The fourth largest city of Austria, Salzburg is popularly called the ‘Salt Castle’, named after the barges carrying salt on the Salzach river. Salzburg is close to the northern foothills of the mighty Alps and also shares a portion of its border with Germany. Rich in architecture, the city showcases beautiful palaces, cathedrals, shops, and houses in Baroque-style architecture. This city has a historical center - Altstadt, known for its flawless Baroque architecture and is one of the best-conserved city centers in the north of the Alps. Apart from the mesmerizing Baroque architecture, one will also witness structures and houses depicting Italian Renaissance art, which led to the city also being known as the ‘German Rome.’
Embracing over 27 churches, Salzburg is also called the City of Churches,
and was historically a church-state for more than 1,100 years. This city in Austria
is listed as UNESCO Heritage Site.
Salzburg tourism prides itself of Baroque squares, numerous churches, and abbeys which define the city’s impressive legacy. On a Salzburg travel sojourn, tourists will get to travel to pilgrimage sites, go on theme tours and get the unique opportunity to stay in accommodations offered by religious institutions.
Apart from this, there are many things to do in Salzburg
, such as witnessing the Salzburg Festival, and visiting popular places like the Salzburg fortress, the Salzburg Old Town, Mirabell Palace and Gardens, the Hellbrunn Castle, and Salzburg Cathedral,
among other great places. The museums and exhibitions in the city proudly showcase the city’s cultural elements, such as classical music, theatre, literature, and art. Salzburg food includes delicious Austrian cuisine. Travelers must also spend some time shopping in Salzburg.