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. Salzburg owes its fame to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Sound of Music and the Festival.

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.

Fortress in Salzburg
Fortress in Salzburg

At the foot of Mönchsberg you will find the so-called Festival District with the two famous festival halls 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.

Old Town, Salzburg
Old Town, Salzburg

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Adlerhof Salzburg, Austria
Altstadthotel Weisse Taube Salzburg, Austria
Amadeus Hotel Salzburg, Austria
B&B House Kernstock Salzburg, Austria
B.E.ST. Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Salzburg, Austria
Flair Hotel Markus Sittikus Salzburg, Austria
Geinberg Suites Salzburg, Austria
Haus Susanne Salzburg, Austria
Hotel Am Dom Salzburg, Austria
Hotel Astoria Salzburg Salzburg, Austria
Hotel Drei Kreuz Salzburg, Austria
Hotel Garni Johanneshof Salzburg, Austria
Hotel Lasserhof Salzburg, Austria
Hotel Lilienhof Salzburg, Austria
Hotel zur Post Salzburg, Austria
Kolpinghaus Salzburg Salzburg, Austria
Sallerhof Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg - Eduard Heinrich-Haus Salzburg, Austria
Strawberry Youth Hostel Salzburg Salzburg, Austria
Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg Salzburg, Austria
Youth & Family Guesthouse Salzburg Salzburg, Austria

The fortress inside, Salzburg
The fortress inside, Salzburg

(Source: Austrian National Tourist Office,