Salzburg Travel Tips
Salzburg's Altstadt (old town), on the south bank of the river, is a Baroque fiesta of churches, plazas, courtyards and fountains, oozing the waves of charm that you would expect from this Mozart mecca. Museums, houses, squares, chocolate bars and liqueurs are all part of one giant homage to Wolfgang.
Salzburg was built on mining, of both gold and salt, although salt (the so-called white gold) has always been more important. Salz is German for salt and Salzburg literally means 'Fortress of Salt'.
Written by William B, USA, October 2011
The Sound of Music walking tour led by Trudy Rollins visits all of the Salzburg sites that appear in the film. Trudy is a great guide and a source of lots of info about the film, the real Von Trapp ...
The Sound of Music is the seminal Julie Andrews musical that set the hills alive with music on this amazing adventure in Salzburg. Check out where this Oscar winning film was shot and see the ...
For those of you who are not familiar with the occasion, St. Philip’s Night, or “Philippinacht” is one of the more interesting traditions in Europe. It occurs the night of April 30 in Austria in ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
Owing to its status as the birthplace of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg has been playing host to influential classical music and drama festivals for more than a century. One of the most ...
Written by Sasha, March 2013
There’s so much to see in the Alps around Salzburg, from roaring rivers to snowy peaks, and plenty for outdoors enthusiasts, whatever the weather or season. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was ...
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