Salzburg Old Town
Austria, Salzburg

The old city of Salzburg is one of two objects of Austria that have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The spoiled residents of Salzburg often do not notice the unique charm of the Old Town, which is easy not to notice against the background of everyday life, until their guests begin to admire the breathtaking beauty. Enthusiastic sayings like “It should be wonderful, to live in such a beautiful city!” Sometimes make an average resident of Salzburg feel awkward. After all, only then does he realize how little attention he devotes to the stunning exterior of his city. The city of Salzburg - and especially its historical center - in fact, one of the most beautiful places in Europe, it earned international recognition in 1997 when it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.What is so special about Salzburg? The Salzach River, originating in the Alps, divides the Old Town into two halves.The left bank of the Salzach is the old part of the city where the ancient Roman settlements were located.Nontal Bridge, Mozart's Pedestrian Bridge, State Bridge, Makart Pedestrian Bridge and Müln Pedestrian Bridge connect the two sides of the Old Town.The Old Town is located in the picturesque surroundings of Mount Mönchsberg, crowned with a fortress that is visible for many kilometers. The mountain separates the old part of Salzburg from the modern city. This is a popular place for walking with the townspeople. In addition to the beautiful view of the city from its top and clean air, Mount Mönchsberg attracts tourists with its accessibility to climb. You can climb to the top on the oldest elevator in Europe. The tunnel that the elevator runs through is broken right into the rock in 1767. Being on the mountain, tourists can see perhaps the most beautiful panoramic view of the city. The Old City with its variety of buildings of various architectural styles is a delight, not even for a professional. Here a series of laws on the conservation of the city, which are strictly enforced. Strolling through the countless narrow streets, the most famous of which are: Getreidegasse, Judengasse, Goldgasse, Kaigasse, Linzergasse and Steingasse, guests of the city have the opportunity to see buildings from the Middle Ages, Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance, as well as houses in an elegant classic style. There is not a single era that would not leave its architectural mark in Salzburg. Most of the Old Town is a pedestrian area. The old town is relatively small. In time, a walk will take about 20 minutes to go from Nonntal (southern outskirts) to Mülln (northern outskirts). If you are in a hurry, or just tired, you can ride around the old city in a horse drawn carriage. This is the only transport of the quarter. The most famous Old Town squares include Residence Square with its magnificent fountain and neighboring Old Market, University Square, and Mozart Square with a monument to a genius. On the squares there are information offices for tourists. There is no shortage of impressive buildings, the most striking of which are: the cathedral, the Hohensalzburg fortress, the Residences of the monarchs, St. Peter's monastery with its impressive cemetery, the Franciscan churches and the Cathedral Church, as well as the Bolshoi and Maly festival halls, the summer Riding School. On the right bank of the Salzach you can not miss the Mirabell Palace with the romantic Mirabell Garden or the Church of St. Sebastian. The Helbrunn Palace with its Trick Fountains and the zoo are located near the city gates. If you plan to visit the Old Town, pay attention to the fact that excursions are possible not only on land, but also on water. Since 2002, a sightseeing ship has been running along the river, from the deck of which you will appreciate all the beauty of Salzburg, as well as take quite a few beautiful panoramic pictures of this amazing city.

Tourist Objects nearby
Salzburg Cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral
St. Peter's Church in Salzburg
St. Peter's Church in Salzburg
New Residence in Salzburg
New Residence in Salzburg
Helbrunn Palace and Salzburg Fountain Park
Helbrunn Palace and Salzburg Fountain Park
Mozart's Birthplace
Mozart's Birthplace
Klesheim Palace - Salzburg Casino
Klesheim Palace - Salzburg Casino
Salzburg Mozart Airport
Salzburg Mozart Airport
Museum of Natural History and Technology
Museum of Natural History and Technology
Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg
Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg
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