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Salzburg was since Emperor Claudius as Municipium Claudium Iuvavum one of the most important cities of the Roman province Noricum. Later bishop Rupert was awarded to 696 the remains of the Roman city by Duke Theodo ll. of Bavaria. After the battle of Mühldorf in 1322 the archdiocese was in bad terms with Bavaria and the capital of an independent state from the 14th century until 1805 and ruled by duke-archbishops. The city was developed into one of the most fortified cities in Europe, the Festung Hohensalzburg was built in 1077 and expanded over time.
You can make daytrips to Gosausee, Grundlsee, Wolfgangsee, Bad Ischl, Königsee, Hallstatt, Zell am See, Burg Hohenwerfen, Eisriesenwelt and even to Munich.

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  • Pros:Magnificent Baroque Town
  • Cons:Too many tourists, particulary in summer
  • Last visit to Salzburg: Aug 2015
  • Intro Updated Sep 3, 2015
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