Austria Overview

Austria flag

According to Digopaul, Austria has a rich cultural life and was for several centuries the center of Europe. It is a large tourist country, with world-class ski resorts, hiking trails at adorable mountain villages, the cultural capital of Vienna with its historic architecture and Mozart’s birthplace Salzburg. Capital: Vienna Biggest city: Vienna State: Federal Republic of the European Union Language: German Religion: catholicism Surface: 83 858 km² Population: 8.5 million…

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Austria Population and Language

Austria Population and Language

Historically, Austria has a unified population with only small elements of ethnic minorities. Large immigration since the end of the 20th century means that one fifth of the residents today have roots in another country. Some ethnic groups that have lived in the country for at least a hundred years have official status as minorities. This applies to Hungarians and Croats who live in the state of Burgenland in the…

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Transportation in Salzburg

Salzburg's baroque architecture

Public transportation StadtBus (Tel: 0800 66 06 60. Internet: www.stadtbus.at) has an extensive bus network that covers the city and its surroundings with around 20 lines. On weekdays, buses run every 10 minutes between 6.30 a.m. and 8 p.m. and a little less often in the early morning and late evening. Buses run less frequently on weekends, especially on Sundays. There is also the SalzburgCard, which is specially designed for…

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Salzburg Travel Guide

Salzburg, Austria

City Overview Salzburg The surrounding mountains and the Salzach flowing through the middle of Salzburg give this Austrian city a dramatic scenery that perfectly matches its baroque splendor. Salzburg is Austria’s third largest city and capital of the province of the same name. Due to the alpine surroundings and the historic city center, which has been part of the UNESCO cultural heritage since 1997, Salzburg is really as attractive as…

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Attractions in Salzburg

Salzburg Castle

Attractions in Salzburg Festival halls There are guided tours through the magnificent and world-famous festival halls, where the most important ballet performances, operas and concerts are held during the Salzburg Festival. Address: Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg Telephone: (0662) 84 90 97 Website: http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at Disabled access: No UNESCO: No Hohensalzburg Fortress The Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooks and monitors the city from high above. It is the best preserved fortress in Central Europe and…

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City Tours and Excursions in Salzburg

Salzburg's dramatic setting

City tours Boat tours From April to October, tourists can enjoy a Salzach cruise on the Amadeus Salzburg river boat and see sights from the river. Telfon: (0662) 82 57 69/12 (Salzach Cruise) Website: http://www.salzburgschifffahrt.at Bike tours Top Bike Salzburg offers self-guided tours with a portable audio guide. The audio guide, which can be used by both cyclists and pedestrians, provides information on the most important sights of the city.…

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Salzburg – WA Mozart Airport (SZG)

Airport address: Salzburger Flughafen GmbH, Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95, A-5020 Salzburg Information: An airport information desk is located in the arrivals hall. Opening times: From 5:00 a.m. until the last flight arrival. Website: http://www.salzburg-airport.com/de/ Directions: Salzburg Airport has its own motorway connection. It is centrally located at the north-south (D, I) and east-west (H, CZ, D, CH) junction. Coming from the West Autobahn A1: After the “Flughafen” exit, continue to the…

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Hotels in Salzburg

The following hotels in Salzburg are divided into three categories: Luxurious (over € 200) Moderate ( € 100 to € 200) Inexpensive (up to € 100) This is the minimum price for a double room per night including breakfast and taxes. Lifted Golden deer Many personalities and members of royal families have already stayed at the Goldener Hirsch, an Salzburg institution. Absolutely exclusive and yet extremely hospitable, the hotel has…

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Events in Salzburg

Castle concerts The Salzburg Fortress Concerts are among the largest chamber music concert series in the world. Their special atmosphere is based on the performance venues in the Golden Hall and the coat of arms and castle hall of the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Concerts with works by Mozart and other great composers are given regularly throughout the year. A concert with dinner can also be booked. Date: January 01, 2019 –…

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Nightlife in Salzburg

As a university and famous music and culture city, Salzburg has a lively nightlife with a good number of bars, clubs and live music venues. This is not immediately apparent to visitors who are there for the first time, because the Cultural Heritage Act prohibits overly prominent advertising. Bars Augustiner Bräustübl The Augustiner Bräustübl, Augustinergasse 4-6, is popular with tourists and locals alike thanks to its shady garden and beer…

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