Salzburg in Salzkammergut
Salzburg, the capital of the province of the same name, is thanks to its ideal geographic location an intersection of old European trade routes. It can be easily reached by train, car or airplane from all directions.
The city of Mozart
The town has 150,000 inhabitants and is domicile of numerous secular and spiritual authorities. It is also a university town. Salzburg is famous for its incomparable magical architecture, the sheer beauty of its surroundings and the lucky fate of being the birth town of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756).
The annual summer festival from the end of July to August makes Salzburg the centre of the cultural world.
The cultural highlights are no longer limited to the summer time. The Mozart Week in January, the Easter Festival and Whitsun Concerts, the events of “Szene Salzburg”, the Salzburg Culture Days in fall, the Advent Singing in Salzburg, castle concerts and the Marionette Theatre provide a varied cultural program all through the year.
The Landestheater and the Kammerspiele theatre, various private theatres, concerts of the Salzburg Cultural Association and the Mozarteum Foundation, all kinds of museums, private and public galleries and traditional events complete the varied program.
Salzburg is not only a cultural town but also a world-famous congress town, as well as a centre for important trade fairs and exhibitions!
Winter time in Salzburg is especially attractive. When most of the summer tourists leave town and “Jedermann” calls at Domplatz square die away then Salzburg gets back its identity and spreads its grace and charm again. Not it’s the time for the bon vivants that come to enjoy the peaceful magic of the town in winter, when a crystal-clear sky arches over the towers, domes and roofs of the “Rome of the North”. Then is the time for strolling along the embankment of the Salzach River, watching the gulls and walking across the wide and majestic squares.
Your gaze might wander to the white-glimmering mountains surrounding the town that are like peaceful islands amidst the hustle and bustle of the town. They offer recreation all through the year. The town of Salzburg is not only beautiful but also green! Guests can pick their choice from low-priced hotels, pensions, guesthouses in the historic towncentre or in the green outskirts. Hardly a town of comparable size has such a well-groomed network of walking, cycling and hiking trails leading through picturesque parks and gardens and along the shores of the Salzach River!
In 1997 the town of Salzburg obtained a special honour. The entire old town of Salzburg and Schloss Hellbrunn and its world-famous fountains were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list of monuments worthy of protection.
This nomination is not only an honour but also an obligation. It confirms the Mozart town’s fruitful preservation politics that have been applied for decades!