Salzburg is not only the oldest city in Austria but also the gateway to the Alps, which is located in the western part of the country. It is most fondly remembered as the birthplace of Mozart. The architectural style of the city is dominated by The Baroque, main representatives of which are the Salzburg Catholic Church and the Mihabel Garden. The Hellbrunn Palace and its palace gardens have the famous fountains that attract thousands of tourists every year. On the international cultural scene, it is the “Festival City”. During the summer of every year, the Salzburg Festival transforms the city into one giant stage. Tourists find many places to visit in Salzburg and also like to travel to the historic centre and the scenic Alpine surroundings.
Most tourists visit the city during summer to get rid of the heavy crowd, September and October are the best times to visit and enjoy the beautifully pruned gardens in comfortable temperatures.
Although the charming Salzburg climate in spring and summer makes the hillsides sing and bloom, March and April are still somewhat cold. In winter it will support lively strolls in several open gardens. If you are a skier, then you will be right at home because the surrounding mountains welcome snow.
There are countless fascinating insights and surprising moments around every corner of the city. Places to visit in Salzburg, where you can experience the rich history of the city, include the Mozart museums, the Getreidegasse, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Hellbrunn Palace, and many more.