Travel guide - Salzburg

The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg is a city in Austria which is profoundly engraved with the marks of the classical tradition, which is expressed in its numerous music festivals. Nestling in the heart of the mountains, beside the river Salzach, the city presents a Baroque ensemble which will plunge the visitor into the past.

The Old Town of Salzburg was added to the Unesco World Heritage list in 1997 and its charming architecture - from Gothic to Baroque in style - offers a beautiful setting for romantic walks or solitary wanderings.
The Hohensalzburg Fortress and the cathedral of Salzburg are true architectural gems which makeup part of the city's identity.

Visiting Salzburg will immerse you in a whirlpool of classical music. Mozart Week, the Salzburg Biennial, the festivals at Pentecote and Easter, first held by Herbert von Karajan, punctuate the year with classical music concerts. But the city's cultural highlight remains the Salzburg Festival which takes place in summer and has helped make Salzburg's name internationally.
To learn more about Mozart, head for the house where Mozart was born and the house he lived in.

A splendidly Baroque city, Salzburg has cultivated a refined way of living which is expressed notably through its culinary specialities. Coffee is present in all its forms and should be enjoyed accompanied by an apple strudel or a Mozart tart… And to delve further into the local gastronomic traditions visit Salzburg during the Eat and Meet festival!

Have fun with friends in Salzburg, and enjoy jazz festivals such as Jazz and the City or the Autumn Jazz Festival which prove that Mozart's city is also pretty swinging!

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