Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Salzburg, the birthplace of world-famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the touristic centre of the state of Salzburg and accommodates guests from all over the world in its cosy hotels.
The hotels and sights in Salzburg are surmounted by the venerable Salzburg Cathedral, the oldest baroque church north of the Alps.
While staying at a hotel in Salzburg, you should have a look at the cathedral’s beautiful fresco in the main aisle, the high altar and the bronze baptismal font (where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized).
On the east side of the Cathedral you will find the New Residence, where you can see the flamboyant halls and the Salzburg Museum, which will inform you about the city’s history of art and culture.
On the Festungsberg hill you will find Salzburg’s landmark, the fortress Hohensalzburg. During your stay at a hotel in Salzburg you should not miss to visit this fortress, which is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.
Salzburg hotel guests may have a guided tour around the castle, visit atmospheric concerts or attend a course at Salzburg’s summer academy.
If you are staying at a hotel in Salzburg’s district Morzg you should pay a visit to the famous Hellbrunn Palace with its unique trick fountains.
Numerous guests book a hotel in Salzburg in order to learn more about the composer Mozart. While staying at a Salzburg hotel on a short trip you should make sure to visit some sites of his life and works.
In the alley Getreidegasse you will find Mozart’s Birthplace. The Mozarteum University houses the Mozart Archive and Library.
In the Bastion Garden the Salzburg hotel guests can see The Magic Flute House.
Salzburg’s hotels are frequently fully booked due to numerous events. While staying at a hotel in Salzburg during the summer months, you should make sure to visit the Salzburg Festival. You will be able to reach your hotel comfortably by suburban trains or busses.