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Salzburg Guide

Travel Guide to Salzburg, Austria with rail maps and stations

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Salzburg is becoming an increasingly popular destination for visitors and rightly so. Acclaimed by all the guide books as one of the prettiest cities in Europe, with a population of just 150,000 it still retains a homely small-city atmosphere. Its location on the banks of the Salzach river and beneath the cliffs of the rocky hill, Mönchsberg is enviable.

Lying just two hours from Munich by train, Salzburg lies just inside the German-Austrian border. As the birthplace of Mozart Salzburg it offers a wonderfully preserved old town which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as some of the most stunning surrounding landscapes as a result of its position just a stonesthrow from the Alps.

Location Facts:

Country: Austria
Capital: Vienna
Language: German
Currency: Euro

Main Train Stations

Major Airports

Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport
Insbrucker Bundesstrasse 95, Salzburg

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Recommended Visitor Attractions

The Original Sound of Music Tour
Bus-Terminal Mirabellplatz - St. Andrä Kirche, A-5020 Salzburg

Recommended Events

Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele)
Locations throughout Salzburg
When: Starts in July and ends in August
Salzburg's annual music and drama festival - a perfect way to spend a summer's day in Europe.
International Hot Air Balloon Week
Various venues, Filzmoos, Salzburg
When: Happens in January
This annual festival has a competition that attracts over 40 balloon teams from all over the world.

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