Salzburg, Austria, by Lorelei

Austria, Salzburg Guide (B): Salzburg, Austria, by Lorelei

Just across the border from Bavaria, Germany is the charming town of Salzburg which lies along the Salzach River. The tow is the birth place of one of the world’s most influential classical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as well as one of the most famous Academy Award winning classic films, the Sound of Music, mostly beloved by English speakers. 

Due to its compact size, Salzburg takes for an easy weekend trip loaded with sightseeing in town as well as finding filming locations used in the film the Sound of Music. 

To begin a city trip to Salzburg, a great place to start is along the Salzach River. The city straddles both sides of the river, but for one of the most beautiful views of the entire town is from the northern side of the river, facing the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The Makartsteg bridge is a simple pedestrian bridge but is a place for lovers to continue the tradition of permanently locking their love on the bridge and throwing the key into the river below. If you’re not familiar with this tradition, lovers engrave a lock with their initials, lock it on to a bridge and throw the key away, forever preserving their love for one another. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: Salzburg, Austria, by Lorelei
Guide Location: Austria » Salzburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Getreidegasse   Pferdschwemmen   Kapitalplatz   Salzburger Dom   Residenz Platz   Hohensalzburg Fortress   Stift St. Peter Church   Stift Nonnberg   Schloss Mirabell   Café Sacher   Leopoldskron Palace   Hellbrunn Palace  
Author: Lorelei Frey
Read it on author's website: