View of the city of Salzburg from above. In the foreground is a large church complex with three towers with domes, bordered by many multi-storey, light-coloured buildings. A wide river winds through the centre of the city. Mountains are visible on the horizon.
View of the city of Salzburg from above. In the foreground is a large church complex with three towers with domes, bordered by many multi-storey, light-coloured buildings. A wide river winds through the centre of the city. Mountains are visible on the horizon.

Salzburg – The World-Famous City of Mozart

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Published: 27 June 2024, 14:50

Salzburg is located in the heart of Austria, on the northern edge of the Alps, in what is known as the Salzburg Basin, a gently rolling landscape with many lakes. The Salzach flows through Austria’s fourth largest city. The city is also known as the “Rome of the North” because the ruling prince-bishops of Salzburg were so enamoured with the splendour of the Papal State of Rome that they transformed their city into a baroque gem.

The narrow streets of the old town and the extensive and magnificent squares are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Getreidegasse, one of the most famous streets, is lined with traditional craft shops, cute cafés and modern boutiques. Salzburg combines history, art and culture in a unique way and is worth visiting all year round. In winter, ski resorts such as Flachau and Obertauern attract slope enthusiasts. Those who prefer a cosy stroll can enjoy mulled wine and more at one of the many Christmas markets.

Numbers, data, facts

  • Time difference: none
  • Population: 158,040
  • Official language: German
  • Currency: EUR (Euro)

This is Salzburg

Things to do around Salzburg

In addition to the classic tourist attractions, Salzburg offers a variety of other excursion options that are both culturally and scenically thrilling as well as entertaining. Water and nature lovers should visit the marvellous Fuschlsee region or Lake Wolfgangsee – guaranteed wonderful hikes and relaxation opportunities. And if the weather is bad, you can visit the World of Ice Giants, which offers a breathtaking natural spectacle of ice formations. Mine fans will be in their elements at the Salzwelten salt mines and can learn more about the history of salt mining.

Salzburg’s surroundings

Salzburg from BER

Five travel tips for ...

1. The Salzburg open-air museum shows rural life in the region over the centuries.

2. The toy museum houses an impressive collection of historical toys.

3. The Hangar-7 Museum is home to spectacular and historic aeroplanes, helicopters and Formula 1 racing cars.

4. At Stiegl-Brauwelt, you can take part in a guided tour with tasting or learn more about beer in the brewery cinema.

5. Contemporary and modern art is exhibited at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg.

1. Original Salzburg Mozartkugel: famous marzipan praline with pistachios, covered in nougat and dark chocolate

2. Erdäpfelnidei: fried potato dumplings served with sauerkraut

3. Salzburg beer soup: hearty soup made from beer, bacon and flour

4. Bosna: two long, thin pork sausages in a long white baguette

5. Salzburger Nockerln (also known as Nüdei): sweet, pyramid-shaped soufflé

1. Enjoy dancing and jazz concerts at Club Jazzit

2. Enjoy a drink and some hearty food at Augustiner Bräu, Austria’s largest pub.

3. All guests are welcome at the City Beats Club

4. Bar Roque: stylish ambience for a relaxed dinner

5. Special tip: numerous concerts and festivals take place during the Salzburg Festival in summer

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