Salzburg’s Top Five Attractions

By March 26, 2010Travel

Within Salzburg there is so much to do and see. A few summer activities range from hiking Mount Untersberg, Krimmi Waterfalls, National Park Hohe Tauern, and Hellbrunner Allee. Plus Salzburg holds the most amazing festivals and open-air concerts during the summer months. During the winter months, skiing is very popular including thermal spas, Christmas markets, and the Perchta; Pagan Heritage. But below is a list of the top five places you need to see while you are in Salzburg.

1. Dom Cathedral
One of the most striking late Italian Renaissance architecture pieces in Salzburg. It was finished in 1655 and completed with inspiring statues of Moses, Peter, Elijah and Jesus. Also, in 1756 Mozart was baptized here.
2. Schloss Hellbrunn
This Castle dates back to the early 1600’s and is designed with an Italian-villa décor. It was built for the Archbishop Marcus Sitticus and created with many gardens with exquisite fountains surrounding it.
3. Friedhof St. Sebastian
The oldest church is Salzburg, built in 1512, but was completely expanded in 1749. However, in 1818 the church was extremely damaged from a town fire and since then the numerous renovations have been on going until 1996. Also this is the cemetery site in where the Mozart family was buried.
4. Festung Hohensalzburg
This amazing castle was built on a Dolomite rock and served as fortress site in 1077. Its main purpose was to protect during the Empire and Church conflicts. But throughout the centuries the rebuilding of the castle became a common practice.
5. Church of the Holy Trinity
This church was built with Roman influences and designed by a famous architect Fischer von Erlach. It was completed in 1702, with domes, twin towers, and the interior is inspired by the father, son and the Holy Spirit.

Now these are only a few of the many places to see in Salzburg. This town is a musical town, so there is always something to see and do.

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