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Altstadt von Salzburg, Salzburg

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Surrounded by Monchsberg fortress and with the Salzach River winding its way through this World Heritage Site, Altstadt von Salzburg represents an architectural mix of buildings. The river splits the town into two halves connected by a series of bridges. The left bank of the Salzach, where Roman buildings once stood, is older. Most of the core is pedestrian-only, so enjoy a stroll through the historic town's many narrow streets. The city wears its history on its streets, with buildings from the Middle Ages, Romanesque, Baroque, and Renaissance periods. Visit the fountain in Residence Square, the city's most famous square, and Mozart Square, a hometown tribute to the classical music legend. Plan your Altstadt von Salzburg visit and explore what else you can see and do in Salzburg using our Salzburg tourist route planner.
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There’s no better area to stay in the city where Mozart was born than the historical city center, a World Heritage Site. Salzburg's hub offers comfortable accommodations nestled between a rich array of sights. The Salzach River cuts directly through town, dividing the city into east and west. Look for accommodations in the Altstadt, tucked in between the river and the city’s mountain, Monchsberg. For budget-minded travelers, try a centrally located youth hostel or small hotel. If price isn’t an issue, splurge on Austrian luxury in an upscale hotel.
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  • I have walked through these street twice over two days and the architecture and general buildings are lovely to look at. There is an atmosphere around the area. Lots to see, lots to shop if that's you...  more »
  • realised a long held desire to visit Salzburg, very pretty place, but found the sheer number of tourists somewhat offputting  more »
  • Great. Good guide. Very friendly and humorous atmosphere. Nice to see the familiar places from the film and to hear the background of yhe real persons.  more »