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Go for baroque with the sounds of Mozart

Go for baroque with the sounds of Mozart

In Salzburg, you can climb every mountain, ski down the rest and still have time to wile away the hours at a cozy beer garden.

Considered the cultural gem of Austria, this beautiful Baroque and Medieval town is in the center of the picturesque mountains and lakes of western Austria ; allowing travelers to partake in many of their favorite things. Sensing a theme ? You may find raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens in this birthplace of “The sound of music.” And take advantage of the convenient Salzburg Card and enjoy free admission to over 30 museums along with free access to Salzburg’s public transportation network.

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You’ll arrive into the 150-year old train station and do-re-mi over to the Mozart Bridge. Amadeus, Salzburg’s most famous and favorite son. His birthplace ? A 3-bedroom apartment on Getreidegasse Lane, which his parents rented from a wealthy merchant.

A child prodigy, he toured Europe to spectacular crowds. Yet he felt stifled during the years he spent as an organist for the Archbishops of Salzburg. He finally quit his palace job and fled to Vienna where he died in poverty at the age of 35. One would think that his desire to leave Salzburg would make locals not appreciate their native son. On the contrary. His memory lives on here with a musical foundation, museums and the city’s most famous square, the Mozartplatz.

In Salzburg, the hills may be alive with the sound of music, but the best seats for enjoying classical music may be at the Salzburg Festival which has drawn crowds of culture lovers for almost 100 years. You’ll hear an array of arias including those by Mozart.

Austria has other sweet treats up its landlocked sleeve. In a little over an hour from Salzburg lies Linz directly on the Danube River. This city of nearly 200,000 used to play second fiddle to the other cultural centers of Austria. But over the last few decades, the city has created a new image. Somewhere in between cold, hard metal and a fresh-from-the-oven Linzer Tart dusted with powdered sugar.

Want to climb every mountain ? Take to Tyrol and be in Innsbruck in less than two hours, roaming Medieval lanes and touring Habsburg palaces. This internationally renowned sports center hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976.

When you’ve got a Eurail Austria Pass, you can easily cover an entire country in a short amount of time. Or even skip on over to another country. Say, “So long, farewell” to Salzburg and head straight for a direct connection to Munich, Budapest, Zagreb, or even Zurich. Now “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” can refer to stamps in your passport.

Taste the Kleiner Brauner, Melange or Einspänner, which are coffee specialities in Salzburg. Accompany them with cake or pastries such as a piece of Sacher Torte chocolate cake, apple strudel or a Salzburger Nockerl soufflé.

Have a walk through Salzburg’s famous streets and window-shopping in the historic city
center, Austria’s most beautiful shopping centre featuring the latest fashions, traditional costumes or sweet souvenirs. Salzburg will leave no wish unfulfilled.

Salzburg Tourist Office
5020 Salzburg, Auerspergstrasse 6, Austria
Tel : +43 662 88987 0

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Salzburg station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Salzburg.

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