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  • Innsbruck
  • General information

    Official language: German
    Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
    Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • The city of Mozart

    Salzburg is known for having huge pride of its the most famous citizen – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There is an airport, a music high school, a square in the city’s centre and even sweets that has his name!

  • Short opening hours

    Upon visiting Salzburg, bear in mind that shops are opened there very shortly. During weekdays you can shop till 20, but on Saturdays they are closing earlier, whereas on Sundays they are completely shut the whole day.

  • Down-in-the-mouth face

    In the Mirabel garden there is a vase with portrait of, apparently typical, down-in-the-mouth face of the city’s citizen. It is worth to visit that place not only due to the vase, but remember at the same time that it is just a stereotype.

What’s worth seeing in Salzburg?

Salzburg is a capital of federated state of the same name, situated in northern-western part of Austria. It is located in the Alpine part of the city, by the river Salzach and is one of the most eagerly visited cities. It has beautiful old town, which value was appreciated in 1996, when it got on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Salzburg has more than one thousand years and the name referring to salt, as nature gifted it with one of the biggest resource of it in that times in this part of Europe. The city is often compared to Rome, thanks to big amount of historical buildings. In the city’s centre itself you can count as much as 20 churches in Baroque style. Look for Mozart’s house, situated at Getreidegasse 9, in yellow town house. In a place where a famous composer was born, there is today a museum dedicated to him.

Around 50 kilometres form the city there is situated a lovely lake Wolfgangsee, that embodies depictions about the Alpine area. Wake up early in the morning, prepare some food and go there, and it’s guaranteed you will have an unique, relaxed, breakfast experience with outstanding nature at your hand. There is a big chance that in the mornings you won’t meet there many tourists, so it so worth to sacrifice a couple of hours of sleep for that opportunity. 
 
What to eat in the city of Mozart? For sure try Mozartkugel – chocolate that is a symbol of Salzburg, produced since the year 1890! You can get it in one of four candy shops Paul Fürst. Another, widely popular desert is a delicious soufflé, Salzburger Nockerl, prepared on the spot in a restaurant or a cafe. If you are a fan of beer, you will definitely be interested in fact that culture of drinking this alcohol in Salzburg has a 500 years history! The city is called a beer capital of Austria, and in its neighbourhood there are around 10 breweries. Certificated specialists in beer industry are educated there, which happens only in a few places in the world.

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