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The best sights of Salzburg

The Salzburg is a city in western Austria and the capital of the Land of Salzburg. Salzburg has been an important city on the north-south road since ancient times. The city on the Bavarian border with mineral salt (German: “Salz”) gained great wealth.

1. Salzburger Dom

It is the cathedral of the city, in Baroque style, built in 1628 and since then it is the symbol of the city and the main attraction.

2. Hohensalzburg Fortress

Fortress of 1077 that is kept complete and is very impressive. It is open to the public and in addition to the medieval rooms and the romantic courtyard, there are often beautiful events such as Fortress Concerts. You can go up by cable car.

3. Gedreidegasse- The busiest street in town

Mozart was born at number 9 on this street. A mansion that has been preserved as a museum and you can visit it inside.

The shopping street, where one store is next to the other (mainly boutiques). It is the area where the rich lived.

4. The residence of Mozart

The house where the famous classical music composer, who later lived and worked, has been turned into a museum.

5. Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains

In 1612, a few months after Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems took the throne, he ordered that this luxurious house be built at the foot of the mountain.

It is a magnificent palace with impressive courtyards, many fountains, gardens and the folklore museum.

6. Salzburg Museum

Located in Motzart square, the new museum in a modern style, which presents archeological findings, history and culture of the city.

7. Museum of Modern Art Salzburg Mönchsberg

The Museum of Modern Art is housed in a huge baroque building and hosts exhibitions by artists from around the world. The interior of the museum is really very modern and special.

8. Museum of natural history and technology

It has an impressive aquarium, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Central Europe. In 36 tanks the beauty of the seabed is presented, from tropical fish to the waters of the Amazon. In the museum you will also see many reptiles and amphibians, as well as presentations and exhibitions on life, reproduction and technology.

In the new field for space, visitors take part in many experiments and discover the beautiful world of technology, nature and human nature.

9. Residence Gallery Salzburg

Allegory to Charles V – Peter Paul Rubens
Stilleben v. Jan Davidsz. De Heem

Collection of paintings from 16th to 19th century Europe. Focuses on 17th century Dutch paintings, Italian, French and Austrian baroque paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Special exhibitions of modern art are often hosted.

10. The zoo

The Salzburg Zoo provides animals with a natural environment and that makes it special. One of the main goals of the garden is to combine the harmonious balance between the natural landscape of the area and the environment of the animals.


* There is the Salzburg Card, which provides free admission or discounts to almost all of the city’s attractions.

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