Top Tourist Attractions in Salzburg
In Austria, you can visit some of the top tourist attractions in Salzburg. The beautiful and spectacular city of Salzburg with its stunning natural scenery and architecture buildings brings many tourists over. Salzburg is the provincial capital of the same name and the gateway to Austria from the northwest. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is highly admired for its beautiful scenery and stunning architecture. Also, Salzburg is famous the birthplace of the renowned musician, Mozart. Moreover, Salzburg’s romantic old quarter, with its narrow medieval streets and arched courtyards, tempts any visitor to explore.
In the heart of Salzburg’s Old City, you can see the Residenzplatz. It is one of the largest squares and the best places to start exploring the tourist attractions in Salzburg. In the center of the square, you will find a stunning sculpture made in 1661 by an Italian sculptor. This statue is one of the largest and most beautiful Baroque fountains in the Alp s region. The fountain consists of the figures of horses and the Greek god Atlas carrying part of the structure. Here you can sit and relax in the cafés or shop in the boutiques of the surrounding streets. Also you can find Salzburg Cathedral here as well. This square is always used for concerts, public New Year celebrations and Christmas markets.
Salzburg houses the beautiful fortifications of Hohensalzburg. You can take a 20-minute walk from the center of the Old city to this fortress. The castle was originally built in 1077, but most of what we see today belongs to the 1500s.
St Peter’s Abbey
On the west side of Salzburg’s main square is the St Peter’s Abbey. This church was built by St. Rupert in 690. From that time until 1110, the archbishops resided here. Although the current building dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries, it is still a good testament to the architectural skills of the time.
Old Town (The Altstadt)
The amazing streets and alleys leading to the houses of merchants from the 15th to the 18th century are spectacular scenes. Attractions you will find on your walking tour include beautiful old courtyards, numerous galleries, boutiques, artists’ workshops and cafes. Also, you will find the former municipal building, which is surrounded by medieval houses, in the old quarter. While exploring the old neighborhood, the magic of the old days will slowly light up your soul.
The Building No. 9 on Getreidegasse is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Here you will find interesting things like the rooms of the Mozart family that have become an exciting museum today. Monuments such as Mozart’s old violin, portraits of him and pieces of writing can be seen in the museum. On the second floor, there is an exhibition famous as ‘Mozart in opera’, which depicts scenes of his countless successes.
On the west side of Residence Square, you will find the palace of the same name. This building was built between 1596 and 1619 and has 3 large inner courtyards with a marble main door. Visiting tours of the palace include spectacular and beautiful decorations of Late Baroque and neo-classical banquet halls with stunning murals and ceilings.
This building is known for its Italian style and its role in Mozart’s baptism. The Cathedral Museum forms an important part of your visit with collections of sacred and religious objects. Furthermore, you can observe Salzburg amazing artwork such as an eighth-century Carolingian cross, paintings and Gothic sculptures.
To the north of St. Peter’s Church you can find the Franciscan Church. Inside the church there is a historical corridor from the 13th century in the Romanesque style. All the architectural and historical decorations of this church will interest you.
If you a lover of nature, you should also consider visiting the most beautiful lakes in Austria. These pristine lakes are sights to see and you will enjoy the view and the wild nature surrounding them. You can enjoy activities such as boating and fishing near these lakes as well.