Salzburg – Holidays in the “Rome of the North”The Baroque old town, UNESCO world heritage since 1997, the Salzburger Festival, the society event in Austria and the Maison de Plaissance Hellbrunn, with its unique water play: discover the culture in Central Europe when on holidays in the city of Salzburg. Other highlights on a city trip in Salzburg are a visit to Mozart’s birth house and residence, Hohensalzburg Castle and the museum of modern art at Mönchsberg. Great outings for families are for example the Salzburg Zoo and the “Haus der Natur” nature museum. In winter, cozy lights, the scent of cinnamon and almonds in the city of Mozart await you: The many Christmas Markets in Salzburg and the Salzburg Advent Singing ensure memorable moments for guests.
Holidays in Austria’s Cultural CapitalSince 1 January 1997 the old town of Salzburg has a very special title: On that day, the Baroque old town of Salzburg was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. If you stand in front of the Salzburg Cathedral or the Mirabell Castle you will be amazed: These Baroque buildings and squares with opulent details invite you to a fascinating journey on the traces of prince-archbishops. The other sights in the old town, such as the Holy Trinity Church, the old and new residence, Klessheim Castle, the Royal Square and the Cathedral Square can all be reached on foot.
Especially during a summer holiday in the city of Salzburg, you should not miss a visit to Hellbrunn Castle – this architectonical treasure at the edge of the city fascinates guests with its huge park and the water play – a nice refreshment on hot days. A society highlight in summer is the Salzburg Festival, which takes place in July and August – the festival is traditionally opened with “Everyman”.