Be inspired by the style of the Mozart city and explore everything that Salzburg has to offer... the absolute highlights, as well as a stroll through the Old Town area, include Getreidegasse, Hohensalzburg fortress, Mirabell Palace and of course the house where Mozart was born and lived. Various museums and galleries invite inspiring visits and during the Sound of Music tour you get to walk in the footsteps of the Trapp family.
He was the first popstar and in Salzburg he is omnipresent, whether that is his likeness on the 'Mozartkugel' chocolates or in the many shops on Getreidegasse. The first and most important stop in tracing the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg is beyond any doubt the house where he was born on Getreidegasse 9.
In what was the Mozart family apartment at that time there is a museum today, which has countless exhibits of Mozart's life. Numerous places and memorial sites enables his genius to live on: Mozartplatz, Mozartsteg, the Mozart memorial. A second museum about this Salzburg composer is Mozart's home, restored to its original state, in Markartplatz. The world-renown Mozarteum holds Mozart Week annually, as well as various concerts and events based on Mozart.
Hohensalzburg Fortress sets the scene in Salzburg's Old Town area and was constructed in medieval times by Archbishop Gebhart. The emblem of the Mozart city is today the largest preserved medieval fortification in Europe. The fortress is open to visitors and can be accessed on foot and via train. Within the walls you will come across various historical exhibits, from suits of armour to canons – and of course there is the superb view to the rooftops of Salzburg. A trip to Hohensalzburg Fortress is exciting and unique.
A lush oasis set in the middle of the city of Salzburg. Mirabell Gardens live up to expectations. In the warm months, the Mirabell Gardens are radiant, with a wide variety of colours from the tastefully arranged flowers. A place to pause for thought and enjoy yourself. Whether it is in the hedge theatre, at the fountain in front of Mirabell Castle or strolling about, Mirabell gardens are radiant with their unique, natural beauty.
The culture-filled city of Salzburg has something to offer die-hard art lovers too. Some 50 galleries and museums provide fantastic experiences of paintings through to photography, from classical to contemporary. The Graphics Workshop in the Traklhaus, Galerie 5020, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Galerie Budja and Galerie Eboran are key focal points. There are of course plenty of private sales galleries, in particular in Salzburg's Old Town area.
The Mozart city also has plenty of museums: Carolino Augusteum, Museum der Moderne am Mönchsberg, the Baroque museum, Haus der Natur, Rupertinum, Residenzgalerie, the cathedral museum, Rainer-Regimentsmuseum, the Trachtenmuseum and the Ton- und Filmmuseum in Mozart's home - there is something to suit everyone.
The musical filmed in 1965 still breaking all records. The sights based around the Sound of Music are an absolute MUST during a trip to Salzburg. From Mirabell Gardens to Hellbrunn Castle, and also Nonnberg Abbey, through to the church in Mondsee, walking in the footsteps of the Trapp family. Well worth a look!
In the past few years Salzburg has become the leading trade fair city in Austria. At the trade centre area, which has the Salzburg arena, there is also a first-rate event hall. Easy to access from the motorway, and with plenty of car parking options, the trade centre enjoys optimum route networks. From the Hotel Bloberger Hof it is just a few minutes drive to get to Salzburg Arena.