Salzburg is known for the baroque splendour of its old town and being the gateway to the many ski resorts that are close by, that offer a winter paradise for skiers and boarders and in summer become a nature lovers dream. Unspoilt countryside with unique natural attractions such as the Hohe Tauern National Park are part of the attraction, but so is the city’s cultural tradition with the city’s most famous son, Mozart attracting many visitors each year. The world-renowned Salzburg Festival has been taking place since the 1920s and is a big draw each year from July until September, but there are also many other musical and theatrical events to thrill visitors.
Visit Salzburg’s top attraction the ‘Festung Hohensalzburg’ one of the biggest castles in Europe and affording magnificent views over the city
Explore the house that Mozart was born in 1756 which is now a well-known museum dedicated to the musician
Ski with the jet set in Austria’s top ski resorts such Kitzbühel around 15km from the city
Eat a ‘Mozartkugel’ a sweet developed by a famous chocolatier in 1890 and named after Mozart with a pistachio, marzipan and nougat centre and covered in chocolate
Monks have brewed beer in Austria for centuries and during the summer there is nothing nicer than drinking a 1 litre Stein of larger in a shady beer garden
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