Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and is famous for its historic city center with its numerous architectural treasures. Salzburg has one of the best-preserved city centers in the German-speaking world and was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Especially fans of classic music are coming to Salzburg, because Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the city. The city center can easily be visited on foot in one day. Here is a list of the most amazing sights that you definitely have to see.
Hohensalzburg Castle is the main attraction of Salzburg and sits atop of the small hill called Festungsberg. In the castle you will find several museums like for example the lovely Marionette Museum. From the top you have an amazing view over the city. You can either walk up or take the funicular that will take you to the top in less than one minute.
The Cathedral Square is the most beautiful square in Salzburg and is surrounded by the Franciscan Church, Salzburg Cathedral, the DomQuartier and St. Peter’s Abbey.
The amazing Collegiate Church is the highlight of the University Square, but also the daily market called Grünmarket is worth a visit, because you can taste some Austrian specialities like loaves, bread cakes and pastries.
The Palace was built in 1606 and is a fine example of high Baroque architecture. Especially its gardens with their fountains and statues are a must-see. Today the Palace accommodates the office of Salzburg’s Bürgermeister (mayor) and the municipal administration.
The Getreidegasse is Salzburg’s most famous shopping lane. Walk into the numerous lovely shopping passages and admire Mozart’s birthplace and the Old Town Hall.
Just next to the Old Town runs the river Salzach. From the river bank you can have amazing views on the city or just sit in the sun and relax.