Monday, October 21, 2019

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria

Music, schnitzels and the stunning views of the Alps are the must-see activities when traveling to Salzburg, Austria's most romantic city.

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The city of Salzburg, with its poetic beauty, can wake up the "sleeping artist" in anyone. Although famous as the main setting of the movie masterpiece "The Sound of Music", Salzburg also has many other advantages that surpass the reputation of a movie alone. You can dance in the romantic garden of Hellbrunn Castle or - listen to the genius musician Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg's "son", right in his own home town.

Here are 10 tourist activities not to be missed when coming to Salzburg, the fairy city in Austria.

1. Sing along on the "Sound of Music" Tour

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
Is “The Sound of Music”, the hit movie from 1965 included in your favorite list? If the answer is yes, go on a journey to the set of this work. Visitors will be able to see the reproduction of classic scenes and comfortably sing along to the familiar melody. You are also invited to the 8th century Nonnberg Abbey Monastery, the old house of the character Maria, and Basilika St Michael, the twin towers where she married Captain Von Trapp.

2. Time Travel In The Medieval Style Store

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
Shopping while feeling the classic atmosphere is an extremely interesting experience in Salzburg. Getreidegasse has a blacksmith shop that is still operating with many other long-standing shops such as a lock making and bakeries. Signs inspired by art from the Middle Ages make this space even more mysterious. It is time to sit down and sip some local specialties; For example, sachertorte, Austrian chocolate cake is sweet and melts right in the mouth.

3. Explore Every Corner of Hellbrunn Palace

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
It's easy to get to the sunny yellow castle Hellbrunn Palace: this location is right at a stop on the Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing bus. You can listen to audio recordings of automatic instructions, on the way to architecture built from the 17th century with the garden full of secret caves. Be careful with fountains as they can get you wet at any time!

4. Sightseeing And Stroll To Hallstatt

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
Yes, Salzburg is really wet but wait until you see Hallstatt. This town is located right by the lake, with ancient buildings built on the Alps in the 16th century, which is definitely a great backdrop for a "virtual living" photo. Bone House, a gallery of more than 1,200 skulls, is an exciting experience for devotees of horror movies.

5. Finding A Place To Born Mozart Great Musician

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
When visiting the birthplace of Amadeus Mozart on a city tour, visitors will better understand the life of the musician dubbed the "genius of geniuses". This is a walking journey designed specifically for music lovers. When visiting the museum, visitors will be admired first-hand the piano and fiddle that Mozart once used to it, when listening to the guide telling the life of the talented but ill fate artist. In addition, you can also visit the Marionette Theater full of artistic breathing. 

6. A Walk In The "Garden Of Eden" Mirabell Gardens

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
Do you love gardens that are trimmed into beautiful designs, creating symmetrical beauty? Then head to Mirabell Gardens now! The pristine garden - with its Pegasus Fountain and funny dwarf statue - will be the perfect theme for your photo album.

7. Take in a panoramic view of the majestic Hohensalzburg Castle

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
The white fortress on Festungsberg hill is an indispensable part of the Salzburg skyline. This is also one of the most beautiful places to visit in the city. Hohensalzburg Castle opens up a beautiful world with ornate gardens, marble gold Hall and a stucco church.

8. Conquering Mount Bavaria

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
Salzburg owns a very favorable position, right next to the German border. Take advantage of this with a Bavarian bus tour. Conquering the beautiful slope up the mountain but also extremely confusing and enjoying local delicacies is nothing more fun ?! On days with good weather, you can immerse yourself in the fresh water of Königssee’s (or King’s Lake’s).

9. "Chill" At Cool Hangar-7 Gallery

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
Before boarding a private shuttle bus from Salzburg airport to the city, don't forget to visit the futuristic Hangar-7 Space showroom nearby! Hangar-7 Space owns a huge collection of large cubic centimeter motorcycles, F1 racing cars and a series of classic aircraft such as the Flying Bulls. Guests can also visit Michelin-starred restaurants in the same area to reward themselves with a hearty meal, prepared by world-renowned chefs.

10. Admire the Great Cathedral of Salzburg

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria

Salzburg - the fairy city of Austria
There are many churches in Salzburg but the Cathedral is still a must-visit for all visitors. The church houses a magnificent dome, two giant green bell towers, adorned by luxurious murals. If you look closely, you'll find Graffiti art more than 370 years old when going through the marble-faced entrance. Stepping into St. Peter's monastery in the same area of the Cathedral, visitors can see the splendid and eye-catching golden interior.

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