About Salzburg, Austria

About Salzburg

Located in the centre of the country, Salzburg is Austria's fourth largest city. It's an extremely picturesque city, surrounded as it is by mountains. Salzburg's old town is a shining example of baroque architecture and is so well-preserved that it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Straddling the river Salzach, this city has a long history. Even though Salzburg was founded by Saint Rupert in the 700s, there is evidence of settlements in the area dating all the way back to Neolithic times.

Nowadays, Salzburg combines this rich history with a vibrant nightlife and a large number of annual festivals, making the city a really popular destination among tourists.

Scattered throughout the city on both side of the river, you'll find a lot of different attractions from Mozart's birthplace to Mirabell Gardens, where some scenes from 'The Sound of Music' were filmed. Taking a short trip up to Mönchsberg, which overlooks the city, you'll find the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Museum of Modern Art.

From classical music to club nights, Salzburg's varied nightlife provides something to suit every taste. There are a huge number of restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs across the city.

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