Salzburg’s old town is rich in historical treasures. In 1997 Salzburg’s inclusion on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage sites was well deserved.
Anyone who has wandered around the older parts of Salzburg will tell you that the historical area of the town is divided into two parts – the right bank and left bank of the city. The left bank of the River Salzach is the older of the two, some of the earliest evidence of settlements dating back to Roman times.
The old part of Salzburg is home to a variety of architectural styles and treasures, protected not least by a number of conservation directives. Tucked away out of clear view, a stroll along the lanes, alleys and passageways can reveal buildings dating back to the medieval, romantic, renaissance and baroque periods, as well as the sophisticated, classical architecture of the homes belonging to the monarchy. There is hardly an epoch of historical note that has not left its mark within the city.
- Mozart’s birthplace
- Mozart’s residence
- Festival Halls
- Hohensalzburg Fortress
- Salzburg Cathedral
- Salzburg Residenz Palace – State Rooms
- Residence Gallery Salzburg
- Salzburg Museum
- Museum of Modern Art Salzburg Mönchsberg
- Museum of Natural History and Technology
- Hellbrunn Castle and Zoo