A traveler's guide to sites in Salzburg

It may surprise you to learn that you are already familiar with some of the sights in Salzburg, Austria. This amazing city with its countless Renaissance churches and castles is featured in the movie The Sound of Music . Situated at the foot of the Alps, Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. The city is Mozart's birthplace, and the story is cove around every corner. Sights and sounds of this well-preserved city will amaze and delight even the most experienced travelers.

Arriving in Salzburg, you will be greeted by the sight of Hohensalzburg Castle (Festung Hohensalzburg), which sits on the top of Festungsberg Hill and serenity to rule over the city. Building of the castle began in the early 1500, and has served many applications over 500 years & # 39; – like barracks, ammunition depot, dungeon, and even a prison during World War II. It is one of the largest and most authentic castles throughout Europe, and a very popular tourist destination. After strengthening a trip in the dishonest elevator to the top of Festungsberg Hill, you get a great panoramic view of the city.

Another popular, must see site is Nonnberg Abbey. It was founded in 714 and is one of the oldest surviving women's monasteries. Made famous by our favorite song non from The Sound of Music this is the monastery where the original Maria von Trapp learned after World War II. It seems that you can only stand with deep respect and awe when you get into the gates.

If you are in the mood to spend some holiday dollars, I would suggest a walk down Getreibegasse – a large shopping area with expensive stores that will meet (possibly exceed) all your shopping needs. This street is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (his house is located at number 9 Getreibegasse) and once housed in Salzburg elite dealers, doctors and wealthy citizens. It's one of the busiest and cleanest streets you'll find – every Saturday and during the holidays the street is washed with water to wash all dirt down to the Salzach River. In addition to visiting all the various shops and expensive stores, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the many street performers and vendors who seem to occupy every corner.

You can find many amazing places to visit in Salzburg. The city is rich with historic cathedrals, monasteries and breweries that will inspire the hidden poems of its visitors. You can find yourself lost in the rich Austrian heritage while strolling around the city or sitting in a pub. It's an experience you want to tax for the rest of your life.

Source by Robert K Kennedy