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Salzburg, the formidable white city

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Nestled in scenic alpine landscape, Salzburg is renowned for its cultural heritage. In this article, we provide you some of the many things to see and do in this enriching place.

The Old Town is not only one of the most picturesque and well-preserved in all of Europe but also sits at the heart of many of Salzburg's main attractions, making it the perfect starting point for any visit.

The largest complete fortress in Europe, the Hohensalzburg Castle is a symbol of the city and an epicentre of much of its long and varied history.

Originally founded by St Rupert, there has been a cathedral on the site of the Salzburg Cathedral for over 1000 years. Mozart was baptised in the present structure, a striking example of the baroque style.

Formerly the residence and political statement of the ruling Archbishops, this Italian baroque-style palace, Salzburg Residenz, is now home to a lavish museum of the city's past. It makes Salzburg, the formidable white city that it is.

Visitors can receive a guided tour through the childhood home of Austria's most famous son, Mozart. Objects of interest include family letters and his childhood violin.

Fans of The Sound of Music will have the chance to re-enact their favourite scenes at the numerous filming locations in Salzburg, the formidable white city. Dedicated tours are also available.

Located in the New Residence on Mozart Square, the Salzburg Museum is the chief museum to the city's cultural heritage.

Making for a refreshing change from the city's famous baroque buildings, Hangar-7 offers the opportunity to survey a variety of historical vehicles and eat at a Michelin starred restaurant.

Once performed in by the Mozart family; this historical building, the Mirabell Palace today houses the offices of Salzburg's mayor and council.

Make the most of your summer visit by attending the Salzburg Festival, which puts Mozart centre-stage and attracts some of the world's most distinguished performers.

City: Salzburg
Country: Austria
By: By
Published on 29-Dec-2015
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