Salzburg Top Ten
One of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, and never taken by an invading army. If you do nothing else, make sure you get to take in the breath-taking views from the top of the castle.
A Place of Pilgrimage for Millions of Mozart Fans, this is a top-class museum, providing a great overview of Mozart’s early years,his family and day to day life in 18th century Salzburg.
The largest and most important church in Salzburg, dating from the early 1600s, this Cathedral is simply stunnin. See the original foundations in the crypt as well as the huge dome and the font at which Mozart was baptised.
Home for centuries to wealthy merchants, not to mention the birthplace of Mozart, Getreidegasse even today is the beating heart of Salzburg. It’s always busy, but if you can catch a few quiet moments late in the evening you’ll appreciate the charm of the street.
With three of the finest concert halls in the world, this is the home of the Salzburg Festival. The halls are magnificent and fans of The Sound of Music will not want to miss the Felsenreitschule (Rock Riding School), instantly recognisable from the movie.
One of the most visited locations in Salzburg, many notables are buried here. Reading the headstones gives an insight into Austrian life over the centuries. Add to this that it inspired the cemetery in The Sound of Music, and this has become a major attraction in the city.
Justifiably one of Salzburg’s most popular attractions, this pleasure palace, built for the entertainment of the Prince Archbishop, surprises and delights at every turn. The villa is magnificent while the famous trick fountains will leave you in giddy humour. It’s also home to the Gazebo from The Sound of Music.