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Overview of Salzburg with Mountain Backdrop at Sunset
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Landscaped Gardens in Front of Palace in Salzburg
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Salzburg Travel Guide

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European History
Historic Landmarks

Nestled into the Austrian Alps and near the German border, the city of Salzburg may be small, but it has plenty to offer both tourists and locals. Strolling through Salzburg's Altstadt (Old Town), a UNESCO World Heritage site, will transport you back in time about 250 years, as it looks almost the same as it did when Mozart still walked these charming streets. The Baroque buildings topped with magnificent domes and spires will inspire you, and the Salzach River will calm you.

Famous for being the birthplace of Mozart and the picturesque filming location of The Sound of Music, Salzburg offers incredible views everywhere you look. Climb up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress for a panoramic photo op of the city. Stroll through Altstadt and Neustadt (New Town) and marvel at the intricate architecture hidden around every corner. Visiting the historical and artistic monuments are a meaningful way to take in the city's cultural heritage. Check out Mozart's birthplace, for example, or visit the famed concert halls. You'll also find locals relaxing in landscaped parks or enjoying a fine meal outside. 

Salzburger Festspiele brings Salzburg to life each summer, attracting people from around the globe to enjoy numerous creative exhibitions. Along with the Vienna Philharmonic, the festival features droves of classical musicians and theater performances for locals and visitors to enjoy. If you're not there during Salzburg's biggest festival, the city also hosts about 4000 artistic and cultural events throughout the year, so there's always something new to experience. 

Salzburg is a place of fairytales and legends, history and culture, natural beauty and magnificent architecture. To visit this city is to experience the backdrop of some of the greatest art and culture the world has ever known, so take full advantage of everything Salzburg has to offer. 

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Must See Attractions in Salzburg
Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg Skyline
Hohensalzburg Fortress
Castles & Chateaux
Fountain in the Center of Old town Salzburg with Grey Skies
Old Town
Landscaped Gardens in Front of Mirabell Palace in Salzburg
Mirabell Palace & Gardens
Parks & Gardens
Yellow Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg Italy
Hellbrunn Palace
Castles & Chateaux
Mönchsberg Mountains Overlooking Salzburg
The Mönchsberg
Natural Beauty
Optional Day Trips from Salzburg
Snowcapped Untersberg in Salzurg Austria
Natural Beauty
Königssee Lake with Mountain Backdrop in Salzburg
Königssee Lake
Natural Beauty
Pastel Houses in Town of Hallstatt Overlooking Lake
Natural Beauty
Lake and Mountains in Berchtesgaden Austria
Natural Beauty
Eagles Nest Peak Overlooking Mountainscape
Eagles Nest
The Great War & WWII
Hohenwerfen Castle Overlooking Salzburg
Hohenwerfen Castle & Ice Caves
Castles & Chateaux
Gazebo Overlooking Salzkammergut Lake with Mountain Backdrop
Salzkammergut Lake District
Natural Beauty

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