Today, Salzburg is a “hot spot” for tourists and festival goers from all over the world. Despite its liveliness, the city has retained its tranquillity. This walk draws an arc from the origins of the city to the present day.
Starting at Residenzplatz and the “Glockenspiel” tower, we come to the Domplatz with the impressive baroque cathedral. The world-famous “Jedermann” plays take place here year after year. Just a glance away we see the unmistakable “Hohensalzburg” fortress, once a retreat and refuge for the prince archbishops.
We goes past St. Peter’s Monastery – the oldest in the German-speaking area – to Getreidegasse with the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Via the university quarter with the Grünmarkt and the Kollegienkirche we get to the festival area. Salzburg would be unthinkable without the festival, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.
The tour can be extended over the Salzach to Mozart’s house and the garden of Mirabell Palace.
Tour guide: Yvonne