Salzburg is rich in tradition, history and culture. The lovely scenery and the city's carefully preserved majestic Baroque architecture, combine to create a unique charm.
The worldly scholar, Alexander von Humbolt, prized Salzburg as being "one of the three most beautiful regions of the world."
The Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1996.
"Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century when it was a city-state ruled by a Prince Archbishop. Its flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artists before the city became even better known through the work of the Italian architects Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santini Solari, to whom the centre of Salzburg owes much of its Baroque appearance. The image of the wonderful city was perfected by the view of the Fortress Hohensalzburg.
This meeting point of northern and southern Europe perhaps sparked the genius of Salzburg's most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose name has been associated with the city ever since."