Postcard From Salzburg

Take a short holiday and visit the fourth-largest city in Austria - Salzburg. The city is famous for many reasons, but mainly for its baroque architecture and the house where Mozart was born.  Less well known is the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which looms above the city and creates the typical Salzburg panorama with a background of majestic mountains. The city was also the setting for the musical film  The Sound of Music, which was based on a true story and won  five Academy Awards.

The city has a lot to offer and is worth visiting at any time during the year, but the best time is from the early spring through the summer till autumn.  The wintertime offers romantic Christmas markets. 

There is no need to climb the steep rock path to visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. Regular access from the city centre is provided by comfortable cableway. The view is spectacular in all directions. 

When you get hungry, there will be many great opportunities to eat on the main street, with choices ranging from traditional Austrian cuisine to lovely finger food on Getreidegasse.

View to the city square – the place of common open air exhibitions / Photo: Shutterstock

Mozart‘s Birthplace / Photo: Shutterstock

In recent years it has become fashionable to wear the traditional Austrian national costume, which is distinguished by leather trousers for men and beautiful skirts and embroidered jackets for women.  Austrian national dress is now routinely day-to-day and is no longer reserved for special occasions / Photo: Martina Advaney

View across the lake towards the Hotel Schloss Leopold – the setting for the Trapp Villa in The Sound of Music / Photo: Martina Advaney

The Park of the Hotel Schloss Leopold / Photo: Martina Advaney

The Park of the Hotel Schloss Leopold with awe-inspiring mountains in the background / Photo: Martina Advaney

Early Spring in Salzburg / Photo: Martina Advaney

Overlooking the Salzburg area from the Panoramagasthof DaxLueg, which is a short driving distance from Salzburg / Photo: Martina Advaney

At this time of year, the weather in Salzburg can offer conditions from every season.  In March, it is not unusual to experience cold temperatures with heavy snow, and then temperatures around 20 C within one week / Photo: Martina Advaney

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