Whether you dream of a holiday in a place full with culture and art, you’re looking for a shopping getaway, or simply looking for a destination that excels in both chapters, you must pass on your list Salzburg. The fourth largest city in Austria is seen as a tourist paradise, where you can find the oldest and most important cultural and spiritual center of the country situated at the foot of the Alps, attracting more visitors than Venice or Florence. One of the most talented creators in the field of classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is today the symbol of the city and the reason of which Salzburg is one of the most visited tourist centers, throughout the year. Landscape widowed and bustle of mundane life, complemented by unique natural attractions are a magnet for tourists who are looking for an oasis of tranquility. Medieval buildings, impressive fortresses, churches, stately, or romantic gardens are all waiting for you in Salzburg.
What can you visit
When you „stumble” from bookshops and art galleries scattered throughout the city, you can go to see what it looks like the cathedral where Mozart was baptized. Built in baroque, Salzburg Cathedral was dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg. This castle is the largest of the buildings of the same type throughout the medieval period of Europe, measuring 250 meters long and 150 meters wide. You may rest your feet, with a flavored hot chocolate in front, in one of the cafes on Getreidegasse, the busiest street in the old town. The area is also known as the Alley of grain, and from there you can buy a nice souvenir. Walking in the footsteps of the great Mozart, you can continue your journey on the chic avenues, enjoying a cupcake from the oldest cafe in Austria, Tomaselli, where the composer used to serve his favorite coffee. It’s recommended for you to buy a „Salzburg Card”. This will allow you to travel for free between the sights and, in addition, you will enjoy significant discounts to major attractions, so that you can put money aside for shopping. If you are interested in that, you are in the right place! Hundreds of shops in old town, situated on the river Salzach are waiting for. Do not forget to pass on the street and Getreidegasse, at number 9, where you will find the house where Mozart was born. The most photographed building in Salzburg, is golden and it represents the house where the composer lived with his family for 26 years. Son town, as is known, attracts thousands of fans from all over the world who are curious to see what it looks like the North Rome, the beautiful city of Salzburg.
An article written by Fadia Hirtan