The city of Salzburg is famous the world over as the birthplace of the famous composer Mozart. Yet you do not have to be a Sound of Music fan to enjoy the attractions of the city.
One of the most scenic cities of Europe, Salzburg and the surrounding regions offer the tourists a fascinating experience. You can marvel at the baroque architecture or the scenic landscape dotted with dramatic mountain ranges, salt mines and spectacular ice caves. Impressive monuments stand witness to the reigns of the Prince Archbishops of Austria. Renowned architects and artists worked throughout the centuries to create architectural jewels that have withstood the test of time.
A major attraction of Salzburg city is the Altstadt (old town), situated on the south bank of the river. The place abounds in churches, plazas, courtyards and fountains, oozing charm, warmth and hospitality.
No visit to Salzburg can be complete without paying homage to the city's most famous son-Wolfgang Mozart. You can explore the Mozart residence. The exhibits are worth seeing and the audio tour provides an interesting insight into the life of the great composer and his works. You can hear the sound of Mozart's Magic Flute and other famous compositions between those historic walls.