Mozart, the sound of music

Meet Mozart in Salzburg

Mozarts house in Salzburg
Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Come and join us on a wonderful ride with breath-taking views! Tour the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg as well as the beautiful landscapes where the opening scenes of the movie The Sound of Music were filmed!


Some of the best-known sights on the left bank of the River Salzach are:

The Salzburg ‘Dom’ cathedral

Fortress Hohensalzburg

The Old Residence

Getreidegasse and Mozart’s birthplace

St. Peter’s Abbey and its impressive graveyard

The Franciscan Church

The University Church

The festival district of the city features the large festival hall, the ‘Haus für Mozart’ (previously known as the smaller festival hall) and the ‘Felsenreitschule’.

Folklore museum: folk art traditions

Wander around the old town of Salzburg and be sure to keep your eyes open! There are so many details to discover on a walk around this World Cultural Heritage city.

Visit the official tourism office of Salzburg and where to go, here.


Salzburg's Cafe Tomaselli
Salzburg’s Cafe Tomaselli

Salzburg’s Cafe Tomaselli, the oldest Viennese coffee house…

Since 1705

Café Tomaselli is situated at the heart of the old city of Salzburg and is one of the most highly reputed coffee houses in Europe. No other Austrian café can boast such a long history. The business is still under family ownership and stylishly stands for over 300 years of Austrian coffee house tradition.

Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg


Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century when it was a city-state ruled by a prince-archbishop. Its Flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artists before the city became even better known through the work of the Italian architects Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santini Solari, to whom the centre of Salzburg owes much of its Baroque appearance. This meeting-point of northern and southern Europe perhaps sparked the genius of Salzburg’s most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose name has been associated with the city ever since.


World Cultural Heritage Salzburg

Salzburg – A popular world cultural heritage city in a unique location

The old town of Salzburg

Salzburg old town
Old Town of Salzburg


The extraordinary architecture of the historical centre of Salzburg

There’s no shortage of impressive architecture in Salzburg.

Salzburg Sights & Museums

Invest in the Salzburg Card and get one-time FREE entry to all the attractions & museums in the city, free travel on public transports, discounts on several trips, tours and excursions. It is available at most hotels, at Salzburg ticket offices, information offices in and around Salzburg and online at

View of Salzburg’s Old Town from Mirabell Garden

1 Bible World Museum

2 Catacombs

3 Domquartier Salzburg

4 Hellbrunn – Palace and Trick Fountains

5 Mozart Sound and Film Collection

6 Salzburg Christmas Museum

7 Salzburg Open-Air Museum

8 Salzburg Zoo

9 Toy Museum



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