The city of Salzburg is arguably the most beautiful city in history and now. The city is located in Austria, Europe, with a sparse population of about 150,000 people. The city is such a sight to behold that if you aren’t dosing on your flight, your sightseeing exercise begins right from the airport just as the plane sits above the city. Then the journey from the Salzburg Airport affords an opportunity to take in your first view of the cultural wonders of this grand old city. Here a few of the best sights to behold in the city of Salzburg – Salzburg must see:
This magnificent cathedral more than just a breath-taking marriage of Baroque and Romanesque architecture, it is also the cathedral where the child-genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart got christened (baptized). The fine use of dark stones and bright Untersberg marble, makes for great distinction of the various contrasting architectural patterns- underscoring the numerous renovations and reconstructions of the cathedral as the years rolled by. You want more informations about the cathedral? Good! We wrote an whole article about it.
Lovers of postmodern architecture as well as all things mechanical simply must visit Hangar 7 once they’ve settled in from their transfers from Salzburg Airport. The hangar is made of glass and steel formed into air-foil which has the capacity to house numerous historical planes, helicopters and race cars (usually formula 1). It is also home to the Michelin-starred Ikarus restaurant, for the gourmands out there, as well as a few bars and a lounge for visitors to relax in.
The Old Town
The old town is filled to the brim with history and life. The chance to go shopping for souvenirs, browse through the fresh produce on sale and relax in the nearby cafes make this a great place to visit once you’ve arrived on your transfers from Salzburg Airport. If you time your visit right, you can even participate in the annual festival where locals dress up in their national costumes to honour their rich history.
Not only is the Schloss Leopoldskron a breath-taking sight, with its Rococo exterior blending beautifully with its lakeside setting, but it is also home to the Salzburg Global Seminar. These seminars are dedicated to cultivating intellectual ideas from all corners of the globe, irrespective of race, nationality or political affiliation. The Schloss Leopodskron has become one of the formidable centers for learning and culture in the world – making it a must-see attraction.
There is something magical and fascinating about marionettes, especially in the hands of an expert. Visitors will be enthralled by one of the oldest marionette theatres in the world. Fabulously crafted marionettes coupled with skilled theatre actors and compelling musical pieces from the likes of Mozart and Strauss make this a top attraction for visitors and locals.
Haus der Natur
The Natural Museum of Salzburg is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – and for good reason. More than 80 showrooms offer various experiences to the intrepid visitor, from extensive exhibits of taxidermy animals to interactive experiences that simulate how it feels like to be blind and cripple at the same time. This site offers a great learning experience for both adults and children and should not be passed up.
If you get an opportunity to be in Salzburg, do not pass it up, if you don’t get the opportunity, make one, you’ll be happy you did.