View over Mirabell garden © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburg in Facts & Figures

All important facts

Salzburg  is in the heart of Austria and also in the heart of Europe.

The city has approximately 154.820 (June 2018) inhabitants and lies 436 m above sea level. Salzburg  is divided by the river Salzach. On the left side of the Salzach you will find the "Oldtown" of Salzburg underneath the Mönchsberg and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The "New Town" lies on the right side of the river and is south of the Kapuzinerberg.

Province of Salzburg



Main City

Stadt Salzburg

Political districts



7.154,4 km²

Highest Mountain

Großvenediger, 3.674 m

International borders

Germany, Italy

National borders

Tyrol, Styria, Upper Austria, Carinthia

City of Salzburg




66 km²

Festung Hohensalzburg - castle from above © Salzburger Burgen und Schlösser
© Salzburger Burgen und Schlösser
Country sides of Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
© Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
Burg Hohenwerfen - view from the bell tower © Salzburger Burgen und Schlösser
© Salzburger Burgen und Schlösser
View to St Wolfgang © WTG | Hannes Peinsteiner
© WTG | Hannes Peinsteiner
St. Gilgen - aerial photograph © WTG |
© WTG |
Lake Wolfgang in winter - panorama © WTG