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Salzburg

Salzburg is an outstanding example of an ecclesiastical city-state, peculiar to the Holy Roman Empire, from Prussia to Italy. Most disappeared as political and administrative units in the early 19th century and adopted alternative trajectories of development. No other example of this type of political organism has survived so completely, preserving its urban fabric and individual buildings to such a remarkable degree as Salzburg.

Salzburg is the point where the Italian and German cultures met and which played a crucial role in the exchanges between these two cultures. The result is a Baroque town that has emerged intact from history, and exceptional material testimony of a particular culture and period. The center of Salzburg owes much of its Baroque appearance to the Italian architects Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santino Solari.

The Salzburg skyline, against a backdrop of mountains, is characterized by its profusion of spires and domes, dominated by the fortress of HohenSalzburg. It contains a number of buildings, both secular and ecclesiastical, of very high quality from periods ranging from the late Middle Ages to the 20th Century. There is a clear separation, visible on the ground and on the map, between the lands of the Prince-Archbishops and those of the burghers. The former is characterized by its monumental buildings - the Cathedral, the Residence, the Franciscan Abbey, the Abbey of St Peter - and its open spaces, the Domplatz in particular. The burghers' houses, by contrast, are on small plots and front onto narrow streets, with the only open spaces provided by the three historic markets. Salzburg is rich in buildings from the Gothic period onwards, which combine to create a townscape and urban fabric of great individuality and beauty.

Salzburg is also intimately associated with many important artists and musicians, preeminent among them Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Things to do
The Original Sound of Music Tour
The Original Sound of Music Tour
Bring the music and magic of The Sound of Music to life as you journey through the hills beyond Salzburg in the footsteps of the von Trapp family. Seek out filming locations in the city and in the scenic Alpine region of Salzkammergut, and hear background stories about the making of the classic film from a local guide. An expert guide—working with the same company that transported the film crew for shooting in 1964—introduces you to the intriguing background of the von Trapps as you visit film sites and spots where the family actually lived and spent time. Journey through picturesque Salzburg and the Salzkammergut region, make your way to the Mirabell Gardens, the setting for the "Do-Re-Mi" song, and dance around the gazebo at Hellbrunn Palace, the set of Rolf and Liesl's duet. The opening scene of the film comes to life at the historic Nonnberg Abbey and in the enchanting village of St. Gilgen on Wolfgangsee lake. You also pay visits to idyllic Leopoldskorn Palace and the church at Mondsee lake, where the film's wedding scene took place.
Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
Explore Salzburg on a double-decker bus that gives you panoramic views of the city. Unlimited rides let you hop on and off the bus at your leisure. Visit all the attractions on your sightseeing list, or just sit back and ride the complete loop for an overview tour of this picturesque city. With the freedom to move at your own pace, you can stroll through the UNESCO-listed Old Town and stop at the city's world-famous attractions, tourist areas and inviting districts. Listen to anecdotes about Salzburg's past, present and future and get insider tips about where to shop, dine or dance the night away. Whether you choose the one- or the two-day hop-on hop-off pass, this route’s tour stops include the Mirabellplatz, Mozartsteg bridge, Leopoldskron Palace, the Regional Theatre and many other attractions.
Private Sound of Music Tour
Private Sound of Music Tour
Return to the lively, musical hills of Salzburg to spot the filming locations from The Sound of Music, and to learn about the real-life history of Salzburg and the von Trapp family. Listen as your knowledge private guide shares their favourite things about Salzburg. Get picked up from your Salzburg hotel in a private car and tour the sights of historic Salzburg. Recognise several filming locations from the film The Sound of Music, the musical story of the von Trapp family's opposition to the Nazi takeover of Austria. Visit musical and cultural centers in addition to learning the real-life history of Austria, Salzburg, and the von Trapp family. Travel up to the breath-taking Salzkammergut region, where lakes meet rolling hills and the snow-crested peaks of Austria's mountains. Admire the scenery and have your own Maria moment, singing and spinning on the mountaintop, before returning to your hotel.
Private City Tour
Private City Tour
Enjoy the sights of Salzburg on a private tour through the home town of Mozart and one of the best-preserved historic cities in Austria. With your own personal driver and a timeline made to fit your timetable, this journey offers a great way for you to get to know the city. After you meet your guide and set out from your hotel, check out the 17th-century Palace of Mirabell and the Mozarteum University, one of the world's most prestigious music academies. Get a look at the Marionette Theatre before you arrive in Markart Square—site of the Regional Theatre, the Baroque masterpiece of Trinity Church, and the residence where Mozart lived for many years. When you cross over the Salzach river, enjoy the view of this magical city and follow the path of the city's old fortifications on your way to Hellbrunn Palace for a short photo stop. On your way back to the city centre, you pass by Frohnburg Palace and Nonnberg Abbey before you enter the heart of the city through Siegmund's Gate. The tour ends in Mozart Square, where you can see the famous Mozart statue, Cathedral, and Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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