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Salzburg is perhaps the most touristy of Austria's cities, and not without reason. The old inner city is beautiful, the views from the fortress overlooking the old city are stunning. Music lovers come to see the birthplace of Mozart, and other come to see the set of the Sound of Music.
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In the Getreidegasse on number 9, you will find the birthplace of W.A. Mozart. The yellow house which now is a museum was the place where he lived until he was 17. The house is opened every day from 9.00 until 18.00 (and in July and August until 19.00).
From his birthplace Mozart moved to another house in Salzburg, On a square that was then called Hannibalplatz, but now has the name Makartplatz. This house was opened to the public in 1996 and also is a museum nowadays. The house/museum is opened every day from 9.00 until 18.00 (and in July and August until 19.00)
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If you go to visit one castle in Austria and Southern Germany, make it this one. Hohensalzburg is the largest completely intact medevial fortress in Central Europe. Thousand years (almost) of massive stone work sit on a hill and loom over the Salzach River with the city clustering around its ancient protection. Inside the fortress there is an extensive museum about the history of the castle and the region. Don't miss one of the guided tours that take you to the parts of the fortress that are not open to visitors otherwise.
Who doesn´t know the film the Sound of Music, about the family von Trapp? The film was shot in Salzburg and in the region surrounding the city. There are a couple of tours that can bring you to the original places where the film was shot. Most of the tours depart daily and take around 4 hours.
The most famous event in Austria, the Salzburger Festspiele (July to September) dates back to 1920. The festival includes both musical and dramatic performances, which are held throughout the Baroque city of Salzburg. It celebrates the life of Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg, and the annual highlight is the production of Jedermann (Everyman).
Salzburg has average maximum temperatures of around 20 to 24 °C from June to early September and winter temperatures slightly above zero during the day and a few degrees below at night (December-February). Rainfall (or some snow in winter) is quite evenly throughout the year but June to September is much wetter with a maximum of 200 mm of rain in July, when heavy showers occur.
Salzburg Airport (SZG) named W.A. Mozart Airport is situated at the west of the city, only 2.5 kilometres away from the city centre. Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Flybe, Transavia and Thomson Airways, are amongst the airlines that have regular flights to this airport. There are several dozens of airlines more though, some of them being charter airlines.
Some main destinations include Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Berlin, Zürich, Bucharest, Corfu, Gran Canaria, Santorini, Zakynthos, Oslo, Warsaw, Stockholm, Moscow, Crete, Tenerife, Rhodes, Saint Petersburg, Rotterdam, Kiev and Tallinn.
Another option to reach Salzburg by air is to fly to the nearby airport in Munich and travel the last bit by train. There are many intercontinental flights to Munich.
ÖBB (Österreiche Bundesbahn) has train to/from Salzburg. Fast trains leave from the Hauptbahnhof hourly for Vienna’s Westbahnhof (3½ hours), travelling via Linz (1½ hours). The two-hourly express service to Klagenfurt (3¼ hours) runs via Villach.
Trains depart at least every two hours for Innsbruck (two hours) and stop at Kufstein. Trains to Munich take about two hours and run every 30 to 60 minutes, some of the trains continuing to Karlsruhe via Stuttgart.
There are also train connections to Berlin (eight hours), Budapest (seven hours), Prague (seven hours), Rome (10½ hours) and Venice (6½ hours), among other places en route.
Th A1 from Linz, Vienna and the east, the A8/E52 from Munich and the west and the A10/E55 from Villach and the south come together in Salzburg, ending at the loop road around the city.
Check the Postbus website for information about buses in the region and further beyond to other places in Austria.
|Altstadthotel Weisse Taube||Kaigasse 9 Salzburg||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Amadeus||Linzer Gasse 43 - 45||HOTEL||-|
|Ante Portas||Linzer Bundesstrasse 49||Apartment||86|
|B&B House Kernstock||Karolingerstrasse 29 A - 5020 Salzburg||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten||Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 12||Hotel||83|
|Der Salzburgerhof & Hotel-Annex||Kaiserschützenstr. 1&6||HOTEL||86|
|Goldenes Theater Hotel Salzburg||Schallmooser Hauptstrasse 13||Hotel||86|
|Haus Christine||Panoramaweg 3 5300 Hallwang||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Astoria Salzburg||Maxglaner Hauptstrasse 7||Hotel||86|
|Hotel Berghof Graml||Wiener Bundesstr. 55 5300 Hallwang||Hotel||84|
|Hotel Drei Kreuz||Vogelweiderstraße 9 5020||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Garni Evido||Rainerstrasse 25||Hotel||84|
|Hotel Johanneshof||Untersbergstr. 6||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Kohlpeter||Liefeninger Haupstrasse 23||hotel||-|
|Hotel Lasserhof||Lasserstrasse 47||Hotel||83|
|Hotel Lilienhof||Siezenheimer Straße 62 5020 Salzburg||Hotel||85|
|Hotel Markus Sittikus||Markus-Sittikus-Strasse 20||hotel||85|
|Hotel Turnerwirt||Linzer Bundesstrasse 54 A - 5023 Salzburg||Hotel||85|
|The Green Hotel zur Post||Maxglaner Hauptstrasse 45||Hotel||-|
|Jufa Salzburg||Josef Preis Allee 18||Hostel||81|
|Kolpinghaus Salzburg||Adolf-Kolping-Str. 10 5020||Hostel||83|
|Muffin Hostel||Hegigasse 9||Hostel||-|
|Pension Sallerhof||Salzburg Hauptstraße 9 Grödig||Guesthouse||-|
|Salzburg - Eduard Heinrich-Haus||Eduard-Heinrich-Straße 2||Hostel||84|
|Schwärzler Hotel Neutor||Neutorstrasse 8||hotel||85|
|Snooze Hotel||Maxglaner Hauptstrasse 68||Hotel||86|
|Strawberry Youth Hostel Salzburg||Strubergasse 1||Hostel||-|
|Villa Ceconi||Maxglaner Haupstrabe 28 5020 Salzburg||hotel||-|
|Yoho International Youth Hostel Salzburg||Paracelsusstr. 9 A 5020 Salzburg||Hostel||87|
|Youth Hostel Salzburg||Haunspergstra�e 27 5020 Salzburg||HOSTEL||-|
|jess Hotel||Urstein Nord 11||Hotel||-|
|MEININGER Salzburg City Center||Fuerbergstrasse 18-20||HOSTEL||85|
|Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus||Moenchsberg 19c||Hostel||84|
|Muffin Hostel 2||Hostel||-|
|AllYouNeed Hotel Salzburg***||Glockengasse 4b||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Vogelweiderhof||Vogelweiderstrasse 93||HOTEL||-|
|Pension B&B Walser Birnbaum||Walserstr. 147 Wals-Siezenheim||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Villa Cicubo||Vogelweiderstrasse 7||Hotel||-|
Internet cafes are common in bigger cities. Hotels in cities do normally have internet terminals, more expensive hotels provide internet access directly in the rooms. There are many free WiFi Hotspots and quite a few restaurants, cafes and other places offers free wifie. McDonald's has free Wifi, as does Starbucks. Note that some places might charge a fee or includes just limited amounts of time. Be sure that your smartphone is not roaming data, as this will mean a huge bill, especially if you are from outside the EU.
See also International Telephone Calls
The general emergency number is 112.The country calling code to Austria is: 43. To make an international call from Austria, the code is: 00.
Austria has a perfect GSM and 3G (UMTS) network coverage of nearly 100%. If you bring your own cell phone with you assure yourself that it operates on 900 MHz / 1800 MHz (GSM) or 2100Mhz (3G WCDMA). There are cell phones that operate at 1900 MHz (e.g. networks in the United States) which are not supported in Austria. If you plan a longer visit in Austria it might be useful to buy a new mobile with a prepaid card from a local cell phone network provider. Be aware that some remote areas (especially mountainous areas) do not have network coverage yet, though this rather the exception than the rule.Austria has a large number of cell network providers including A1, T-Mobile, Orange (former called One), Drei (3G), Telering, Tele2, Bob and Yesss. Bob and Yesss have the lowest prices. Prepaid card costs €15 including 100 minutes talking time.
For more information, it is best to check the Austrian Postal Service. They have more information about posting letters, postcards and packages to places both in Austria and to other countries in Europe and intercontinental destinations. The standard price for sending domestic letters/postcards is €0.55. Within Europe the price is €0.65, other places in the world are €0.90 to €1.40 for standard letters and postcards. Post offices typically are open between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, though the main ones are sometimes open a few hours longer and on Saturdays (sometimes only mornings) as well. If you want to send parcels internationally, you might consider using an international company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they offer fast and reliable services at relatively affordable rates.
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