Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital city of the federal state of Salzburg. The city is noted for its Alpine setting
Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid-20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the American musical and film "The Sound of Music."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The house in Salzburg in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on the January 27, 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. No other place makes the person behind the artist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his music as palpable as his birthplace.
A stylish statue fronting a Salzburg building.
Joseph Mohr was an Austrian Roman Catholic priest and composer, who wrote the words to the Christmas carol "Silent Night." This plaque in Salzburg marks the spot where he lived.
Hohensalzburg Castle atop the Festungsberg mountain in Salburg is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. This is one of the castle windows from the 18th century.
From the elevated height of Hohensalzburg Castle this is a view of the surrounding countryside.
Salzburg, Austria is on the banks of the Salzach River. A handful of bridges connect both sides of the city, and they are widely used by locals and visitors alike.
The famous Mirabell Gardens were opened to the public by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1854. Today they are a horticultural masterpiece and popular backdrop for photographers.
Nuns entering historic St. George's Chapel inside of Hohensalzburg Castle, in Salzburg, Austria.