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Salzburg Old Town and Castle
They are impressive and well-preserved. Each is a world famous Salzburg icon.
Old Town (overall)
Alstadt (German name) is an historical urban area with picturesque baroque buildings and narrow streets. It's compact enough to explore easily on foot.
This medieval Hohensalzxurg (in German) sits high on a hill and is one of Europe's largest castles. Though its interior attractions are modestly appealing, the castle offers a marvelous view of the city and, to a lesser degree, of the Alps. A funicular takes you up from the town.
This long, narrow, and well-touristed shopping street is lined with interesting baroque facades.
Other popular attractions
They include Mirabell Castle (don't miss its gardens and Marble Hall), Mozart Dinner Concert (musicians and singers are entertaining but the food is wedding banquet quality) Mozart's Birthplace
For bygone centuries, the city has been closely associated with music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and reared here. And the famous film musical "Sound of Music" used the baroque old town for many of its scenic backdrops.
Salzburg translates "salt castle". Salt mining and shipping were major industries in the region.
Location in Austria
Salzburg lies approximately 300 kilometers (180 miles) west of Vienna.
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