Salzburg is a breathtaking alpine city brimming with baroque architecture, rich in musical history and heritage, abundant natural beauty and culture for both connoisseurs and tourists. The city, located on the Salzach River at the northern border of the Alps, is home to more than 200,000 Austrians and offers a complete range of accommodations, vacation rentals and condo rentals for every season.
Salzburg is best known, perhaps, as the birthplace of Mozart and, of course, the setting for the movie “The Sound of Music,” and plenty of related tours and activities are available year-round. Guided excursions will bring you to the settings of the scenes you’ve always loved: the fountain in Mirabell Gardens, Leopoldskron Palace, which served as the façade of the von Trapp estate, and Mondsee Cathedral, where the wedding scene was filmed. Feel like 16, going on 17? Take a spin around the glass pavilion at Hellbrunn Palace, reconstructed for the movie’s devoted fans.
You’ll also find spectacular music festivals, museums, art galleries, and glorious shopping, both in the Old Town of Salzburg, which was nominated as a World Heritage Site in 1996, as well as the contemporary districts, where there are plenty of vacation rentals.
While visiting Old Town, you won’t want to miss the Salzburg Cathedral, the Hohensalzburg Castle, the Nonnberg Abbey, Mozart’s humble birthplace and childhood home and the irresistible shopping on the Getreidegasse, or Grain Lane. Families and animal lovers will enjoy the reasonably priced Salzburg Zoo, which strives to provide natural habitats for its charges.
Salzburg truly is a city for all seasons, with accommodations to match. Summer in Salzburg is lush and temperate, with no shortage of lovely outdoor cafes, bustling markets and other delights. You’ll have your choice of a condo rental, vacation rental or just about any kind of accommodation that meets your needs. Winter brings the charm and splendor of an old European holiday season, with a fabulous selection of holiday lodging to choose from. And while there are no skiing opportunities within Salzburg itself, magnificent slopes are not far away, so the city is the perfect hub for your vacation rental, lodging, dining and cultural events. Unwind after a day downhilling at one of Salzburg’s countless restaurants and nightspots, or ease tired muscles in a hot tub.
Old world charm, alpine beauty, a wide range of accommodation options, culture and history – all wrapped up in Salzburg.
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