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.
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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