With a population of about 150,000 people, Salzburg is known for its bustling streets and beautiful landscapes. The fourth largest city in Austria, Salzburg has the convenience of a large city, a rich history, and all of the quaint details to make you feel right at home. Originally known as the birthplace of Mozart and later made famous by the filming of the Sound of Music, Salzburg has continually attracted all types of visitors. Tourism is a major industry within the city, and at peak times the tourists outnumber the locals. With an abundance of cultural offerings, be sure to check out the city’s fabulous art galleries and countless concert halls. Soak in the city at the Café Tomaselli, the oldest café in Austria, and be sure to try the Mozartkugel, a popular Salzburg souvenir. The distinctive combination of marzipan and chocolate will melt in your mouth.
Some sights too good to miss:
- Birthplace of Mozart
- Hohensalzburg Fortress
- Salzburg Cathedral
- Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
- Salzburg Museum
- Museum of Modern Art Mönchsberg
- Salzburg Zoo
Be sure to purchase the “Salzburg Card” to visit several sites and landmarks and use public transport at discounted rates.
For more information please view the official tourism site of Salzburg at: http://www.salzburg.info/en/