The city of Salzburg wows its visitors from the very first glance. In picturesque surroundings, the city of Mozart is located on the River Salzach, framed by the city's hills. The numerous church towers stretch towards heaven and the Hohensalzburg Fortress rises magnificently over the Baroque ensemble of the historic town. Quite rightly, the entire city centre was nominated as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1997.
Salzburg is an inherent attraction, take a look around and get a feel for the city, let the ambiance work its magic on you, while you visit the numerous sights of the city of Salzburg.
Salzburg has only been part of Austria for the last 200 years. Before that, Salzburg was independent and the prince-archbishops were in charge. They are responsible for the city centre as it looks today. They had churches and castles built, constructed the fortress and created the large squares with their fountains, which lend Salzburg its Italian flair. Enjoy this very special flair when you walk around the city centre.
Fortify yourself during your walk in one of the many coffee houses. In the summer, you can observe the hectic hustle and bustle of festival time from the outdoor tables on one of the squares, with an iced coffee and a delicious piece of cake. In the winter, you can warm your feet in the traditional ambiance of the Café Bazar, Café Tomaselli or one of the many other cafes.
In the summer during the Salzburg Festival, the most important music and performing art festival in the world, art, culture and international guests characterise the city. On the streets and alleys around the Festival Hall, hustle and bustle dominate from mid-July to the end of August. On Domplatz, there is a stage, on which "Jedermann" has been played every year since 1920.
During the Advent season, the Christkindl market attracts many visitors to Salzburg. On the squares around the Cathedral, guests can purchase traditional craft and culinary delicacies. The snow-covered houses and alleys, together with punch and Christmas songs, ensure an extremely reflective atmosphere in Salzburg's city centre.
If you have the time, walk over one of the "city hills" and discover every-changing, dreamy outlooks over the city of Salzburg and its surrounding area from the Mönchsberg or Kapuzinerberg mountain.
Take a holiday in the state of Salzburg and enjoy the flair of the city of Salzburg. Send us your no-obligation inquiry and plan your holiday at the Brandlhof. Spend your holiday in the heart of the Pinzgau Alps. From the 4-star superior Hotel Gut Brandlhof, it takes less than an hour by car to reach Salzburg, the city of Mozart, and all its sights.