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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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a seriously weird place. A plethora of Christmas-themed shops and museums in high summer. Mozart themed .... welk, everthing! Men in lederhosen and women dressed as oldie-worldie milk maids. S...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    A walk through the old town is recommended. Very beautiful ancient building. To do this, the weather was a stunner on the day. Here I come again.
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  • August 16, 2017
    City tourist but small, much more pleasant and quiet than Vienna. It is worth spending a day or two, but you can't for much more
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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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