Salzburg Town

The city of Salzburg, delightfully located on the shores of River Salzach, owes its fame to the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the musical "Sound of Music", and the Salzburg Festival.

Salzburg stands in a breathtaking setting and contains magnificent architectural treasures. The Baroque spires of the old town, with the Festung Hohen Salzburg (fortress) rising behind, are an unforgettable sight. The old town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Festung Hohensalzburg, the landmark of Salzburg, is Central Europe´s largest intact fortress and offers fantastic views of the city. The nearby vast Salzburg Dom is without doubt the main attraction of the old town. Inside there is the Romanesque font where Mozart was baptized.
Another highlight is Schloss Mirabell with its splendid gardens built by the baroque master builder Lukas von Hildebrandt.
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... the foot of Mönchsberg you will find the so-called Festival District with the two famous festival halls (architect: Clemens Holzmeister; 1956-1960) and the Felsenreitschule, a baroque masterpiece designed by Fischer von Erlach in 1693. South of the center of Salzburg´s old town is the popular Schloss Hellbrunn with the world-famous Wasserspiele section containing many ingenious trick fountains and water-powered figures.

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Arrival & Address

From the West/Munich: motorway A 8
From the East/Vienna: motorway A 1 (Westautobahn)
From the South: motorway A 10 (Tauernautobahn), toll road
across the Lungau region
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Salzburg main station (Hauptbahnhof),Südtiroler Platz 1, tel 0662/8887-0, fax 8887-1229
Train information: tel 1717
Junction for all north-south and east-west railway tracks. Eurocity and Intercity stop.
Airport Salzburg-Maxglan, A-Salzburg, Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95, tel fax 43 662 8580-110. Several flights a week to Dresden, Paris, London.
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Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
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5020 Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Stadt Province of Salzburg