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Salzburg is arguably Austria's most beautiful city. Known as "The Stage of the World", it was the setting for the famed film about the von Trapp family, The Sound of Music, it was the birthplace and residence of Mozart, it is a city that serves a vibrant cultural center and aside from Vienna, is the only other place to get the authentic and famous Sacher Torter directly from the maker. The shopping in Salzburg is also quite diverse and selections vary from a small shop where you can buy eggs which are elaborately hand painted to make awesome Christmas ornaments to today's latest fashions (or yesterday's traditional garbs). The number of craft shops, restaurants, and fashion boutiques make it a veritable shoppers paradise.

In the winter, Salzburg becomes a city devoted to Christmas. From Christkindlmarkts to Gluehwein, you will enjoy it's traditionally authentic Christmas flair. Winter sports stir up a big commotion especially with the beautiful snow capped mountains that flank the city from the west, south, and east. Look to spend at least 3 days in Salzburg to get the most out of it.

Salzburg also serves as the provincial capital of the province bearing the same name. As such, there are many government buildings in town serving in an administrative capacity.

Salzburg is also forever famous thanks to the Sound of Music, to Mozart, the Festung, and the Salzburger Festspiele. You can expect there will always be tourist about as I have experienced from my first visit in 1999 through my most recent visit (and I've been back many times). This is a city sure to capture the heart of almost every visitor.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Austria's most beautiful city
  • Cons:A bit pricey but otherwise great!
  • In a nutshell:Salzburg is my favorite city in Austria
  • Last visit to Salzburg: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2005
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2010 at 2:36 AM

    I hope to visit Salzburg soon. Ciao!

  • SabrinaSummerville's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2006 at 1:38 AM

    Wow, gorgeous egg shop pic!

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2005 at 3:47 AM

    Lovely little page of Salzburg ,that is indeed one of the best cities I've ever seen.

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2005 at 1:46 PM

    I loved the story about your first day in this magnificent city. Great tips as well. Thanks for visiting my Montserrrat page - isn't it an amazing place!?

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 4:56 PM

    an excellent page & great pics, Drew ! It is Scating-season there again now !!

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2005 at 7:28 AM

    Hello! Your Salzburg page is nice and reminds me much about my stay there. But i didnt find in your tips about Augustiner beer yard with such a great beer and atmosphere. Have you been there?

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 5:39 PM

    We maybe planning a trip to Austria next summer and your page has given me some good ideas on what to see. Nice photos!

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2004 at 6:13 AM

    nice page reminding me my trip there.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2004 at 10:36 AM

    Salzburg looks like a lovely city! What a good place to be the first destination in Europe for you!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2004 at 1:02 PM

    wow. your first city in europe. that makes it extra special for you. what a great culture shock it is!

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