10 Historical Attractions You Can’t Miss in Salzburg

Austria, Salzburg Guide (B): 10 Historical Attractions You Can’t Miss in Salzburg

This history of Salzburg is quit a tale, one that dates back to the Neolithic era around the 5thCentury BC when the Celts arrived to make this their home. Eventually the Romans conquered Salzburg, which at the time was name Juvavum and belonged to the Kingdom of Noricum. St. Rupert, the “Founder of the City,” arrived in the 8thCentury, and built the basilica naming it ‘Salzburg.’ This translates to ‘Salt Castle’ and throughout the centuries, Salzburg has kept its name. There are countless historical sites to see and visit, but be sure to experience some of the most notable landmarks and places in the city. ​

Mozart is the beloved son of Salzburg. Located at Getreidegasse 9 is the birth home of Mozart. Born on January 27, 1756 in the "Hagenauer Haus," this is where Mozart's family lived for 26 years on the third floor. In 1773, the family moved the "Mozart Residence" in Marketplatz Square. His birth home became a museum in 1880 thanks to the International Mozarteum Foundation. The museum is open to the public showcasing original rooms, with the furnishings remaining as authentic as possible. Walking tours are also available. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Historical Attractions You Can’t Miss in Salzburg
Guide Location: Austria » Salzburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/salzburg-austria
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mozart's Birthhouse
  • Mozart Residence
  • Getreidegasse
  • Goldgasse
  • Altes Rathaus
  • Hohensalzburg Castle
  • Nonnberg – Nunnery
  • St. Peter's Church + Cemetery 
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • Café Tomaselli
  • Cemetery of St. Sebastian + St. Sebastian Church