Salzburg was elected as UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. Culture, art and a unique history give the city a very special value! The cultural Baroque city not only offers many attractions, but also a special history, with its origin in an interesting exchange with southern neighboring countries - especially with Italy. Salzburg is also known as the "Rome of the North", because the sacral buildings with their baroque beauty, the middle-class town houses and the large, Italian-inspired places are still very well preserved.
The old town of Salzburg also has much to offer: from historic buildings, moving stories and virtuosos of the music to very special, yet hidden places that are just waiting to be discovered off the usual paths. The old town is divided by the Salzach into the right and left side of the old town. However, only the left old town, the older side where the Kaiviertel, the fortress mountain and the monk mountain are to be found belong to the UNESCO World Heritage. Here also the fortress mountain extends, on which the fortress Hohensalzburg towers high over Salzburg.
If you are looking for the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, you will find it here on the left bank of the Salzach in the Getreidegasse. Everywhere in Salzburg's old town you can follow in the footsteps of Mozart. The musical wunderkind and the Salzburg Festival, first opened in 1920, turned the city of Salzburg into a center for culture and art. Even today, the festival is one of the most important events for concerts, operas and plays. Whenever you say "everybody!" heard over the cathedral square, begins the festival season in Salzburg.