High-quality souvenirs and gift items with a touch of history. It was the prince-archbishops who fashioned the City of Mozart and we have to thank for the unique appearance of this magnificent city.
Where would Salzburg be without “The Sound of Music“? There is hardly any other film that has so motivated tourists throughout the world to put an Austrian city on their travel agenda. But not just Julie Andrews, but also Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz and Nicolas Cage have played against the elegant backgrounds provided by Salzburg. And there was the time that “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” in the run-up to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Austria became a hit in Salzburg’s Festival Hall.
Prince Archbishop Paris Lodron: “Pater Patriae” – founder of the university and a stern ruler. Averting involvement in Thirty Years’ War
On the trail of the grimmer chapters of the city’s history: a scary stroll though the medieval alleyways. Discover witch trials, torture, hangmen, executions and their settings.
Prince Archbishop Marcus Sitticus: A restless prince-archbishop who loved pomp. Constructor of the Cathedral, Hellbrunn palace and other important buildings.
Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich: A cultured but choleric ruler. Constructor of Mirabell castle and other important buildings.
Free spirit, child prodigy, restless traveler: the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are connected with Salzburg. But he wasn’t too lucky in this country.
It was back in 1920. The First World War had left in its wake a country in ruins, a population near destitution and an abundance of suffering. Remarkably, it was on these dire foundations that something took root that has become an intrinsic part of Salzburg and has since in the 100 years of its history lost none of its appeal – the Salzburg Festival.
There’s a wide range of unique destinations in Salzburg and most of them can be reached by bus and train. A public transport network with 2,500 train stations and bus stops in the city and province of Salzburg! Busses and trains cover distances of almost 80,000 kilometres every day.
A better place is hardly to find for taking a city stroll. This city knows how to charm its visitors. The SALZBURG GUIDE – SHOPPING.EATING.ART is a practical guide for exploring the city. You can shop to your heart‘s content, paste the time in beautiful and comfy cafes, eat deliciously in restaurants, or visit popular museums.