The Stage of the World
Salzburg is rich in tradition, history and culture. The charming scenery and the city's cautiously preserved stately Baroque architecture, come together to create a distinctive appeal. Salzburg,famous for its impressive buildings and palaces, but also a home of the most celebrated music and arts festival in the world. Visit Salzburg's "Old City" a true baroque jewel,which is UNESCO World heritage area, full of plazas, courtyards, fountains, churches and open-air markets. The town of Salzburg is also a favourite shopping destination.
Get on the stage! Enjoy the City of Mozart in sound and vision.
Most monumental early-baroque building on this side of the alps. The original cathedral was built in 774 by St. Virgil (745-784).
St. Peter`s Abbey
Abbey and Benedictine monastery, founded around 700 by St. Rupert. Romanesque in substance, later redesigned in the Baroque style.
Main event location of Salzburg Festival. The so-called festival district is located at the foot of the Mönchsberg, right in the Old Town.
Built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, considerably enlarged by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach, largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe.
The charm is not only generated by the high, narrow houses tightly nestled together and the wrought iron guild signs, but also to the romantic passageways.
The square is dominated by the statue of Mozart by Ludwig Schwanthaler, ceremoniously unveiled on September 5, 1842 in the presence of Mozart's sons.
In Getreidegasse no. 9, is where the Leopold Mozart family lived from 1747 to 1773. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here on January 27, 1756.
The medieval bishops' residence was given today's magnificent early Baroque appearance at the end of the 16th century.
Hellbrunn - Palace
Hellbrunn Palace, built from 1612-1615, is one of the most beautiful examples of manneristic architecture north of the Alps and unique throughout Europe.