Salzburg: city with a rich history

The city of Salzburg is just over an hour away from Dormio Resort Obertraun. It is an ideal destination for a day trip. Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria with over 150,000 inhabitants. And it is of course also the birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The birth house of Mozart (Mozart's Geburtshaus or Hagenauerhaus) has been a museum since 1880 in the Getreidegasse in Salzburg. The museum is of course dedicated to the life and work of the famous composer who was born here on the third floor.

 

Salzburger Festspiele

To honor the famous composer, the Salzburger Festspiele are annually organized in May and August. It’s one of the most famous classical music festivals in the world.

Sound of Music

You can’t get around it. Everywhere in Salzburg you will be reminded of the famous musical 'The Sound of Music'. Scenes for this film have been recorded at various locations in the city, also including the Trapphaus. There a special city bus tour to visit all the famous movie locations.

 

Inner city of Salzburg

The inner city of Salzburg is officially listed World Heritage of UNESCO. Thanks to the many Baroque buildings, with the Dom and the Hohensalzburg fortress towering high above the city. This fortress is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe with a length of 250 meters and a width of 150 meters.

 

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