Saltzburg Austria City Facts
The hills are alive. The Sound of Music was filmed in this area of Auystria.
If you have ever wanted to sail across the top of a grass cxovered hill, this is
the place to do it. My wife and I visited this area on our honeymoon. The bus
ride to the film locations was fantastic.
The birth of the town Salzburg can be set in the year 696 when the
missionary St. Rubert arrived and founded the Benedictine Monastery of St.
Peters. The town merged into an independent church state, ruled by a
sovereign, the Archbishop. He was not only the spiritual leader but
possessed also worldly powers. Its organisation was Vatican-like and
Salzburg was not called the "Rome of the North" by accident.
Located between the two mountains Kapuzinerberg and Mönchsberg and the
River Salzach it is a picturesque city with small alleys, quaint
colorful town homes, rich castles and palaces, neat gardens and
a high density of churches and monasteries.
The Fortress of Hohensalzburg, a 900 year old building you cannot
overlook, is considered to be the best-preserved Medieval Fortress
St. Sebastian is the city's most impressive church, built in the
Gothic style, with a well-tended cemetery. The city of Salzburg lays proof
of the wealth and power of the Archbishop and the Catholic Church and is a
home to approximately 150.000 inhabitants today.
Salzburg is also a city of music. It was the home and birthplace of
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the memorial on the Mozart place is honouring
this city's famous son. Nevertheless was Salzburg also a very popular stop
for musicians from around the world, due the Archbishops' traditional
keenness for music. This state has not changed through the centuries.
Today Salzburg is known for its annual Festival (Salzburger Festspiele),
which offers a variety of operas, concerts and theatre plays, reaching
from classical to contemporary styles. The city is also a very popular
place to get a decent musical or theatrical education and so many students
from around the world enrol to one of the different schools offered in
Salzburg every year.
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