8 Reasons To Go To Salzburg

Salzburg is the magical town of Austria, full of music, culture and spectacular scenery that will entice and inspire you all year round.

Mozart`s Birth Place
A tall, bright yellow town house stands prominently like a shining beacon in the middle of Getreidegasse, one of the most famous streets in Salzburg. The celebrated composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born here on January 27, 1756. The Mozart family originally lived on the third floor of the “Hagenauer House” for twenty-six years, from 1747 to 1773.

Mozart and Chocolate
The original chocolate Mozartkugel (Mozart Ball) was made by the famous chocolatier, Paul Fürst, in 1890 and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These delicious delicacies are still made by hand from the original recipe. You´ll see many imitations, but there is only one original, dressed up in silver. 

Hangar 7
This futuristic architectural wonder, originally home to a collection of historic aircraft, is in itself impressive. You will find a staggeringly vast space, boasting a unique combination of modern art, spectacular space-age structures  and diverse culinary experiences. Hangar 7  is a surprising and unique experience for the visitors.

World of  Ice Giants
Step inside another world to experience an unsurpassed manifestation of nature. Absolute zero ice formations tower above you in glacial splendor. As you walk through the deep caves, marvelous frozen giants greet you around every corner.

Getreidegasse
This is one of the oldest and prettiest streets in Salzburg.  Most of the buildings have kept their original wrought iron guild shop signs, which adds to the charm.  It is almost as if you are stepping back to the time when Mozart lived at number 9.  Shoppers amble in and out of a quirky mix of high street fashion outlets, tourist stops and luxurious boutiques.  On some days you will even glimpse a woman selling traditional puppets, as she has been doing for over
20 years! 

Schloss Mirabell
Originally built in 1606, this magical fairytale palace was rebuilt in 1710 by Lukas von Hildebrandt a renowned architect of the time. Designed in Italian Baroque style, “Mirabile bella” means “admirable  beauty”, mirroring the ornate interior.  Inside, admire the palace`s intricate wonders, elaborate statues and cute cherubs that greet you at almost every turn.  The Palace`s neoclassical facade stands regally among immaculate, geometrically arranged gardens.

Museum  of Modern Art
A fantastic location on top of the Mönchsberg, you can see a spectacular panorama of Salzburg’s old town and its environs here.  Designed by Munich-based architects Friedrich Hoff Zwink, this urban, modern-style building that maximizes natural light is a piece of modern art in itself.  From the stunning sun terrace, you can bask in the sunlight and admire the view with a culinary delight from the café-restaurant.Before exploring the vast 3,000 square meter space housing both 20th and 21st century art and photography.  Its sister space, the MDM Rupertinum, is located in the historic town center opposite the Festspiele (main festival hall).  This delightful baroque house explores new ideas of modern art with rotating exhibitions, often complementing her bigger brother, the MDM Mönchsberg.

Hohenwerfen Fortress
Visiting this magnificent castle is like stepping back 900 years into a time when you could imagine dragons circled this tall, jagged rock jutting out high above the Salzachtal valley floor. You can take in a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains by simply sitting on the grassy verge surrounding the castle.  Visit the province’s falconry center or venture inside the castle to explore its diverse weaponry collection or investigate its innermost depths.