Why Visit Salzburg, Austria?
Situated right in the heart of Austria, Salzburg was an independent state from the rest of the country until 1816. It is synonymous with music as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here. It hosts the annual Salzburg Festival, which showcases many operas and attracts millions every year. Salzburg is also where ‘The Sound of Music’ was filmed.
However, Salzburg is not only the home of Mozart and The Sound of Music, it also has as vibrant arts scene, wonderful food, beautiful parks, side streets filled with buskers and opera singers, and concert halls.
Salzburg has many amazing things to do:
Visit Hohensalzburg Castle
Hohensalzburg Castle is Salzburg’s major landmark and is one of the largest castles in Europe. Enjoy the striking view of Salzburg and the Austrian Alps.
Tour Mozart’s Birthplace
No trip to Salzburg would be complete without a visit to the house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. The tour allows you to stroll through a three storey exhibition in which you will learn the details of Mozart’s life.
Stroll through the Old Town to the Main Squares
Salzburg’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Cultrual Heritage site and is famous for its baroque architecture, alpine setting, and picturesque location on the Salzach River. It has countless narrow cobblestone streets, old churches, and beautiful squares.
Salzburg is a perfect stop to add to your interrailing itinerary, it is included on many of our pre-designed packages, or you can add it to your custom package!