Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg

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Surrounded by Monchsberg fortress and with the Salzach River winding its way through this World Heritage Site, Salzburger Altstadt represents an architectural mix of buildings. The river splits the town into two halves connected by a series of bridges. The left bank of the Salzach, where Roman buildings once stood, is older. Most of the core is pedestrian-only, so enjoy a stroll through the historic town's many narrow streets. The city wears its history on its streets, with buildings from the Middle Ages, Romanesque, Baroque, and Renaissance periods. Visit the fountain in Residence Square, the city's most famous square, and Mozart Square, a hometown tribute to the classical music legend. By using our Salzburg online road trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Salzburger Altstadt and other attractions in Salzburg.
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  • We absolutely LOVED old town Salzburg. The town is quite small but oh so vibrant! There are numerous coffee and pastry shops, restaurants, and high quality shops to sample and enjoy. The sites are... 
    We absolutely LOVED old town Salzburg. The town is quite small but oh so vibrant! There are numerous coffee and pastry shops, restaurants, and high quality shops to sample and enjoy. The sites are...  more »
  • Right next to the river. Not very big - easy to see the whole Altstadt in half an hour to an hour. Good for a stopover but frankly less impressive than other Altstadts / Old Towns in Central Europe. 
    Right next to the river. Not very big - easy to see the whole Altstadt in half an hour to an hour. Good for a stopover but frankly less impressive than other Altstadts / Old Towns in Central Europe.  more »

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