Salzburg

Birthplace of Mozart

The best of Salzburg

  • Salzburger Dom - the city′s cathedral
  • Mozarts Geburtshaus – the composer's birthplace
  • Mozart Square - the heart of Salzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace - park and trick fountains

SALZBURG – “Birthplace of Mozart”

Salzburg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has been carefully preserved over the centuries. The Salzach River runs through the city, dividing it into the Old Town on the left bank and the New Town on the right. The name Salzburg means “Salt Castle”, and refers to the barges that once carried salt on the river. The city is surrounded by spectacular landscape, lakes, Alpine foothills and mountain peaks. 

The palaces, churches, squares and fountains of Salzburg reflect 2,000 years of history, and the love of splendour of the once-powerful archbishops who ruled the city. Salzburg’s most striking landmark is the Fortress Hohensalzburg, a medieval castle which has towered over the rooftops of the Old Town for 900 years. Another important monument is the Hellbrunn Palace, located at the gateway to the city. Within its grounds, you will find superbly landscaped gardens, the world-famous “trick fountains”, the Salzburg Zoo, and stunning views over the city. 

Salzburg is known worldwide as the city of Mozart. In fact, much of the town still looks the same as it did in Mozart’s day.

Salzburg is known worldwide as the city of Mozart. In fact, much of the town still looks the same as it did in Mozart’s day. The house where the famous composer was born and another where his family lived have been turned into museums. The Mozarteum University is named after Mozart, as is the city's major symphony orchestra and the Mozarteum Foundation, which is responsible for the most extensive research that has ever been carried out on any composer.

For those seeking leisure and relaxation, a boat trip along the river Salzach is the perfect choice, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent views of the city and its surroundings.