Salzburg is known worldwide as Mozart’s birthplace and home of the Trapp family from the movie Sound of Music. That, amongst others, made Salzburg to a city of music. Today the city still is a place for music. Whether it’s the Jazz & The City Festival in October, the International Avantgarde Festival in July, the classical highlights of the Salzburg Festival in July and August or the annual Salzburg Easter Festival.
A very special atmosphere spreads through town before Christmas. Christmas markets like the Salzburg Christmas Market on Cathedral Square and Residence Square or the Advent Magic at Hellbrunn
Palace and many smaller markets are to be found all over the romantic old town.
Paired with the smell of roasted chestnuts and sweet roasted almonds a very special atmosphere lies in the air from the last weekend in November. And of course Salzburg offers some musical highlights that are typical for the region with Salzburg Advent Singing in the Great Festive Hall where almost 200 actors will be on stage.
In addition the fortress Hohensalzburg, located above Salzburg’s old town, offers a perfect setting for classical Advent concerts as well as the traditional Salzburger Turmblasen brass concerts. A definite highlight is one of the Krampus (mystical creature) runs in or around Salzburg (25.11. – 21.12.2016) for those who need a small reminder to be good before Christmas!
For those who want a little more action on the snowy mountains world known skiing regions like Saalbach (98 km), Bad Gastein (106 km) or the glacier Kitzsteinhorn/Zell am See (121 km) are perfect for a day on the slopes.
Salzburg awaits its visitors with tradition and musical entertainment in all styles and for every taste. Last but not least its location just about 180 km from the International Airport Munich makes the city easily accessible from all over the world the Salzburg’s own airport is just a few kilometers from city center.
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