Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles, and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Festival District, at the foot of Mönchsberg, with two famous festival halls and the Felsenreitschule, is a Baroque masterpiece designed by Fischer von Erlach in 1693. South of Salzburg’s old town is the popular Hellbrunn Castle with the world-famous 'Wasserspiele' containing many ingenious trick fountains and water-powered figures.
Some 4,000 cultural events make Salzburg one Austria's most important cultural centres. The acclaimed Salzburger Festspiele, founded in 1920, is the high point in Salzburg’s culture calendar and includes concerts, opera, and theatre performances.
St. Peter's Abbey, Europe's oldest restaurant, is located in the heart of Salzburg, and serves as a great starting point to walk up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg.
For modern & contemporary art visit the Museum of Modern Art, located atop the Mönchsberg, enjoy coffee on the terrace of the restaurant, which offers amazing views of the old city of Salzburg.
Gain access to all of the city's major attractions and public transportations and purchase the Salzburg Card your hotel's reception desk, at the city's information offices, and at ticket offices. Now you will spend less time worrying, and more time enjoying Salzburg's amazing culture and history. For further information visit: www.salzburg.info