Salzburg Austria Tourist Information

Salzburg Travel Guide

This famous Austrian town is located in the northern Alps. "The Sound of Music" only captures a segment of Salzburg mountainous beauty bordered by rolling hills and the Salzach River. The rich Baroque architecture and history makes Salzburg a truly exceptional and magnificent experience.

Artifacts located in the area dates Salzburg's first ancestors from the Neolithic Age. Written history starts from 15 BC as the Romans began their settlement in a town they called Juvavum. The town was later renamed Salzburg ("Salt Castle") by Saint Rupert in the 7th century.

Salzburg Tourist Attractions

The Hohensalzburg Fortress is located on top of Festung Mountain. A tour of the fort and its museum displaying weapons from the medieval period is worthwhile. Rooms are decorated with accurate details of life in Salzburg during this era. The panoramic views of the Alps and Salzburg are breath-taking and picturesque.

Besides being the home of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and actress Julie Andrews, Salzburg also offers some amazing attractions. The Schloss Hellbrunn was the summer palace of the archbishop. It is surrounded by gorgeous flora and tricky fountains. A tour may ensure that you won't get a little wet, but there are no guarantees. This is one of the best places for a stroll or a picnic. The park's playground and wading pool is perfect for the children.

A taste of local cuisine and souvenir shopping are best on Salzburg famous street. Getreidegasse's long and narrow street is located in the centre of town alongside the river.

Transport Around Salzburg

Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport is only 20 minutes from the center of town and offers daily flights to and from most major destinations throughout Europe. Taxis and shuttle buses are readily available. All major car rental agencies are accessible at the airport.

Salzburg is one of the safest cities in Austria, but do take precautious at night. Also, it is highly recommended before traveling to a foreign country to take out travel insurance. In the event of an accident or illness, medical expenses can be very costly. Travel insurance can provide you and your family assurance that your trip will be the most memorable.