Salzburg’s historic city center
Things to see in Salzburg’s old town
Salzburg’s historic city center is like a precious jewel – something you simply have to admire. Located between the Salzach River and the surrounding mountains, this picturesque city has fascinated guests and locals for centuries. Because of its charm, the city of Salzburg has been designated as a World Cultural Heritage site, and its citizens take care to protect the magnificent summer and winter vistas. Narrow streets such as the Getreidegasse, the Judengasse or the Linzer Gasse invite visitors for a stroll or to shop. Within these centuries guests will find a number of exhibits to visit. Stop into one of the many typically Austrian cafés and regain your strength over an exquisite cup of coffee and a piece of pastry or strudel. There are so many things to see in Salzburg's old town.
Visitors are always impressed by the magnificent Salzburg cathedral with its imposing facade, which serves as the backdrop to performances of the play Jedermann each summer during the Salzburg Festival. Equally worth a visit are the New Residence, the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and Mozart’s birthplace where guests can see some of the vestiges of Mozart, the musical genius. There are many other things to see in Salzburg's historic city center. In the Hohensalzburg Fortress – the largest intact fortress in Europe – visitors can get a look into the history of this city on the Salzach river and also enjoy a magnificent view of the town. Equally enjoyable is the impressive view of the historic old city from adjacent Mönchberg and Kapuzinerberg mountains! Come and let the beauty captivate you – visit Salzburg!