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The name Salzburg means “salt fortress”. Salt has been mined in the vicinity of Salzburg for hundred years. This “white gold” has made Salzburg a powerful trading city.

Salzburg is located at the foot of the Alps on the border with Germany. Therefore, if you are willing to spend enough time traveling, you can take a walk along the border of the two states or even look at the neighbors of the Austrians at the same time.

Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart, SZG

This is quite a modern airport of regional importance. Although its history goes back more than a hundred years from the moment when the first plane landed at this place. Moreover, for all the time he did not grow much. Only in the 2000s there was a need to build Terminal 2. It is designed to accept additional winter flights and only works on Saturdays.

In 2019, the airport was completely closed for 5 weeks to conduct a quick renovation. During this time, round-the-clock repair work was carried out on the runway and the main terminal.

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How to get from the airport to the city center

Salzburg Airport is just 4 km from the city. So close that budget tourists can walk by foot. However, you should not make such sacrifices, because the transport system in Salzburg works like a clock.

Surprisingly, this is perhaps the only airport in the world from which you can get to the center by trolley. Every 15–20 minutes, trolleybus 2 and bus 27 leave the airport. In 20 minutes they will take you to the Salzburg train station. Ticket price — 2.5 euros.

There are also buses from the airport to other cities in the region. For the convenience of ski lovers, in winter the number of buses and the frequency of traffic increase.

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Quick facts about Salzburg

Car rent

from $ 24 per day

Hotel booking

from $ 24 per night

Currency

EUR
Euro

Reference average prices in Salzburg

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$ 13,48

🍕 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

$ 56,18

🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

$ 4,1

🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

$ 2,25

🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)

$ 852,84

Best time to visit Salzburg

Best season to travel: May to August
Prices
Hotel from $24
Temperature
The average temperature during the year ranges from -3°C to 24°C
Precipitation
The average rainfall per year is 1120 mm

Weather

It can be very cold and snowy in Salzburg in winter. In some places, the temperature can drop below 10 degrees. This is a good season for skiing, but not suitable for tourism. But in the summer there is no extreme heat, so tourists feel very comfortable.

Salzburg Sightseeings

Would you rather live as a king or the world famous classical composer? If you choose the first, you will find yourself in the castle Schloss Hellbrunn, admiring its furniture and well-groomed territory. If you prefer an artistic lifestyle, you will enjoy traveling around Mozart's residences and strolling through the old town past ancient markets and restaurants. The royal and cultural intertwined in Salzburg so closely that you unknownly plunge headlong into the world as it was several centuries ago.

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Old city

There are a number of Salzburg's most important attractions in the central area, including the Historical Museum and the Mozart House. But do not rush and run to study each of them. Start with a walk through the historic center, where you will see many architectural wonders, authentic markets and shops.

Wander around the Jewish Quarter, explore the St. Florian's Fountain in a market dating back to the 13th century. Many of the local structures were built in the Middle Ages. There is definitely something to see here.

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Salzburg Cathedral

The high facade and turquoise domes of the cathedral attract tourists from all over the city. Over the past millennium, this cathedral was burned and rebuilt several times. In its current form, the Cathedral has existed since the 50s. And yet, in an architectural sense, even the rebuilt building continues to be an example of the early Baroque church style.

When visiting, pay attention to the statues of Peter and Paul on the facade, as well as frescoes, to appreciate the finest workmanship. By the way, it was in this Cathedral that the brilliant musician Mozart was baptized, and he wrote some of his works while sitting at the local authority.

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Mirabell Palace and Park

Right by the Salzach River is the famous Mirabell Park. It was you who were sitting on one of the lawns, the inimitable Julie Andrews studied with children the song “Do-Re-Mi” in the classic musical “Sounds of Music”. Since filming in 1965, nothing has changed here. Tourists with pleasure walk along winding paths, photograph unique sculptures, enjoy the riot of colors and plants in the summer, and just drink coffee in this aristocratic place. All you see here are the highest examples of Baroque style.

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Hellbrunn Palace

Continuing the theme of the musical "Sounds of Music", it is important to mention another famous location from the film — Hellbrunn Palace. The heroes of the film sang the iconic song “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” in this place. But even despite this fact, the palace is very popular. Although outwardly it is not too attractive, but inside it is a real royal chic with an abundance of ballrooms and halls. Here you will learn about the life of the archbishops of Salzburg, the former religious and political rulers of the region who were involved in the construction of the castle.

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Mozart's House

Although this is a typical Salzburg landmark, a stop here is a must for tourists. Still, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most influential figures in the history of world music. He was born on January 27, 1756 in this Salzburg house. And he lived there until 1773. Now there is a museum in which the details of the early wunderkid's life from music were very accurately recreated.

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Salzburg Museum

An extensive collection of archaeological and artistic values is collected here: from a variation on the 17th-century music box that plays Mozart's music, to paintings of the Renaissance and artifacts of ancient Roman origin of Salzburg. In the museum you can find several unique panoramic paintings, which locals are especially proud of. However, the museum really has a lot of interesting exhibits to study.

What to eat in Salzburg

There is everything you need to definitely try anywhere in Austria: juicy schnitzels, perfect strudel, the most correct Sacher cake in the world. But there are several dishes that are better in this city than anywhere else.

For example, Nokerl cake. This is a giant mountain of meringue, which is served on a pillow of berry sauce. Usually this dessert is ordered for two, because not everyone will be able to eat it otherwise. But if you decide to conquer the meringue mountain yourself, order it simply instead of lunch.

Also, try Mozartkugeln sweets (literally translated as “Mozart balls”). It's a pistachio marzipan coated with nougat, which is generously coated with chocolate. There are sweets with the image of Mozart at every turn in Austria. They are sold all over the world. But it is Salzburg’s that are considered classical and correct. One candy costs 1.1 euros.

Also in Salzburg there are especially many types of pretzels. They are made with cheese, various fillings, spices and in general everything that comes to mind.

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