Sound of Music Tour in February- still worth it.
Besides the cool little streets with beautiful shops and the amazing view from the fort, the Sound of Music tour was great! My mom and I took it in February when the "Hills were alive with..." SNOW and it was still fun. Visiting Mozarts' home. Get the headphones and take the tour. Wow. So much history in such a small place. Truly touching.
not just the well-known sites
This is the house opposite Mozart's. Also worth a picture, we thought. Salzburg has beautiful small streets, which makes it fun to walk around. Typical of houses in these streets are the windows which become smaller from the first floor upwards and their beautiful portals, such as the portal of No. 9, Mozart's Birthplace. The Mozart Museum is located in the rooms formerly occupied by the Mozart Family.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in this town and you can visit his birth home that is located in the old city center. He was born in 1756 and died in 1791. Mozart is touted as one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time and was sough after through out Europe to play for kings and queens. While here you may just acquire a taste for classical music.
Other cities to see from Salzburg
Salzburg is centrally located in Europe, so there are several great Euro cities to see that are within 6 hour train rides. Here are a few options:
Munich (1 hour)
Vienna (3.5 hours)
Prague (6 hours)
Zurich (6 hours)
Venice (5 hours)
Budapest (6 or 7 hours)
Bratislava (4.5 hours)
And many more...
All of the food I tasted in Salzburg was first class, and I went out of my way to try the local dishes.
One of these was Viennesse Beef! Served with a mint sauce and spinach...fabulous!
Remember....Strudel, Schnitzel, Knodel,Bratwurst...