Salzburg is one of the largest cities in Austria and is located near the Bavarian border. It is famous as the birthplace of Mozart, the setting of The Sound of Music, and the home of topnotch Baroque architecture. Present-day Salzburg is a pleasant amalgam of world-class holiday destinations and lively festivals.
One of the most popular things to do in Salzburg is to visit its many museums. You’ll find plenty of museums that will surely catch your attention. A back-to-back treat for Mozart fans are the Mozarts Geburtshaus (Mozart’s birth house) and the Mozarts Wohnhaus (Mozart Residence). In these houses-turned-museums, you can find a collection of letters, memorabilia, and portraits of Mozart and his family.
The Salzburg Zoo is open all year round, even on holidays, so you can practically visit it any time you like. It features more than 1,000 animals representing around 140 species, so be ready to to spend the whole day if you want to see all the animals.
The Hohensalzburg Castle is a structure that you can’t miss because it sits atop a hill. You can hike the Festungsberg or ride a funicular to reach it.
Of course, you shouldn’t forget to explore the rest of the Old Town, the great historic center of Salzburg that is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city of Salzburg sits in the temperate continental zone and features warm summers and cold, rainy winters. In summer, the city experiences a daily average temperature ranging between 13.8 – 18.6 °C (56.8 – 65.6 °F). During the winter months, the daily average temperature range between -0.8 – 4.8 °C (30.6 – 40.6 °F).
Perhaps the oldest festival in the city is the Salzburg Festival, a cultural event that features theater performances, concerts, and operas. There are also a number of festivals held during the Easter period and the autumn season.
If you want to take part in the Salzburg Marathon, plan your holiday in early May and register beforehand. This sporting event consists of different categories, so make sure to check the event information before joining.
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