The “Rome of the North” has been blessed with abundant natural beauty that is richly augmented by its distinctive baroque architecture. Salzburg’s character has been shaped by its history. Long been considered the melting pot of eastern and western European cultures, Salzburg tourism is a lavish mix of the old and the new.
In Salzburg you can explore the centuries-old Hohensalzburg Castle and marvel at the genius of masters at the Museum of Modern Art, all in one day. The city’s beautifully manicured gardens perfectly complement the opulence of its museums and palaces.
Here are some of the things you should know about Salzburg before you visit.
Located on the Northern edge of Alps, Salzburg is Austria’s heart. It is closer to Germany than to Vienna. The city aligns itself around the river Salzach, as it meanders through the city. The south side of the city is dominated by mountains, while the north features rolling plains.
Salzburg enjoys a continental temperate climate which makes for cold winters and mild summers. The city receives the highest rainfall during summer while snow rules during winter. Temperatures in winter range between -7 to 1 °C. Summer temperatures stay between 13 to 15 °C, perfect weather for your Salzburg tours. Summer is the peak time for Salzburg tourism.
Salzburg is the city of arts and music. The birthplace of Mozart celebrates music throughout the year with a plethora of performances that take over the city. The iconic Salzburg Festival is the star of Salzburg tourism. You can groove to some of the best jazz music at the Jazz & The City festival or be thoroughly entertained with gravity-defying acrobatics at the Winterfest.
The museums and the castles are the highlights of Salzburg tours. Especially the Marionette theatre. So, whatever you decide upon, Salzburg will ensure that you experience the best of the city. Select your Salzburg tour packages or Austria tour packages from SOTC. Your adventure in Salzburg awaits.