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Salzburg and surroundingsThe enchanting silhouette of the Fortress, Cathedral and church steeples in this baroque city north of the Alps. So beautiful that it is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. So famous that its attractions are among the most famous in the world. You should visit Hangar-7 Red Bull (a collection of historic aircraft and Formula 1 racing cars). If you come in the winter, do not miss the Krampus procession. For shoppers not far from Salzburg Airport is a designer outlet center McArthurGlen.

Salzburg and surroundingsSalzburg is one of the most famous cities of culture the world over and annually the quaint baroque city hosts around 4000 cultural events. Numerous cultural genii have left their impression on Salzburg down the centuries - among them Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Haydn, Stefan Zweig and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. 

World famous and a cultural high point - year for year; that’s the Salzburg Festival. In the summer the Salzburg Festival transforms the city of Mozart into one immense stage – for several weeks.

International stars such as Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and Riccardo Muti attract opera, concert and theatre lovers and high society concert-goers to Salzburg.

A host of outstanding galleries and museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Rupertinum, Mozart's Birthplace, the Mozart Residence, Salzburg Museum, the Cathedral Museum, the Baroque Museum and the Toy Museum invite visitors to a lazy afternoon of browsing. Precious objects of art, modern works of art and the occasional bizarre exhibit are there to admire and appreciate.

Salzburg outletAnyone who has wandered around the older parts of Salzburg will tell you that the historical area of the town is divided into two parts – the right bank and left bank of the city. The left bank of the River Salzach is the older of the two, some of the earliest evidence of settlements dating back to Roman times. Those wishing to go from one side of the city to the other can cross one of the numerous bridges that connect up the old part of town along the river: Nonntaler Brücke, Mozartsteg, Staatsbrücke, Makartsteg and Müllnersteg.
The old part of Salzburg is home to a variety of architectural styles and treasures, protected not least by a number of conservation directives. Tucked away out of clear view, a stroll along the lanes, alleys and passageways can reveal buildings dating back to the medieval, romantic, renaissance and baroque periods, as well as the sophisticated, classical architecture of the homes belonging to the monarchy. There is hardly an epoch of historical note that has not left its mark within the city.

Advent in Salzburg

Perchten and Krampusses (wild spirits) in many different styles and shapes can be seen throughout the Bavarian and Austrian alpine region during the winter season. They are frightening and not very appealing to the eye.

"Krampus" is the untamed, shaggy spirit that accompanies St. Nicholas. Krampusses usually roam in larger groups. Their traditional costumes and masks are elaborately handcrafted. Krampusses can usually be encountered on and a few days before December 6. 


The 20 museums in the city of Salzburg are extremely diversified, offering art, natural science and technology exhibits. Include cultural highlights in your next vacation and explore the City of Salzburg's treasures.

A visit to one of Salzburg's many museums is not only recommended on a rainy day. No matter if you're interested in natural science, art or technology – the museums offer something for everyone.

Information: www.salzburg.info
For shoppers not far from Salzburg Airport is a large designer outlet center McArthurGlen (Kasernenstraße 1, 5073 Wals-Himmelreich) 
http://www.mcarthurglen.com


Salzburg Open-Air Museum
The Salzburg Open-Air Museum is the largest museum in Salzburg. Here you can see in the open air 100 original buildings from agriculture, crafts, rural, commercial and industrial, rebuilt on the museum grounds. Take an unforgettable ride on the historic steam engine heritage railway through the scenic natural landscape of the museum grounds, whi...
Salzburg Zoo
The Salzburg Zoo is located in the south of Salzburg and opens its doors every day at 9 a.m. In the area of about 14 hectares there are around 1200 animals of 140 different species from all over the world!. At the zoo you can see the animals from Eurasia, America, Africa and Australia etc. Source and further information: http://www.salzburg-zoo.at...
Designer Outlet
For those who likes shopping, not far from Salzburg Airport located a great designer outlet McArthurGlen.Hier you can find all the year round your favorite designer brands with reduction 30% to 70% discount. Besides shopping, there are also a lot of restaurants and cafes with various culinary delights: from local food over Asian to Italian - for...
Brewery Stiegl
In 1492, the "House Bey der Stiegen", was for the first time mentioned as a brewery in documents. In 1650 the Stiegl brewery was the largest of the twelve breweries in Salzburg, and today it is the largest privately owned brewery in Austria with the motto "quality over quantity".Brewery world There is a lot to discover: desides brewing movies, St...
Hangar-7
Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport is a unique architectural work of art. Originally planned to accommodate the Flying Bull's steadily growing collection of historic aircraft, Hangar-7 has become synonymous with avant-garde architecture, modern art and exquisite dining. There is also a restaurant, two bars, an outdoor lounge and a cafe. 7 The Hangar-7 wa...
Haus der Natur (House of Nature) - Nature Museum
There is a good reason why the House of Nature is one of Salzburg's most popular attractions: Giant dinosaurs from long ago inhabit the same space as milestones of space travel. The diverse underwater world of the aquarium encounters rare reptiles from around the world. Furthermore, just as exciting as the journey into the human body are the inte...
Cathedral quarter
The cathedral and the Residenz palace form the historic city centre of Salzburg. For 200 years the passages between the archiepiscopal palace, the cathedral oratories, the cabinet of curiosities and the art galleries were closed or walled up. Then, with the establishment of the DomQuartier, the original unity of the cathedral and Residenz complex...
Fortress Hohensalzburg
One of the symbols of Salzburg: The fortress catches attention already from far way. In turn the visitors of the fortress will be rewarded with wonderful views to the city and the mountains surrounding Salzburg. Who has not been on the fortress, has not been in Salzburg! Contact and information: Festung HohensalzburgMönchsberg 345020 Salzburg...
Hohenwerfen Fortress
Experience the middle ages up close! The imposing fortress from the 11th century invites you to travel back in time. Some breathtaking highlights are the aerial displays of the mostly regional birds of prey in free flight at the historical state falconry center, as well as a great offer for children with a special children’s scavenger hunt &...
Werfen Giant Ice Caves
Not only mountains, also caves can be found in Salzburg; for example, the greatest ice cave on earth. Inside ice palaces, rock formations that are millions of years old, dazzling ice sculptures and glittering crystal worlds expect you. Welcome to the adventure!Contact information: EisriesenweltEishöhlenstraße 305450 Werfen Tel.: +43-662-842690...
Krimml Worlds of Water
Pure fascination: Water is the unique attraction here. Whether nature spectacles, waterfall centre, an aquatic scenario or an aqua-park - the experience delights young and old alike and guarantees an inspiring view of the power of water. Contact and information: WasserWelten KrimmlOberkrimml 455743 KrimmlTel.: +43-662-873673-0E-mail: info@wasse...
Kaprun Alpine Reservoirs
Experience the power of water and eternal ice: Enter a breathtaking world high up in the mountains by transfer buses. The Kaprun Reservoirs offer a unique interaction between the forces of nature and brilliant technological achievements. Adventure physics - close up and tingling! Contact and information: Kaprun HochgebirsstauseenVERBUND Tourismu...
Großglocknet High Alpine Road
The mountain pass Großglockner at the foot of Austria's highest mountain leading 48 kilometers to the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the most fascinating panoramic roads in whole Europe. Towering high above the Pasterze Glacier, the Grossglockner (3,798 m) seems almost within reach. Many instructive trails, exhibitions, tours a...
Mauterndorf Castle
At Mauterndorf Castle, a former toll station and temporary summer residence of the prince archbishops, the Middle Ages are still alive: A perfectly staged castle show delights young as well as old visitors. Numerous playfully designed stations and recreated scenes from the old life guarantee an unforgettable experience - for example, get to know...
Hellbrunn Palace
Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg distinguished by its numerous unique water features: there are fountains, caves and water dispensers, of which you will be surprised. Hellbrunn Palace dates back to the early 17th century. It was built in 1613–19 by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, and named for the "clear spring" that supp...
Café Tomaselli
Café Tomaselli, which is located in the middle of the old town of Salzburg (at "Alter Markt"), is the oldest still working café in Austria. The history of the café dates back to the year 1700. Already Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart could be met there in those days, and still today, especially during the Salzburg Festival, actors, opera stars, and intern...
Mozartkugeln
The praline Mozartkugel, which was invented in 1890 by the confectioner Paul Fürst, consists inside of marzipan, pistachios and chocolate hazelnut paste, covered by a chocolate coating. Paul Fürst wanted to create a perfectly round praline; for that, he put the praline on a small wooden stick and dipped it into chocolate. The original praline -...
Salzburger Nockerln
Salzburger Nockerln, which are made from eggs, sugar and flour, are a speciality from Salzburg. This dessert has a distinctive form that is supposed to represent snowy mountains of Salzburg. Traditionally the dessert consists of three "Nockerln", which have after baking a goldish-brown colour. Salzburger Nockerln are sprinkled with icing sugar.