Hotels in Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg is one of the smaller provinces of Austria. Most of the area is covered by the Alps, only the northern part is flat. There you can find the largest city and capital of the state Salzburg.
Salzburg province also shares much of its rural regional and provincial culture with neighboring Bavaria and Tyrol. This makes it a wonderful place to experience both the high culture of the Mozart era and the true alpine Austrian culture at its purest.
Salzburg is a tourist favourite, with the number of tourists outnumbering locals by a large margin in peak times. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid-20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the American musical and film The Sound of Music, which features famous landmarks in Austria.
Hohensalzburg Fortress is the largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe. During its long history the Hohensalzburg Fortress has always remained unconquered by enemy troops. Besides the medieval rooms the romantic courtyard and the bastions regularly serve as scenery for events like the Fortress Concerts.
The International Mozarteum Foundation first installed a museum in Mozart's Birthplace on June 15, 1880. It was systematically remodeled and enlarged over the decades and has become a cultural venue that draws thousands of visitors from around the world to Salzburg each year.
Anif is located south of Salzburg and in 1782, the Grimm brothers recorded in his Brixener Volksbuch a local tale about a peasant and a Wilde Woman (Wilde Frau). The Anif Palace, which became famous through the American film "The Sound of Music" and which is owned by the family Earl of Moy.
Bad Gastein is a spa town in the Austrian state of Salzburg, situated at the northern rim of the Hohe Tauern national park. The local thermal spring water was studied by Theophrastus Parcelsus to discover its secrets. Marie Curie and Heinrich Mache helped to discover that it contained radon and as a result radon therapy began in the town. Beside its water treatments, the town is popular for winter sports. Bad Gastein also regularly is a scene of the snowboarding and boardercross worldcup.
Mühlbach am Hochkönig is located south of the city of Salzburg at the foot of the Hochkönig mountain. A number of ski schools operate in Mühlbach am Hochkönig. There are many easy slopes around the Arthurhaus area which make Mühlbach a good place to go for beginners, as well as many km of intermediate slopes.Mühlbach is also part of the High King Mountain Ski Area.
The famous town of St. Wolfgang is within hiking distance, and common excursions from Strobl include the Postalm plateau and the Schafberg (1783m), which can be ascended via a cog railway. The area is popular for hiking and watersports in the summer, for skiing in the winter, and is well-served by pensions and hotels.
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