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Salzburg

Country
Austria
State
Salzburg
City
Salzburg
Type of Location
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How to Reach

By plane

Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport, Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95, . The Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport (IATA: SZG) is situated about 20 minutes from the center of the city. Connection with the city is provided by a trolley bus . The airport has direct connections from Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Birmingham, Coventry, Exeter, London, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Vienna, all big German cities, and Zurich. For more connections you may prefer flying to Munich and taking the train to Salzburg.

By train

Salzburg's train station, the Hauptbahnhof, is located to the north of the Salzach River within the New Town of Salzburg. The train ride from Munich to Salzburg takes about an hour and a half, and international trains operate from Zurich, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Budapest to name just a few destinations. Inter-city trains operate very frequently (especially to Vienna where services are almost hourly). The station itself is currently undergoing renovation, slated to be finished by 2014

By bus

ShuttleCeskyKrumlov.com (Shuttle bus from/to Cesky Krumlov). 2.5 hours. offers door-to-door shuttle bus and private car/van transportation to Salzburg from Cesky Krumlov, Linz and back for 1.050 CZK (44 EUR) per person. See the timetable. €44.  edit
CK Shuttle (Cesky Krumlov shuttlebus service). offers a door-to-door transportation service from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg and back for 1.100 CZK (44 EUR) per person. The ride takes about 3 hours. €44.

By car

Salzburg is well connected to both Wien (Vienna) and Munich, Germany via the autobahns A8 (Munich - Salzburg) and A1 (Salzburg - Vienna). There is an Austrian Motorway "Vignette" you have to purchase. The price varies depending on if you buy a yearly or 10 day vignette.

Key places to visit
Salzburg Cathedral, Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg Residenz, Nonnberg Abbey, Mirabell Palace, Schloss Leopoldskron


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Places to Visit

Salzburg Cathedral

The Salzburg Cathedralis a 17th century baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg in the city of Salzburg, dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg.It is the site of Mozart's baptism. And the composer Anton Diabelli sang in the Salzburg Cathedral boys' choir in the late 1700s

Hohensalzburg Castle

Hohensalzburg Castle (German: Festung Hohensalzburg, literally "High Salzburg Fortress") is a castle in the Austrian city of Salzburg, atop the Festungsberg mountain. Erected at the behest of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg, it today with a length of 250 m (820 ft) and a width of 150 m (490 ft), is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.

Salzburg Residenz

A spacious building first documented in 1120. It was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries, especially by archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau. The wing of the Alter Markt was built under Markus Sittikus, whilst the Haupthof was completed under Paris Lodron, expanded under Guidobald von Thun and given a new facade under Franz Anton von Harrach.
It now houses the Residenzgalerie. The gallery presents paintings of the 16th to the 18th century and austrian paintings of the 19th century.

Nonnberg Abbey

Nonnberg Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Salzburg, Austria.It was founded ca. 714 by Saint Rupert of Salzburg and is the oldest women's religious house in the German-speaking world. Its first abbess was Saint Erentrudis of Salzburg, who was either a niece or a sister of Saint Rupert.The abbey's endowment was provided by Theodebert, Duke of Bavaria, and augmented by Emperor Henry II, who was also Duke of Bavaria.

Mirabell Palace

The Mirabell Palace is a historical building in Salzburg, Salzburgerland, Austria.It was built in the Baroque style, with Italian and French models, by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau in 1606. In its geometrically-arranged gardens are mythology-themed statues dating from 1730 and four groups of sculpture (Eneas, Hercules, Paris and Pluton) by the Italian sculptor Ottavio Mosto, from 1690. It is noted for its boxwood layouts.

Schloss Leopoldskron

Schloss Leopoldskron is a rococo palace and a national historic monument in Leopoldskron-Moos, a southern district of the city of Salzburg, Austria. The palace is located on the lake Leopoldskroner Weiher. Leopoldskron-Moos, an affluent residential area, reaches to the foot of the 1853m high Untersberg and features a number of still working farms as well as a peat-bog. The palace has been home to the Salzburg Global Seminar since 1947.

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