You may recognize Salzburg as the stunning alpine location from The Sound of Music, but its cultural importance goes back well beyond this. Birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, today it hosts the world famous Salzburg Festival and its cobbled streets are home to many opera, concert, and theatre venues. The Old Town, or Altstadt, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and showcases Baroque architecture, graceful domes and stunning spires. Venture into the mountains that line the city and visit its legendary clifftop fortress, or spend an afternoon strolling through Mirabell Palace and its resplendent gardens, built hundreds of years ago by an archbishop for his favourite courtesan. Located near the Salzach River and the Mozarteum University of Music and Arts, the palace is considered one of the most romantic places in Salzburg.
Tap into your inner Mozart and visit the Austrian city of Salzburg for the summer’s most important classical music & drama festival. There’s no better setting for a festival that celebrates the love and joy of classical music than the birth city of the genres’ most famous icon, Mozart.read more
Pablo Picasso famously said that we are all born artists, the only trick is remaining an artist as we grow up. Somewhat along the same lines are those self-helpers who say that we are all born children, the trick is learning to stay in touch with that child as we grow up. Actually, it’s pretty much the same thing, isn’t it?read more
Kind of like how at the root of homeopathic medicine is the idea that you can treat an ailment by making the body think it’s even sicker with the same symptoms — simplified as “treat like with like” — if all the stress and chaos of the holiday season kicking off this first weekend of December already has you reaching for the blanket and hot water bottle, may we suggest a different style of treatment? After all, when traditional medicine fails, there’s no better time to open your mind to alternative remedies.read more
Discover Austria and her burgeoning collection of art museums, theatres, festivals, cathedrals and seductive cities, none more so than Salzburg, not only the home of Mozart, but a hotbed of old meets new and where youthful creativity is redefining Salzburg’s cultural heritage.read more