Salzburg

Storybook Salzburg, The Meeting Point Between Northern and Southern Europe

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Population: 148,521 (2012)
Language: Austrian, German, English widely spoken
Currency: Euro

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Salzburg enjoys a unique setting in the north Alps, with renowned examples of Baroque architecture.


Situated beside the Salzach River, Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and is centrally located near the German (Bavarian) border. 

This meeting-point between northern and southern Europe is internationally renown for its musical heritage, which dates back to the medieval years. Salzburg is synonymous with 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the von Trapp Family, who were featured in the Oscar-winning 1965 movie The Sound of Music alongside some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

With its storybook spires, rolling green hills, and romantic gardens, the city is found in a unique setting with the north Alps as its backdrop. Salzburg houses one of the best-preserved city centers in the German-speaking world, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The Old Town of Salzburg, also called the historic center, attracts millions of visitors each year. Among its many attractions are the city’s cathedral, Salzburg Castle, Mozart Square, and Mirabell Palace. The Old Town’s plethora of churches, narrow lanes, small squares, and Baroque façades on both sides of the Salzach river are ideal for strolling and absorbing the city’s rich culture and history.

Beyond its rich history and breathtaking scenery lies a flourishing city with a world-class culinary scene, blossoming arts community, and vibrant concert halls and festivals that attract masses of classical music fans throughout the year. The annual Salzburg Festival is a prominent event for music and drama during the summer, starting in late July and lasting for five weeks.

The city also has three universities and a large population of students, adding liveliness and energy to the area.

Every winter, thousands of ski enthusiasts travel to Salzburg to explore its picturesque valleys and excellent skiing slopes. Some of the most famous include the Obertauern, Grossarl, and Gasteinertal, also known for its hot springs and modern spas.

Salzburg has a typical central European climate with hot summers (reaching up to 32C) and cold winters (dropping down to -15C). It is a pleasant destination to visit any time of the year, with visits peaking around July and August during the summer festival, and December with the Christmas markets.

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