Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres in the German-speaking world, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
The city is noted for its Alpine setting. It is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music, which features famous landmarks in Austria, but focuses mainly on Salzburg. Salzburg is also a student city, with three universities.
Boasting numerous architectural sites, Salzburg is rich in history and culture. Highlights of the city include the Salzburg Cathedral, Hoensalzburg Fortress, and the lavish Residenz, once seat of the Salzburg prince-archbishops.
Things to See & Do
* Old Town
* Getreidegasse – street with lots of shops
* Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung)
* Alter Markt Square
* Mozarts Geburtshaus (Mozart's birth house)
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – German
Population – 148,080 approx
Land Area – 65.67 km²
Electricity – two vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 43
Port Location – The river port at Salzburg is located on the Salzach river.
Travel Links – The Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport is situated about 20 minutes from the center of the city. Connection with the city is provided by a trolley bus. The airport has direct connections from Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Birmingham, Coventry, Exeter, London, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Vienna, all big German cities, and Zurich.
Salzburg's train station, the Hauptbahnhof, is located to the north of the Salzach River within the New Town of Salzburg. The train ride from Munich to Salzburg takes about an hour and a half, and international trains operate from Zurich, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Budapest to name just a few destinations. Inter-city trains operate very frequently (especially to Vienna where services are almost hourly).
ShuttleCeskyKrumlov.com (Shuttle bus from/to Cesky Krumlov), 2.5 hours, offers door-to-door shuttle bus and private car/van transportation to Salzburg from Cesky Krumlov and Linz.