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Salzburg River Cruises

About Salzburg 

Though it’s located away from the Danube and in the centre of the country and along the banks of a different river – the Salzach – Salzburg is a popular point of excursion for river cruisers visiting Linz. It is perhaps best known for its two contrasting musical legacies, being both the home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the location in which The Sound of Music was set. However, the city has much more besides to offer the millions of visitors who flock there every year. Salzburg boasts fascinating buildings with elegant spires, world-class museums, enchanting gardens and green spaces alongside a range of excellent shops, bars and restaurants located across the city. Salzburg’s marvelous arts and culture as well as a variety of fantastic sight-seeing opportunities and excursions are guaranteed to delight and amaze visitors to the city’s charming streets. 

Exploring Salzburg 

Salzburg’s status as Austria’s fourth largest city, its significance within the field of popular culture and its many sight-seeing opportunities are factors which attract scores of visitors every year, offering them the opportunity to explore and uncover amazing places of interest and embark on a range of fascinating excursions. The city’s Old Town is a beautifully-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its splendid baroque architecture.

The city’s museums are both informative and enjoyable; covering a range of subjects relating to Salzburg’s notorious past. The Salzburg Museum takes visitors on a journey through the city’s incredible history, from medieval times through to the modern era. The Salzburg Natural History Museum is a fun and enlightening place to learn more about variety of captivating subjects, with exhibits covering all aspects of science and technology as well as an attached aquarium and reptile house. 

Mozart was undoubtedly one of Salzburg’s most famous citizens and visitors to the city have the opportunity to visit his birthplace whilst visiting the city. A collection of the legendary composer’s instruments are on public display and visitors are welcome to tour the residence and observe these historically significant artefacts as well as experience the atmosphere of such an iconic and important site. If however, The Sound of Music is the main reason why you’re here, then there are tours from the city available which take fans and sightseers alike to a variety of locations from the film including the Bavarian Mountains and the Eagle’s Nest, better known as Hitler’s retreat. 

Salzburg tips 

For a tasty souvenir inspired by the city’s most famous son, try Mozartkuglen – chocolate-covered marzipan balls. If you’re visiting in the summer, you may have the opportunity to catch a little of the celebrated Salzburg Festival as performances are often held in the city streets.

Salzburg Itineraries

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1 sailing date June 2020
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1 sailing date May 2020
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