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The distinct Baroque architecture of Salzburg sits alongside the calm waters of the Salzach with dramatic towers and spires that make it look like a fairytale city. Birthplace of Mozart, there are many attractions dedicated to the famous composer, and classical music plays a big part in the cultural calendar. It’s an essential stop on any European tour, and you’ll see many tourists wandering around the narrow streets enjoying the sights.

Things to see

The pale blue domes of Salzburg Cathedral feature prominently in the Salzburg skyline, and once you step inside this well-preserved Baroque building you’ll be amazed by the sheer amount of detail that has gone into it. With intricately decorated high ceilings, dramatic stained glass windows, and touches of gold leaf wherever you look, it’s truly an awe inspiring place to visit. At Mozart Geburtshaus, translates as Mozart’s birthplace, you can tour the impressive 12th century home where Mozart was born and grew up. From his earliest instruments to the Clavichord where he composed The Magic Flute, the home has been turned into a fascinating museum and a fitting tribute to Salzburg’s most famous son. The Medieval Hohensalzburg Castle looks over the rooftops of the city, sitting atop a small mountain, and as the funicular railway takes you to the peak you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Salzburg. Once inside the castle, you’ll see well-preserved rooms from various eras with magnificent interiors and truly decadent designs.

Hotels in Salzburg

Visitors to the area are often looking for luxury hotels in Salzburg, and the city doesn’t disappoint when it comes to upmarket stays. Many of these hotels are set in the historic buildings of old town, with beautifully restored interiors. Hotel features include extras such as health clubs, saunas, steam rooms, and spa tubs. You’ll also find multiple restaurant options, bars, lounges, and shops. In your luxurious guestroom there are plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable including complimentary WiFi, satellite television, free movie channels, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary toiletries, and coffee makers.

Where to stay

The Old Town area of Salzburg is where you’ll see the most impressive Baroque architecture, with narrow cobbled streets lined with charming boutiques. This is one of the most popular areas for tourists, with a wide range of hotels, restaurants, and lively bars in a relatively small area. The New Town along the riverside also has plenty to recommend it, with modern hotels and livelier nightlife than the older areas. Its location close to the train station makes it popular with backpackers, and you’ll see lots of hostels and cheaper accommodation nearby.

How to get to Salzburg

Salzburg Airport is to the southeast of the city, with many tourists grabbing a cab or rental car from the airport, with the drive taking about 15 minutes. There’s also a regular bus service from outside the airport with express services taking 15-20 minutes. Salzburg’s train station or Hauptbahnhof is in the northeast of the city, close to the center, and is part of the extensive EuroCity service, with regular trips to Munich, Budapest, Vienna, Zagreb, and many other major cities. If you need to travel between the airport and the bus station, there’s a regular bus service, with the trip taking just 20 minutes.

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