If ever there was a city that was proud of its native son, it’s Salzburg. Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg continuously puts its best musical foot forward, with the quirky genius at the forefront of concerts and festivals offered throughout the city just about all year long. It was the backdrop for The Sound of Music too, and is home to a few of the most excellent musical venues in Europe.
Music aside, however, Salzburg offers plenty more as well. First of all, it’s just plain stunning. With the beautiful Salzach River running through it and dramatic mountains framing the cityscape, Salzburg is breathtaking, whether you visit in the winter when it’s dusted with snow, in the spring when the flowers are abloom, in the colorful autumn, or even in the summer, when it’s full of Mozart-loving, Sound-of-Music-singing tourists. It’s a city you can easily spend a week exploring and not be bored. Or combine your trip to Salzburg with a visit to Innsbruck, Munich, or even Vienna – the latter ideal for those who truly love music history. (more…)