Salzburg - Province of Salzburg

City of Sound of Music

Salzburg owes its fame to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Sound of Music and the Festival Salzburg stands in a breathtaking setting and contains magnificent architectural treasures. The Baroque spires of the old town, with the Festung Hohen Salzburg (fortress) rising behind, are an unforgettable sight. The old town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Festung Hohensalzburg, the landmark of Salzburg, is Central Europe´s largest intact fortress and offers fantastic views of the city. The nearby vast Salzburg Dom is without doubt the main attraction of the old town. Inside there is the Romanesque font where Mozart was baptized.

Another highlight is Schloss Mirabell with its splendid gardens built by the baroque master builder Lukas von Hildebrandt. At the foot of Mönchsberg you will find the so-called Festival District with the two famous festival halls (architect: Clemens Holzmeister; 1956-1960) and the Felsenreitschule, a baroque masterpiece designed by Fischer von Erlach in 1693. South of the center of Salzburg´s old town is the popular Schloss Hellbrunn with the world-famous Wasserspiele section containing many ingenious trick fountains and water-powered figures.

The Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress was originally constructed in 1077, but the building work was only completed in the 17th century. The Fortress is Salzbug´s landmark and also the largest citadel in Central Europe to have completely survived.

Mozart's Birthplace

In this house Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756. Today it houses the Mozart Museum with its marvellous collections.Salzburger DomFollowing the destruction of the medieval cathedral by fire in 1598, the reconstruction was begun to plans by the architect Santino Solari in the early Baroque style with Roman architectural themes. The consecration took place in 1628.

Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.

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