at the edge of the mountains rather than in them. We visited at…Read More


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Overview and Highlights

Written by Joy S on 30 Jun, 2010

Salzburg, a baroque city on the banks of the Salzach River is one of the most beautiful cities, not only in Austria, but in Europe as a whole. It is a mass of churches and tiny streets with the magnificient Hohensalzburg Fortress looming over…Read More


Land Salzburg

Written by Wasatch on 02 Jul, 2008

Land Salzburg (the Austrian State of Salzburg) is a name best understood with a little history. Way back when, salt was a very precious commodity and salt mines were its source. Salt deposits were not everywhere, so easy transportation from mine…Read More


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