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Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart
Salzburg is one of the most important cities in Austria, located on the banks of the Salzach River at the northern boundary of the Austrian Alps. The baroque city, surrounded by mountains, has a historical old town which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and the great conductor Herbert von Karajan.
Take the comfortable Railjet train from the Vienna Westbahnhof station and re ach Salzburg (2h20 trip). Take a walk to the Museum of Modern Art to enjoy splendid views of the city. Continue to the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which is perched majestically on the hills of Monschberg. It is the largest and best preserved castle in central Europe.
In the morning of the 2nd day, visit the baroque Palace of Hellbrunn (take bus 25) and enjoy its original water games and the unique trick fountains in the park. Continuing a few more stops with the bus, you will reach the Untersberg mountain, where you can take a funicular ride to the top.
Salzburg being the quintessential Austrian city of beer, we recommend a visit to the Stieglbrau factory. The city has many breweries offering its own beer, with beautiful gardens to eat in a relaxed atmosphere.
Spend the afternoon following the route of the giant modern sculptures that are part of the city. One of the most spectacular is the golden sphere in the square Kapitelplatz. Across the river, taking the Linzerstrasse, you will arrive via a passage to the Capuchin Abbey located on the Kapuzinerberg mountain.
Salzburg is also the world’s centre for music. Coming in the summer months you can attend an opera or concert at the coveted Salzburg Festival, and in late October you can enjoy the Jazz Festival.
Try the most famous dessert in town, the Salzburger Nockerl (a frothy soufflé), and you should not resist the traditional pastry of the Cafe Tomaselli. To end the evening you can attend a performance with classical music at the popular and charismatic puppet theatre.
Visit the market in the University Square, where you can try local products such as Kaspressknödel (bread dumpling filled with cheese) or any of their delicious cheeses. Through a narrow passage you reach the Getreidegasse, along which you will find beautiful courtyards. Lose yourself in streets like Judengasse, Goldgasse, Steingasse and great squares like Mozart square, Alter Markt and the Residence.
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.
Getting to and from Salzburg
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Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Salzburg can be found.
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