Salzburg , the city of Mozart – this visit was part of a 2-week trip in Europe (July 2015).
Salzburg is an Austrian city located on the German border. The city was the birthplace of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His house, Getreidegasse No. 9, is now a museum.
- the capital of the State of Salzburg;
- the name of Salzburg literally means “salt castle”; this name was given because of the salt mining from around the city;
- crossed by the Salzach river;
- founded in 696 to be the seat of a bishop;
- the Old Town includes sights like the historic city center (Altstadt Salzburg), Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom), Mirabell Palace, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Getreidegasse, House for Mozart, Sphaera etc;
- its historic center, one of the best-preserved city centers, has a Baroque architecture, includes 27 churches and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
- home to the famous music festival, Salzburg Festival (various events like drama, opera and concerts);
- part of Salzburg’s historic city center;
- build around 1600 as a pleasure palace for a Prince-Archbishop of that time;
- the gardens of the palace are one of the most popular tourist attraction in Salzburg (free admission);
- several scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed in the gardens of the palace;
- sits atop a small hill in Salzburg at an altitude of 506m/1660ft;
- overlooks the Old Town;
- one of the largest medieval castle in Europe;
- it can be reached on foot or by a funicular which is located in the Festungsgasse;
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