Salzburg

Austria

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.

Art Hotel Blaue Gans in the old town of Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg, Austria

Arthotel Blaue Gans


The edgy contrast of an aged coaching inn where artsy installations lend an air of east-side gallery – this is a cradle of the arts and style where a bold, contemporary curatorial scene is flanked by twisted beams and heritage-thick walls.

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Salzburg Festival 2017 – The cultural classic


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.

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Modern Art Walk - Salzburg


We have to admit, we're a bit art obsessed. We recently found myself rushing into a city on a 2-hour layover just to scurry through their contemporary art museum before breathlessly re-presenting myself at the airport.

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Mühlbauer


A Viennese company established as one of the best addresses for all things to do with headgear.

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toys, Museum, Salzburg, culture
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Seek your inner child at Salzburg’s Toy Museum


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?

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Beating That December “Circus” Feeling at Salzburg’s Winterfest


Why not try combating the circus that descends around this time every year with a homeopathic-style approach and head straight to Salzburg for Winterfest, the festival of Nouveau Cirque?

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Salzburg, visit, hotels, art, Pongau, Bad Gastein, Austria
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Salzburg & Co. – The Top 4 Hotels


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.

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