5 Reasons on Why Salzburg Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

Austria, Salzburg Guide (B): 5 Reasons on Why Salzburg Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

Salzburg is the home of Mozart, a historical city centre full of baroque architecture and the world-famous musical The Sound of Music. Do you need more reasons to go? Then take a look below. 

In around 15 BC, Salzburg was an important town in the Roman Empire (back then it was called ‘Juvavum’), and around year 700, it was named ‘Salzburg’ (meaning ‘salt castle’) – deriving from the barges carrying salt on the Salzach River. In the 18th Century, the city grew to be one of Europe’s leading cultural hubs. Mozart was born here and Salzburg also played an important role in a philosophical movement called ‘The Enlightenment’ – a group of ‘free thinkers’, who played an important role in the development of modern society.

Even though Salzburg is not a significantly big city, it is home to three universities and therefore regarded as a centre of education. One can easily feel the mix of younger and older generations when walking in the streets. Students are busy shopping or hanging out in cafés while older Austrians enjoy an afternoon stroll or a trip to the opera, and it feels very natural. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Reasons on Why Salzburg Needs to Be on Your Bucket List
Guide Location: Austria » Salzburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Festung Hohensalzburg   Tomaselli   Alter Markt Square   Café Niemetz   Café Fürst   Café Sacher   Goldgasse   Getreidegasse   Augustinerbräu   Carpe Diem   Ikarus  
Author: Regitse Cecillie Rosenvinge
Read it on author's website: http://thecopenhagentraveler.com/5-reasons-on-why-salzburg-needs-to-be-on-your-bucket-list/