Salzburg

Salzburg - Overview

Salzburg

Salzburg, with around 150,000 residents, has plenty to offer visitors. The well known Salzburger Festspiele with theatre and music on offer takes place every year. The Mozart city (the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born can be found by well informed visitors in the Getreidegasse) has something for every taste.

The baroque Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral and Cathedral Square are worth seeing. The cathedral originates from the first half of the 17th century and is the first baroque church north of the Alps. The Benedictine convent, Nonnberg, is the oldest nunnery in the German speaking region.

Fans of nature enjoy the Hellbrunn Schlosspark

Anyone who loves nature certainly comes into their own here. One attraction is the park of Hellbrunn castle, a beautiful renaissance park, which is definitely worth a visit. There are plenty of theatres and museums and anyone who prefers to go shopping can do so in the old town or in Europark Taxham. This mall was awarded the ICSC prize as the best shopping centre in the world in 2007.