Salzburg: cultural capital and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site
Experience the festival town of Salzburg in Austria
The city of Salzburg with its inevitably charming old town is not even an hour’s drive away from your holiday destination of St. Wolfgang beside Lake Wolfgang.
Salzburg, the enchanting cultural city on the River Salzach, is only a stone’s throw away from your holiday destination of St. Wolfgang beside the crystal clear Lake Wolfgang. The easiest way to reach the city of Salzburg is either by car or bus. Parking spaces are subject to parking charges.
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage: Salzburg Old Town
On January 1st 1997 Salzburg’s picturesque old town was officially included on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The protection, conservation and sustainable further development of this unique historic town on the River Salzach is matter close to the hearts of Salzburgians.
Salzburg sights: the City of Salzburg
During a stroll through the historic old town history will surround you at every step. Churches, monasteries, century-old town houses and last but not least the imposing, intact Hohensalzburg fortress are all there to discover.
The following sights and attractions are not to be missed during a visit to the City of Salzburg:
- The Fortress Hohensalzburg:
Located on the Moenchsberg mountain in the heart of the old town of Salzburg, the impressive fortress was built over several centuries by the Salzburg prince archbishops. Guided tours, fortress museum, fortress inn. Easily reached via the cable car.
- St. Peter Monastery:
This important Benedictine abbey has been in existence since the 7th century.
- Franciscan church:
Gothic in its purest form, the lovely "Michael Pacher Madonna", a great contrast to the rather colourful St. Peter’s Church.
- Getreidegasse (Corn Street):
The main pedestrian shopping street in Salzburg with numerous arts and crafts shops. Here you will also find:
- Mozart’s Birthday place:
Any Salzburg visitor must see the place where the genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.
- Salzburg Dome, Domplatz and Kaptitel Platz:
- Castle Hellbrunn:
South of the City of Salzburg lies the maison de plaisance, the park facilities, the Hellbrunn Salzburg Zoo and the famous Hellbrunn Water games.
The Salzburg Card: entrance ticket to Salzburg’s sights:
With the Salzburg Card you can make use of heavily discounted or free entrance to most of Salzburg's sights and the Salzburg museums. On top of that you can use all public transport free of charge. The friendly team at the White Horse Inn at Lake Wolfgang will gladly inform you in detail about the attractive Salzburg Card – your key to the City of Salzburg.
There are so many things to explore and discover during your holidays in St. Wolfgang. The White Horse Inn is an ideal companion to help you choose the best sights, attractions and day trips for you.
Send an online enquiry to the team at this four star romantic lakefront hotel now – and look forward to an individual holiday offer for your Salzburg holiday.