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Tour of Salzburg, Austria

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Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria with the Old Town of Salzburg containing many building of baroque architecture. As it is one of the best preserved city centres in Europe, Salzburg was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

The city is surrounded by scenic mountains, is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was the setting for parts of the film The Sound of Music, and has a number of Ski Resorts close by.

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Flights take about 2 hours between UK Airports and Salzburg Airport.

Jet2 provide regular flights between Salzburg Airport and Belfast, Edinburgh . Leeds . Manchester .

Ryanair provide all year flights between Salzburg Airport and London/Stanstead. Seasonal flights from Dublin .

British Airways . EasyJet & Flybe also provide flights to Salzburg. To view from what UK Airports, or International Flights, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salzburg_Airport.

Salzburg Airport is situated about 4 miles southwest of Salzburg. The city bus no. 2 travels (every 10 min.) between Salzburg main railway station and Salzburg Airport. Journey time approx: 20 min. Costs single ticket about €3 (children €2). Google Map.

For information on Taxis and Shuttle Services at the Airport for Salzburg and the Ski Resorts, visit the Airport Website Page. A taxi costs about €20 between the Airport and city centre.

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Salzburg is situated on the Salzach river. The city has rolling plains to the north and mountains to south with the closest mountain being the 6,470 feet Untersberg, situated about 10 miles south of the city center.

The Altstadt, or Old Town, has a number of baroque towers, churches and the large Festung Hohensalzburg Castle sitting high above.

The castle is situated in the centre of Salzburg.

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The Salzburg Museum, situated in the Neue Residenz building on Mozart Square, features Salzburg’s history, art and culture.

Displays show Salzburg from the Bronze Age, to a medieval town, to the city that can be seen today, now a World Heritage Site. Until 1803, the principality of Salzburg was ruled by Archbishops.

The museum also houses paintings by artists of the early 19th century.

Mozart Square is regarded as the centre of Salzburg, a favourite meeting place.

Residence Square, or Residenzplatz, next to Mozart Square, contains the Residence Fountain at 15 meters high, said to be the largest baroque fountain in the world. Built between 1658 and 1661, it is made of marble from the Untersberg mountain.

The water spouting horses here became famous after appearing in the Sound of Music.

The film named (I have confidence in me) started at the Residence Square. The main character in the film (Maria) crossed the square, splashed her hand through the water of the fountain, then boarded a bus for the Trapp family home.

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The house in Getreidegasse 9, was the home of the Mozarts between 1747 and 1773. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here 27th January 1756.

The museum holds relics such as Mozart's fist violin, information of his childhood, his concert violin, family letters, and other possessions of the Mozart family. A few famous paintings of Mozart are also on display including the unfinished oil painting (Mozart at the Piano) by Mozart's brother-in-law Joseph Lange in 1789.

Situated about 470 yards northwest of Mozart Square by walking.

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Salzburg Cathedral is a 17th century baroque cathedral dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg. This is where Mozart was baptized.

The cathedral was designed by the architect Santino Solari for the archbishop Markus Sitticus von Hohenems (1612-19). The cornerstone of the cathedral was laid in 1614, and the building was completed in 1628.

Situated about 200 yards southwest of Mozart Square.

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The Catacombs of Salzburg are one of the top attractions at St. Peter's Cemetery. They are thought to be of early Christian origin.

St. Peter's Cemetery holds the remains of many famous people from the region such as : Santino Solari (architect and builder of Salzburg Cathedral), Nannerl Mozart (Mozart's sister), and Michael Haydn (composer).

Situated about 400 yards southwest of Mozart Square.

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Mirabell Palace was built from 1606 for Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau. The palace was originally named Altenau to house Wolf Dietrich's lover named Salome Alt. They had fifteen children, ten survived. The palace is situated just outside the old city walls

The palace was given its current name by Wolf Dietrich's successor, Markus Sittikus (1612-19). He had Altenau renamed Mirabell after the death of Wolf Dietrich, who was forced to abdicate in 1612, and held prisoner in Hohensalzburg Fortress until his death.

Situated about 0.7 miles northwest of Mozart Square by walking.

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Schloss Leopoldskron is a rococo palace built for Prince Archbishop Leopold Anton Firmian.

In 1959, the Salzburg Global Seminar purchased the palace to be used as a conference center and venue for events.

Although Leopoldskron itself is not open to the public, you can walk around Leopoldskroner Weiher lake, where many locals walk their dogs take in a little bird watching.

Situated about 1 mile southwest of Mozart Square.

Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains is an early Baroque villa near Morzg, built between 1613 and 1619 for Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg.

The palace is a popular tourist attraction in summer with a neighboring zoo, a stone theater, and a small building known as the Monatschlossl, or the (little month-palace). There are also the Trick Fountains, be careful where you sit.

Situated about 3 miles south of Mozart Square.

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Schloss Klessheim was a small house acquired by bishop Johann Ernst Graf Thun in 1690. Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, extended the building from 1700 onwards. Bishop Leopold Anton von Firmian, who had build Schloss Leopoldskron, completed the work to what can be seen today.

Adolf Hitler often used Schloss Klessheim from 1938 to host guests and conferences, as it was outside the reach of allied bombers for most of the war.

On July 7th 1944, Helmuth Stieff attempted to assassinate Hitler in a suicide bombing at Schloss Klessheim, but failed to trigger the bomb. Stieff was also part of another failed assassination attempt just 13 days later.

Klessheim Palace has housed the Salzburg Casino since 1993.

Situated about 4 miles northwest of Salzburg. Visitor Reviews.

Hitler's Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) is a tour not to be missed when in the area. The tour runs between Salzburg and Bavaria, past the hunting castle of Hellbrunn, across the Austrian-Bavarian border, along the Konigsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains, then arrives at the Eagles Nest. An elevator takes you up to the Eagle's Nest.

The Eagle's Nest was built for Adolf Hilter's 50th Birthday by the Head of the Nazi Party, Chancellery Martin Bormann. The building was intended to be a Teahouse for Hitler and his senior military commanders.

Situated about 23 miles south of Salzburg.

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Burg Hohenwerfen is a castle situated about 26 miles south of Salzburg. The castle is surrounded by the impressive Tennengau and Hagen mountain ranges.

Burg Hohenwerfen was used as the castle named Schloss Adler in the film Where Eagles Dare. It also appears in the background of The Sound of Music during the song Do Re Mi.

Can be visited. Website: www.salzburg-burgen.at.

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