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Visit Salzburg: The City of Classical Music

City Life, Cuisine, Culture

Located in AustriaSalzburg is the birthplace of the classical music genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and, therefore, is considered a city of music. It is a small place and has preserved its historical structure so well that when you visit the city, you find yourself on a journey toward Mozart's youth. In this Salzburg travel guide we have prepared for you, you can find information about Salzburg's history, weather, cuisine, and sightseeing attractions worth visiting. Explore Corendon Airlines' affordable and flexible Salzburg flights and immediately book your flight to this magical city.

Feature / Location

One of the most important cities for Classical music / At the foot of the Alps on the banks of the Salzach River

Currency

Euro

Weather

Summers are comfortable and rainy from time to time; winters are cold, snowy and partly cloudy

Time Zone

GMT+1

Airports

Salzburg Airport

Activities

Visit the historical places; discover the beautiful gardes; listen some live classical music

Austria Salzburg is one of the most characteristic cities of Europe with its architecture and atmosphere. It is a green city built at the foot of the Alps, on the banks of the Salzach River. Wandering around the streets of Altstadt Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, witnessing history with its buildings reflecting Baroque architectural features, conquers the tourists' hearts quickly. Salzburg is also only 150 km from Munich, Germany, so while planning your Salzburg holiday, you may also want to include Munich in your travel list. Search Corendon Airlines for the most suitable flights to Salzburg now and discover this beautiful city.

What is Salzburg Best Known For?

Mozart was born in Salzburg, and the film "The Sound of Music" was shot there. This baroque city's small streets and large squares have earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Salzburg City Life

City Life
Salzburg City Life Getreidegasse Street
Salzburg City Life Getreidegasse Street

Getreidegasse Street

Getreidegasse Street can be described as the heart of Salzburg. Getreidegasse Street stretches down a few kilometers through the old town, towards the city center at Mozartplatz Square, and is home to plenty of colorful shops, souvenir inns, farmer's markets, restaurants, and cafes. It is safe to say that this street is crowded almost every hour of the day. If you are lucky and have been following the dates of the Salzburg festival, you may encounter the joyous and prominent music and drama festival the city hosts annually.

Salzburg City Life Mozartplatz
Salzburg City Life Mozartplatz

Mozartplatz

Mozartplatz, as the name suggests, is a beautiful square where Mozart's statue is located. A magnificent statue of Mozart in the center of the court is surrounded by cozy cafes, lively, chattering people, and mobile libraries. Chances are you may come across young groups playing pleasantly live music at various points of the square. The Mozart statue was built in 1844 and opened with a ceremony in the presence of Mozart's son. While there, you can visit the Salzburg Museum, which is located right on Mozartplatz.

Salzburg Cuisine

Cuisine
Salzburg Cuisine Beer
Salzburg Cuisine Beer

Beer

Things to do in Salzburg never end, with another must-try taste of Salzburg being beer. Beer has been brewed in Salzburg for more than 600 years, resulting in a long history of tradition-rich beers and breweries. Salzburg is usually considered the beer capital of Austria, and with good reason. Eleven breweries in and around the city reflect the impressive variety of opportunities available to beer fans. Salzburg gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the multifaceted world of beer, from "Stiegl" and Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln, to the Weissbierbrauerei and even those microbreweries that produce beer only for their own guests.

Salzburg Cuisine Brauner
Salzburg Cuisine Brauner

Brauner

A traveler's tip: when ordering coffee in one of Salzburg's cafes, make sure to order a "Brauner" instead of familiar tastes such as an Americano or Latte to get a taste of what the Austrians traditionally prefer. In addition, let us remind you that in Austria, filter coffee comes with a small amount of milk already in it.

Salzburg Cuisine Mozart Balls
Salzburg Cuisine Mozart Balls

Mozart Balls

Another flavor unique to Salzburg cuisine is Mozartkugeln, or "Mozart balls." It consists of chocolate-covered almond paste, also known as marzipan.

Salzburg Cuisine Salzburger Nockerl
Salzburg Cuisine Salzburger Nockerl

Salzburger Nockerl

Anyone who has ever visited Austria knows this beautiful country is famous for its cafe culture. These cafes pose as a great option to grab a snack at any time of the day. Although there are not many flavors unique to Salzburg, the "Salzburger Nockerl" is an essential one you should try. Refrain from expecting a light dessert coming your way since behind its recipe lies the pasta-heavy Italian dish, ravioli. To create the Salzburger Nockerl, Austrian chefs cook the vanilla and sugar dough in the form of one large ravioli, add whipped cream, and serve it with fresh and delightful raspberry sauce.

Salzburg Culture

Culture
Salzburg Culture Hohensalzburg Fortress
Salzburg Culture Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress

The Hohensalzburg Fortress sits atop the Festungsberg, well above the Baroque historical district's rooftops. This Salzburg icon gives a 360-degree perspective of the city and its surroundings and is Central Europe's largest totally restored castle. You can easily reach any one of these tourist-packed destinations by searching Corendon Airlines' cheap flights to Salzburg.

Salzburg Culture Mozart’s Geburtshaus
Salzburg Culture Mozart’s Geburtshaus

Mozart’s Geburtshaus

W. A. Mozart was born in 1756 in Salzburg's "Hagenauer Haus" at No. 9 Getreidegasse. Today, Mozart's Birthplace is one of Austria's most visited museums and an absolute must-see, especially for Mozart aficionados. The birthplace of the legendary composer continues to attract Mozart enthusiasts and history buffs from all over the world. The International Mozarteum Foundation was the first to open a museum in the mansion in 1880. This year-round museum, constantly renovated and enlarged, is a must-see for any Salzburg visitor.

Salzburg Culture Salzburg Cathedral
Salzburg Culture Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral (Dom zu Salzburg) is a magnificent religious building where Mozart's baptism occurred. A high example of Baroque architecture, the cathedral was first built in 774, was renovated in 1614 after several fires, and is still gloriously standing. With its exterior reliefs, sculptures, and striking interior, the radiant Salzburg Cathedral is one of the most significant symbols of the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Salzburg

Where can I stay in Salzburg?

First of all, visiting Salzburg for a day-long excursion is always an option so that you can plan your holiday centered on a bigger city such as Vienna or Munich. For those who wish to stay in Salzburg for a few days, there are plenty of Salzburg hotels close to the Old Town region, between the Hauptbahnhof and the University of Salzburg.

What are some of the best places for shopping in Salzburg?

The Getreidegasse, which runs parallel to the river in the city's center, is usually considered the best spot for shopping - especially tourist-wise. Since it is located between the Toy Museum and the house where Mozart was born, it is impossible to miss it during your sightseeing tour. In addition, Alter Markt Square, located in the old bazaar street, is the local market that Salzburg residents have been coming by since ancient times.

How can I find cheap flights to Salzburg?

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Salzburg History

It is safe to say that very few cities depend so much on their heritage for income, as does modern Salzburg. However, the history which suffuses every breath and step taken in this city's streets and its province's hills is a complex one that merits closer attention. Provincial pride and Catholic tradition lie behind the centuries of conflict and ambivalence that survive as Salzburg's shadow. Despite its representation as quintessentially Austrian, the town is, in fact, only a late addition to the Austrian lands, being acquired by the Habsburgs in 1816 after the Congress of Vienna. To experience this beautiful city for yourself, book the next flight to Salzburg from Corendon Airlines and start your journey.

Salzburg Cuisine

Anyone who has visited Austria even once knows that this beautiful country is famous for its cafe culture. Although not as much as Vienna, the capital of cafes, Salzburg has had its share of this culture as well. These cafes pose as a great option to grab a snack at any time of the day. Although there are not many flavors unique to Salzburg, the "Salzburger Nockerl" is an essential one you should try. Refrain from expecting a light dessert coming your way since behind its recipe lies the pasta-heavy Italian dish, ravioli. To create the Salzburger Nockerl, Austrian chefs cook the vanilla and sugar dough in the form of one large ravioli, add whipped cream, and serve it with fresh and delightful raspberry sauce. Another flavor unique to the city is Mozartkugeln, or "Mozart balls." It consists of chocolate-covered almond paste, also known as marzipan. Cafe Fürst first manufactured this dessert in 1884, then other brands followed. Since we are on topic, Cafe Fürst is located on the corner of Residenzplatz, very close to the DomQuartier, and is another tourist-friendly cafe that is worthwhile your time. Speaking of popular cafes and restaurants in Salzburg, Cafe Tomaselli is another suitable place to take a break in Salzburg and have a piece of dessert or a cup of coffee. Cafe Tomaselli claims to be the oldest cafe in Salzburg and is located on the same street as Cafe Fürst, at quite a central point. A traveler's tip: when ordering coffee in one of Salzburg's cafes, make sure to order a "Brauner" instead of familiar tastes such as an Americano or Latte in order to get a taste of what the Austrians traditionally prefer. In addition, let us remind you that in Austria, filter coffee comes with a small amount of milk already in it. Things to do in Salzburg never end, with another must-try taste of Salzburg being beer. Beer has been brewed in Salzburg for more than 600 years, resulting in an array of tradition-rich beers and breweries with a long history. Salzburg is usually considered the beer capital of Austria and with good reason. Eleven breweries in and around the city reflect the impressive variety of opportunities available to beer fans. Salzburg gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the multifaceted world of beer, from "Stiegl" and Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln, to the Weissbierbrauerei, and even those microbreweries that produce beer only for their own guests.

Salzburg Accommodation

Altstadt, or Old Town, is generally the finest spot to stay in Salzburg for first-time tourists. Most tourist attractions are concentrated in Old Town, on the left bank of the Salzach River, which is regarded as the best region to stay in Salzburg, Austria. It is safe to say that you can find various Salzburg hotels and accommodation options depending on your budget and preferences. Remember to check out Corendon Airlines' hotel options to find accommodations suitable for your taste and preferences.

Salzburg Airport and Transportation

Salzburg Airport, or W. A. Mozart Airport, is Austria's second-largest airport. It serves Salzburg, Austria's fourth-largest city, and acts as a gateway to the country's numerous ski regions. The airport is 3.1 kilometers west-southwest of Salzburg's city center and 2 kilometers from the Austrian-German border. Walking and taking public transportation are the best ways to get around Salzburg. Many of the city's attractions are concentrated in the Altstadt district, meaning they are all within walking distance of one another.

Salzburg Population

Located at the northern tip of the Alps, Salzburg has a population of 150,000. It is the 4th largest city in Austria after Vienna, Graz, and Linz.

Salzburg Weather

In Salzburg, the winter season especially can be quite cold. Even during the summer, the average temperature is around 18 degrees, and the highest temperature you can encounter is no more than 24. Therefore, experts recommend visiting Salzburg sometime between May and September, ideally July and August, for a comfortable journey weatherwise. Salzburg is literally buried in snow in winter, and it rains quite frequently during the other months, including midsummer. When the sun comes out, you definitely come across a splendidly beautiful view thanks to picturesque light rays beaming down its history-rich streets. Local Austrians insistently claim that the best Salzburg weather emerges the first two weeks of September, which means you can try and book your flights to Salzburg during this time of year.

26 C Clear Sky
TODAY Apr 14, Sun
  • Apr 15, Mon 13 Moderate Rain
  • Apr 16, Tue 9 Light Rain
  • Apr 17, Wed 6 Light Rain
  • Apr 18, Thu 7 Light Rain
  • Apr 19, Fri 2 Light Snow

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