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Known as the “City of Mozart”, Salzburg is an artist’s paradise along the Salzach River in Austria. Apart from admiring the Baroque buildings and cobblestone streets and enjoy the art and culture, there are many things to do in Salzburg. Traveling to Austria soon? Some of the best things to do in Salzburg are listed down below.

Fortress Hohensalzburg

Fortress Hohensalzburg is the largest fully preserved castle in Central Europe. Built in the year 1077 by archbishop Gebhard to protect the principality and the archbishops from hostile attacks, this emblem of Salzburg boasts almost 1,000 years of history and today has become an unmistakable feature of the city’s skyline. The fortress houses the medieval Royal Apartments and castle museum and offers a 360-degree view of the city and the alps from the rooftop, making it worth a visit.
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Mirabell Palace

Built by 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich, the Mirabell Palace is one of the most important and majestic sights of Salzburg. This complex was declared a UNESCO world heritage site and is currently under monument protection. One of its most distinguished features is the Marble Hall - considered one of the most beautiful wedding halls in the world. Apart from being a popular place for wedding ceremonies, the palace is also being used for political business, housing the offices of the city mayor and the municipal council.
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Schloss Hellbrunn

Schloss Hellbrunn has enchanted countless visitors over the past 400 years for its unique water features. Built by a prince-bishop with a wicked sense of humor, the palace’s Wasserpspiele or trick fountains spray water from all spouts and nozzles. The summer palace also has a whimsical interior, particularly in the frescoed Festsaal and the Chinese Room. Apart from exploring these rooms, visitors can enjoy the interactive swivel sofa, multimedia installations, the Room of Transcience, and a music room as well.
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Salzburg Cathedral

Built on a location where cathedrals have stood since the 8th century, Salzburg Cathedral is the city’s most important sacred building and its most significant piece of church architecture. It leaves a distinctive stamp on the Salzburg skyline for its two towers and unique dome, which represent the most impressive early Baroque structure north of the Alps. The interior is not very different from other major cathedrals; Salzburg Cathedral boasts elaborate carvings, intricate ceiling painting, and relics. What sets the Salzburg Cathedral apart is the baptismal font used for Mozart.
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