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Welcome to Salzburg - a city proud of it's past. As an ecclesiastical principality which enjoyed the exclusive status of being responsible to the Emperor directly. The face of contemporary Salzburg, dominated by the baroque majesty of the old city, was created in the 17th and 18th centuries.

It was then the prince-archbishops Wolf Dietrich, Markus Sittikus and Paris Lodron realised their major building programmes, thereby leaving an indelible mark on the architecture of the city. Even today over one hundred churches, castles and palaces bear witness to the power of the Salzburg archbishops.

For those interested in shopping, the west of Salzburg is dominated by two large shopping centres, located very near to each other. One is well placed opposite the Salzburg Airport while the other is in the nearby Taxham district. In addition Salzburg has a wealth of museums and galleries and an active nightlife.

In the winter visitors can take advantage of the fantastic skiing and snowboarding facilities, while the most popular activities of the summer months include cycling and hiking in the mountains.
Places of Interest

Dom Cathedral
It has 3 bronze door representing faith, hope and charity

Geburtshaus & Wohnhaus
Mozart's birthplace and residence

Festung Hohensalzburg
Towering above Salzburg. It was residence to the prince-archbishops from 798

Schloss Mirabell
Built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress in 1606
Special Events

Easter
Salzburg Music Festival

Whit Sunday
Music Festival

End of July to beginning of August
Salzburg Street Theatre

Late July to end of August
The Salzburg International Festival

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