Salzburg is a beautiful, historic city that lies on the banks of the Salzach river at the northern edge of the Austrian Alps. Only ten miles from the Untersburg mountain which peaks at almost two thousand metres, there are stunning views in all directions. Salzburg is a truly lovely city with architectural gems such as the Romanesque and Gothic churches, and Renaissance and Baroque churches and palaces. Although there was some damage from allied bombing during WW2, much of the old city escaped. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
Salzburg city breaks are very popular as they not only appeal to those who enjoy cultural visits but the city also attracts energetic, sporting types who wish to combine sightseeing with outdoor activities. Only ten miles from the mountains, hill walking and cycling are popular pastimes. With the Austrian lakes being only thirty kilometres from the city, water sports abound. Salzburg is a very green city with many parks and gardens, the most famous of which Mirabell Baroque Garden that features in the film 'The Sound of Music'. Since there is much to see, an organised tour of the city is recommended. The most popular attractions include Salzburger Dom, the baroque cathedral dating from 1628; St Peter's Monastery that was founded in 696; for great views over the city head for the castle. No visit to Salzburg would be complete without a visit to Mozart's birthplace and Mozart's residence. Nightlife can be a sophisticated, cultured affair or you can visit lively pubs and clubs. There are venues to suit all tastes. There are plenty of shops and markets for those who require a little retail therapy. The Getreidegasse, in the old town is a particularly pleasant shopping area.
Low cost Salzburg city breaks can be taken at any time of year but are most popular time mid spring to mid autumn. December is also a popular time when the city prepares for Christmas. The Cathedral Square becomes a winter wonderland with stalls, angels, choirs and brass bands. It's a visit that will be hard to forget. Several regional airports have direct flights to Salzburg. Flight time is two hours thirty minutes. You can check on the Cheekytrip website to see if your local airport offers city breaks to Salzburg.
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