Best known as the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for The Sound of Music, the picturesque Alpine city of Salzburg, Austria will delight culture vultures, history buffs, and music fans alike. With its charming UNESCO World Heritage Site designated city center and beautiful outlying scenery, Salzburg offers something for everyone.
There is so much to see and do in Salzburg that it can be difficult for visitors to know where to start. A variety of city tours are available that will teach tourists the history of this amazing city while visiting all the most important sites. Visitors will want see the baroque palace of Mirabell and its impressive gardens, visit the imposing Hohensalzburg Castle, and beware the trick fountains at Schloss Hellbron. Trips to outlying areas such as the Salt Mines or Christmas Markets cannot be missed.
With over 4,000 cultural events taking place each year, Salzburg is one of the most recognized cities of culture. Music fans can learn about Mozart's history through tours of his childhood home and enjoy a gourmet meal and Mozart concert at the Stiftskeller. Movie buffs of all ages will want to take a tour dedicated to the beloved classic, The Sound of Music and travel to the countryside to see sites such as Leopoldskron Palace, Nonnberg Abbey, and Mondsee Cathedral.