visit in Salzburg, the Mozart–city is always
a special experience. The beautiful town at the
river Salzach connects a magnificent past with a lively
present. You meet the heritage of Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart and mighty archbishops in Salzburg. The whole
ancient town with its unique harmony had been declared
as Cultural Heritage of the World in 1997.
Salzburg lies in the western part of Austria,
near the border to Germany, Bavaria. It has 146,000 inhabitants
and almost 7 million visitors every year.
The town has
excellent traffic connections. The Salzburg airport W.A.
Mozart is only 5 km from the city and has its own highway
exit. Austrian airlines offers flights from and to the
most important european destinations.
information by Salzburg Airport Services:Telefon +43/(0)662/8580-251.
possibility for reaching Salzburg is per train. The main
railway station is located in the city.Informations about
bus and train-connections you get here:
about Salzburg hotels and hotels in Salzburg and round
the town give the following tourist information centers:
to 450 BC
winning of salt and the trade with the “white
gold” let develop a settlement.
romans called it “Juvavum”.
Ruppert came to Salzburg,founded a monastery and
began to build the Peterskirche.
Barbarossa let the town burn down. It was rebuilt,
the fantastic dome was built and a growing of arts
city walls were built, the region developed under
the prince-archbishops. The bourgoisie became rich
by trade with far countries and supported the growing
of fine arts.
Amadeus Mozart was born in his family’s house
in Getreidegasse 9
independence of Salzburg found an end in the Napoleonic
Wars and became a part of Austria
first Salzburg Festival took place with the drama “Jedermann”
world famous conductor Herbert von Karajan founded
the Salzburg Easter Festival
ancient town of Salzburg is placed on UNESCO's
list of the world's cultural heritage sites.
walk through Salzburg’s
old alleys, a visit to Mozart’s birthplace
and Mozart’s home,
a view from the flowering Mirabellgarden up
to the Hohensalzburg fortress, listening to
wonderful music-this means a festival for
best starting point for a sightseeing tour by foot is
the Residenzplatz directly in front of the palace and
its three courts of the former archbishops. The main
attraction of the 180 halls are the splendour rooms.
Wonderful wall paintings and stucco from famous artists
can be admired.
on to the cathedral with its mighty dome and the twin
tower front built from 1614 to 1628. It was the first
baroque church north the alps. Precious objects, cathedral
treasure and artificial objects are displayed
in the cathedral museum.
Hohensalzburg fortress is the biggest completely preserved
middle-age castle in Europe. Standing on the terrace
you enjoy a breathtaking view over the landscape.The
highlight inside the fortress is the golden
room with a Majolika oven and the golden hall.
from the fortress hill you find the festival
district. In the seventeenth century the stables
and the riding schools for the archbishops
horses were built here. After the second world
war and in the fifties were build the small
and the large festival hall. These are the
central stages for the performances of the
Salzburg festivals inJuly and August.
the Getreidegasse is one of the most popular place
in Salzburg. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
birthplace. On January, 27 1756 he was born
here. The house can be visited and is equipped
as a museum mit portraits and original instruments
of the important artist.
Mozart you find everything and every souvenir you ever
desired in Salzburg. A delicious,
world famous sweet, the original Mozartkugel was created
here. It is the classic gift
from Austria made of pistache-marzipan, chocolate nut
cream covered with dark chocolate.
Mirabell with a wonderful garden is a place where you
can relax and listen to a concert in the
famous marble hall.
Hellbrunn was built for archbishop Markus Sittikus from
1612 to 1615. With its fantastic sculptures, the amphitheatre
and the fountains it served to the bishop’s
amusement. Not to forget the zoo Hellbrunn
with over 400 aminals.
is famous all over the world for the festivals with dramas,
operas and Mozart’s
opus.But there are also
other interessting events and locations to visit.
Tel.: +43/662/85 44 55
+43/662/85 44 55-222
world of beer. This is
an adventure brewery with beer-tasting and guided tours
through the brewery.
excellent restaurant offer the typical austrian specialities.
Salzburger Nockerl is a sweet meal
made of eggs and vanilla sugar-a light delicious soufflée.
Kaiserschmarrn or Palatschinken,
also typical sweet meals can be tasted, a cool fresh
beer or ham of the Salzburg region, there are so
many things to discover
in and around Salzburg Austria.