Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg

Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
Surrounded by Monchsberg fortress and with the Salzach River winding its way through this World Heritage Site, Salzburger Altstadt 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 itsĀ 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. By using our Salzburg online road trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Salzburger Altstadt and other attractions in Salzburg.
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  • We briefly visited Salzburg in 2019 and dearly wanted to return for a longer visit. However, while we are fully vaccinated, due to the muddling around by the EU with vaccines we are now making plans....  more »
  • This was a good spot for a day stop between Hallstatt and Munich. The town is beautiful, and has some good locations for Sound of Music fans. Prepare for a bit of a hike up the steep paths to the...  more »
  • When you are around, this is definitely a wonderful place to visit. If you only have a few hours, concentrate on the area around the cathedral, but is it recommendable to take at least a day for...  more »

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