Welcome to Salzburg, the capital city of the state of Salzburg, and one of the largest cities in Austria.
To tour Salzburg is to walk through a place steeped in history. Once a Roman town, Salzburg became prominent in the Middle Ages, when Archbishop Gebhard established his fortress, Hohensalzburg Castle, atop a hill in the city. The castle, one of the largest in Europe, is still intact, and open for tours. The castle is located inside Old Town, and no Salzburg sightseeing is complete without additional visits to the many ancient buildings throughout the area. Take in the stunning examples of medieval and later baroque architecture, or pay a visit to the many churches that have sprung up over the centuries.
While you’re in Salzburg, get to know the story behind one of its most prominent residents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A reproduction of the famous musician’s home is located in the city, and includes a museum dedicated to the Mozart family, as well as a number of instruments.
Round out a day with a relaxing stroll along the Salzach River, which runs through the city. Many restaurants and wine bars are located along the river as well, providing a number of places to eat, drink, and dance the night away.
Visit our Salzburg travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!
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