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Category: Cities, Local time: 13:34:46, Altitude: 424m, Address: Mozartplatz 1, Salzburg, Austria, Tel.: +43 662 6208080, Official WWW website:


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GPS: 47.7979, 13.0454
Altitude: 424 m
Nearest border: Germany, 6.8 km
Last update: 2012-10-22 00:29:24

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 Aura: 69Reviews: 1242011-08-24 10:02:24
Salzburg (Salcburk) is the capital of the federal state of Salzburg and the fourth largest city in Austria . It is situated near the border with Germany , on the Salzach River, 425 m above the sea level.

The history of the city goes back to ancient times. In the period of the Roman Empire it was an important power centre and one of the most important towns on the way to Germania. Anyway, Salzburg is very important today, too. It is
a cultural, political and business centre of the region. Visitors are offered sightseeing and entertainment. Salzburg is connected with a world-famous composer, W.A.Mozart, who was born in Salzburg. You can visit the street named Getreidegasse, house No. 9, to see the apartment used by the Mozart family, now a museum. It shows a variety of exhibits, mostly personal belongings of the famous musician, for example, his musical instruments, family portraits, personal letters, and many others. The dominating feature of the city is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe,Hohensalzburg , erected on the top of Festungsberg, 120 metres above the city. The castle offers stunning views of the city of Salzburg and the surroundings. The premises include a museum that presents the history of the castle, the Hohe Stock Palace and St. George´s Church. The castle is known for concerts lit with candles. The historical core of Salzburg is full of valuable historical monuments. You can admire Gothic structures, Renaissance palaces, Baroque churches and neat citizen´s houses. The most beautiful square is Domplatz, dominated with a cathedral from the 17th century. The tomb of the Mozart family is in St. Sebastian´s Church. Three times a day you can listen to Mozart´s compositions chimed at Mozart Square. The historical centre of Salzburg was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 UNESCO . The most significant monument in the New City is Mirabell Castle and its beautiful gardens full of statues, sculptures and flower mosaics, a popular tourist destination. Every summer a famous festival takes place in Salzburg. It is called Festspiele, and it is considered a very important and world-famous
cultural event. It regularly includes approximately 170 operas, performances and concerts that are attended by some 200 thousand spectators. Anyway,Salzburg is connected with a lot of other cultural events that take place all year around, for example, the jazz festival called Salzburg Jazz-Herbst in autumn. Salzburg is known for its zoological gardens . W. A. Mozart Airport in Salzburg is the second most important airport in Austria . It is also the seat of Salzburg University (Salzburg Universität) .

The surrounding area offers spectacular natural settings and various sports activities. In summer, Salzburg is an ideal destination for hiking and cycling. In winter, Salzburg offers quality ski resorts for downhill skiing and cross-country skiing as well. At present, the population of Salzburg is about 150 thousand.

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