Salzburg
Salzburg

As surely as we know what the hills are alive with we know too what the streets of Austria's third-largest city are alive with - tourists. Perhaps too beautiful for it's own good, the town attracts armies of them. Nonetheless, Salzburg must be seen. The old town center is a glorious collection of palaces, churches, courtyards, and statuary, most of which were conceived and commissioned by a lecherous, ego-driven cleric, the Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, who fathered 15 children out of wedlock - all with the same woman.

Salzburg is also the birthplace of Mozart and he is still a major presence.

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Top Sights

  • Hohensalzburg fortress
  • the Dom (cathedral)
  • Mirabell Gardens
  • St. Peter's Cemetery

Suggested Activities

  • Visit Wolf Dietrich's ostentatious tomb in the St. Sebastian cemetery (Mozart's wife and father are also buried in this cemetery)

Places to Stay

  • Altstadt Radisson Judengasse 15, A-5020, tel. +43/0662/848 5710, fax 848 57 16, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hotel Jedermann Rupertgasse 25, A-5020, tel. +43/0662/873 2410, fax 873 2419, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Schloss Haunsperg Hammerstrasse 32, Oberalm Bei Hallein (outside of Salzburg), A-5411, tel. +43/06245/80 662, fax 85 680, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Places to Dine

  • Lunch at Peterskeller (St.-Peter-Bezirk 1-4, tel. 0662/841-2680), Austria's oldest restaurant
  • Dinner at Gasthof Auerhahn, Bahnhofstrasse 15, tel. +43/0662/451052, fax 451052-3