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Salzburg is an ideal sightseeing place

Culture meets history

For locals the beauty of the old town of Salzburg is taken for granted but the spoiled natives more and more be aware of the beauties of their home each time they see tourists standing next to them gazing at the cultural backdrops. Living in a town like Salzburg seems to be like living in a dream.

Domestic sightseeing places invite you to be discovered like the cathedral of Salzburg, Fortress Hohensalzburg, the Residence of St. Peter with its impressive cemetery, Franciscan Church and the Church of University - and not be forgotten - the festival theatre and the House of Mozart and the Felsenreitschule. On the right side of the river Salzach one has to visit the romantic Mirabell Gardens (by the way one of the most famous photographic motives) and the Sebastian Church should also not be missed. Not far away from the city center you find Castle Hellbrunn with its beautiful gardens and funny water games and furthermore the zoo of Salzburg and the Castle Klessheim with its casino.

Fortress Hohensalzburg

In the long history of  Fortress Hohensalzburg anybody who besieged the fortress has ever been successful in conquering. 
The castle has long been defence work and occassinally residence of pricne provost and furthermore also functioned as barracks or prision. Prince provost Wolf  Dietrich was kept in prison by his nephew and his follower Markus Sittikus at that place for a duration of  five years until his death in 1617.
Nowadays the fortress can be visited throughout the whole year. Artists from all over the world arrive in summer to join the international summer academy. Furthermore regularly events, like concerts or in summer "Jedermann" are taken place  in the rooms of the medieval ages, in the romantic castle courtyard and bastion.

Cathedral Salzburg

Probably the most important piece of sacral architecture in Salzburg, and one of the city’s best-known landmarks, is the ‘Salzburger Dom’ cathedral with its magnificent facade and mighty dome. Destroyed by fire, rebuilt, enlarged and extended, it provides evidence of the power once held in the hands of Salzburg’s archbishops. Among the items most worthy of being seen in Salzburg cathedral are the breath-taking organ, the gates of the church and the font, once used to baptise Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart .

Getreidegasse

It's surely Salzburg's most popular shopping street and own not only charme due to its narrow and high buildings but also of  the luxury shops. Furhtermore you find romance because of romantic passages and inner courtyards. The description "Getreidegasse" has gone through some changings. Originally the street has been called Trabe-, Trab- oder Trav-Gasse, and has come down from the tribbling of hourses. Later, the street was named "Tragasse," "Traidgasse," and over "Getreidgasse" finally to "Getreidegasse." At the beginnig the name of the street has not had any connection with "Getreide." The beautiful house frontages and small windows are very typical for thas place. In addition Mozart's Birthplace,so called House No. 9 is one of the most famous locations. The former housings of Mozart family have been replaced by a museum today.

Old Residence of Salzburg

A great sense of awe strikes our visitors as they view the stately rooms at the Residenz zu Salzburg. 200 years of architectural and decorative work covering the renaissance, baroque and classical periods is on display in the form of precious frescos, paintings, ceramic fireplaces, stoves and clocks. Even back in the feudal baroque era this urban ‘palais’ was one of the most splendid representative buildings in the German speaking lands.
Feel free to stand and stare!

The New Residence

It seems as if  it could not find a decision: The New Residence focuses the luxury fountain of the Residence Place, to the Cathedral and the Old Residence. At the same time it contributes significantly to the flair of Mozart Place. The orchestra bells are an tourist attraction a few times a day. 

St. Peter in Salzburg

In the year 700, a Franconian missionary, called Rupert arrived in Salzburg and established Church St. Peter, based an a Roman ground and a monastery. In one of the right chapels you find the grave of  Johann Michael Haydn and a plate of marble that is to remember Mozart's sister Nannerl. 

The old Monastery of Saint Peter

The Benedictine Archabbey of Saint Peter is the oldest monastery still in existence in the German-speaking areas. At the heart is a church with elaborate Rococo fixtures and fittings and, being set in such unique surroundings, the graveyard is one of the oldest and most beautiful places of rest in the world.
Celebrities, artists, intellectuals and merchants were laid to rest here: Santino Solari, Nannerl Mozart, Michael Haydn, Sigmund Haffner and many others. Another special feature of the Petersfriedhof graveyard is the early Christian catacombs hewn into the side of Monchsberg Hill and accessible all year round.

Mozart's Birthplace

Salzburg’s ‘Wunderkind’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – was born in what is known as the ‘Hagenauer House’ at no. 9 Getreidegasse on the 27th January 1756. He lived there with his sister ‘Nannerl’ and his parents until 1773. Mozart’s ‘Geburtshaus’ now houses a museum open all year round.
Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart lived on the third floor of the ‘Hagenauer House’ at no. 9 Getreidegasse for a total of 26 years, from 1747 to 1773. The house was named after its owner, the merchant, purveyor of spices and friend of the Mozart family, Johann Lorenz Hagenauer. On the 27th January 1756 it became the birthplace of the now world famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mozart-Home
also called "Tanzmeisterhaus," first mentioned in 1617, exited until 1685 out of two buildings. On 3rd August 1711, Lorenz Speckner received permission to hold up dance lessons en secret for lords. Accoding to population cencus from 1713, the house is called "Tanzmeisterhaus." At former times the dancing master played an important role. He didn't only teach how to dance but also he prepared the young lords for their later court life.

Large Festival Hall

situated in the Hofstallgasse counts to the most impressive play grounds of Salzburg's festival games. In front of the entrance you find visitors of high society that show up every year and at the same time internatinal photographers to taking photos of them. Just before important premieres, they rank infront of the entrance in their limousines in the Hofstallgasse to present luxury.

Schloss Mirabell und Mirabell Gardens

It was a love present of  archbishop Wolf Dietrich of Raitenau for Salome Alt. After his death, the castle was renamed from his follower Markus Siticus from Hohenems to "Mirabell.". The Marble Hall, a former banquet hall of the prince archbishops, now serves as one of the " world's most beautiful wedding halls. The Mirabell Garden was created by Kaiser Franz Joseph for the public and until today has become an important photographic motive.

Hellbrunn Palace

with its ample parks and its unifique water games is an architectional highlight and jewel at the outskirt area of Salzburg. It belongs until today to the most beautiful Renaissance buildings of the Northern Alps. 
From the beginning water have become the most significant element of the castle.   Many sources of the Hellbrunner Mountains bring a lots of life to the estate. Hidden in green shadows of forests or appearing out of secret hiding places -  since 400 years the water games are the key part of the worldwide famous Hellbrunner amenities.

Water Games Hellbrunn

In earlier time daily excursioin, manhunts and dignified welcomings used to attract people to come to Hellbrunn - nowadays those events have been replaced by seminars and conferences and further glamorous events. In the meanwhile the castle has become an international place for events. As a result of a building that was created 400 years ago!

Klessheim Palace

Klessheim Palace has a very grand and inspiring appearance: the entrance with the magnificent Triton Fountain, the loggia, entrance hall and staircase perpetuate some of the baroque splendor of the past. A reclining stag, its antlers studded with gold stars, is found on a pedestal at each entrance ramp, reminiscent of Archbishop Firmian's coat of arms. The stucco on the inside is the work of Paolo d'Allio and Diego Francesco Carlone, created to plans by Fischer von Erlach.
Hochherrschaftlich präsentiert sich Schloss Klessheim dem Besucher: die Auffahrt mit dem prachtvollen Tritonenbrunnen, die Loggia, die Eingangshalle und das Treppenhaus lassen etwas von dem barocken Prunk der damaligen Zeit erahnen. Die zum Schloss gehörende Gartenanlage, die mit einer hohen Schlossmauer und 11 Wächterhäuschen versehen ist, bestand wohl von Anfang an, aus drei jeweils von Mauern voneinander getrennten Teilen: den Meierhofgarten (Wirtschaftsgarten), den Ziergarten und den Fasangarten (Jagdgarten).
Seit 1993 ist das Casino Salzburg in den prachtvollen Räumlichkeiten des Schloss Klessheim untergebracht. Besucher schätzen heute vor allem das Nebeneinander von Barockkunst und modernem Spiel, das das besondere Flair des Casinos auszeichnet. Das Spielangebot umfasst 5 American-Roulette-Tische, 5 Black-Jack-Tische, einen Easy Hold'em-Poker-Tisch, 6 Poker-Tische, einen Tropical-Stud-Poker-Tisch, 10 Easy-Roulette und 106 Spielautomaten.

Museum of Natural History and Technology

It's a museum about nature and technology with an aqarium, gigantic dinosaurs from millions of years ago. Furthermore one find exhibits from the age of space travel. The underwater diversity of the aquarium gets together with rare reptiles from all over the World. The journey around the human body and interactive experiments in the Science Center guarantee even more excitement. Discover the fascination of nature.
The numerous exhibitions also allow other voyages of discovery - from the Arctic Circle to the tropical rainforests; domestic river landscapes to far-away deserts, bizarre deep sea life forms and fabulous crystals from deep within the earth. Once you’ve seen all this, there’s no denying that the biggest adventure on the planet is the natural world. Permant new special exhibitions offers a huge variety of possibilities and care for attraction. 

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