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Where is the City of Salzburg?

Salzburg, the city of Mozart, is the oldest city in Austria and the capital of the Austrian state of Salzburg. It is the fourth largest city in Austria with 148.256 inhabitants and covers an area of 65,64 km².
Salzburg’s W. A. Mozart Airport is the second most important airport in Austria with a constantly increasing number of passengers, especially due to winter tourism.

What´s the Weather like in the City of Salzburg?

Salzburg enjoys a warm and temperate climate. The city is famous for the so-called "Schnürlregen”, a special kind of drizzle rain, but in spite of the relatively high amount of precipitation Salzburg is worth visiting any time of the year. For the current weather in Salzburg have a look at our live webcams, our weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast.

The old town of Salzburg with the cathedral
Mirabell Castle with the Mirabell Garden

Must-Sees in the City of Salzburg

Salzburg is an internationally renowned city of tourism, culture, education and sports. Salzburg is famous especially for its historic Old Town, which was listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the Sigmundstor, which is the oldest street tunnel in Austria, Hohensalzburg Castle, which is one of the largest castles in Europe and Hellbrunn with its parks and splendid fountains. The Old Town is known for its secular buildings such as Alte and Neue Residenz, which today accommodate the Salzburg Museum Carolino Augusteum, the old University with Saecellum and big auditorium, the Festspielhaus with Felsenreitschule and lots more.

Getreidegasse is probably one of the world’s best known shopping streets and you also find Mozart’s birthplace on this street. Other places of interest are the Cathedral Square with Immaculate Column (Mariensäule), Kapitelplatz (Chapter Square), Residence Square with Residence Fountain, Mozart Square with Mozart Statue or the Old Market with Floriani Fountain.

Visitors to Salzburg will be thrilled by the city’s sacred buildings such as the cathedral, Sankt Peter monastery, Nonnberg monastery or the works by the renowned architect J.B. Fischer von Erlach - Kollegienkirche, Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Markuskirche or Johannsspitalkirche. Mirabell Castle, the famous Mirabell Garden, Aigen Castle or Leopoldskron Castle should also not be missed.

Modern architecture can be found outside the historic Old Town: Faculty of Natural Sciences in Nonntal, the glass construction of Hangar 7 at Salzburg Airport, home of the Red Bull-Aeroplane Museum, and the Salzburg Museum of Modern Art at the bottom of Mönchsberg. Famous Salzburg museums are: Folklore Museum, Toy Museum, Fortress and Panorama Museum, House of Nature, Cathedral Museum Mozart’s Birthplace, Hangar 7 and Stiegl Brewery.

Hellbrunn Castle

What´s up in the City of Salzburg?

Salzburg is a city of culture and music with about 4000 events throughout the year: from Mozart Week, Salzburg Easter and Whitsun Festival, the renowned Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Culture Days, Jazz & the City to the Salzburg Advent Singing and the Winterfest. There is always something going on in Salzburg, smaller and bigger cultural events, such as exhibitions, music, theatre, dance or programmes for children.

Salzburg also has hosted and hosts sporting events: the yearly Salzburg Marathon, the 2006 UCI Road World Championships, three games of the UEFA EURO 2008.

Does anyone know a nice Hotel in the City of Salzburg?

Visitors wishing to book a room in Salzburg and environs can choose from a vast array of accommodations, ranging from traditional and modern hotels to apartments, B&Bs, youth hostels, camping sites and farms.