Mozart // The Sound of Music // Festung Hohensalzburg // Population: 210,000...

Salzburg was the birthplace of the 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  It was also the location for the famous film The Sound of Music, which features some wonderful landmarks in Austria and was a partnership between the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The city has three universities and as a result has a large student population giving the city a real energy.  Twin towns include Atlanta in the US and Reims in France to name a couple.

Salzburg is on the banks of the Salzach River. The Altstadt, or old town, is dominated by its baroque towers and churches and the massive Festung Hohensalzburg. The city is about 150km east of Munich, 281km northwest of Ljubljana and 300km west of Vienna.

The famous Salzburg Music Festival attracts visitors during the months of July and August.

Ice Cave

The nearby town of Werfen, easily spotted by the huge Hohenwerfen Fortress, has the largest ice cave in the world.


The city has a comprehensive rail network, connecting Vienna, Munich, Innsbruck and Zürich, including daily high-speed ICE services.  The city also offers a train service through the Alps into Italy.

There is a comprehensive and regular trolleybus and bus as well as an S-Bahn system.

Salzburg Airport services the region with numerous flights to other parts of Europe.

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