Salzburg is one of the smallest regions of Austria, however it does not limit the loveliness of this area. Mainly covered by the Alps, the combination of medieval castles, palaces, music events and its cultural heritage are essential assets that make this destination remarkable. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Herbert von Karajan, Roland Ratzenberger and many famous persons come from there.
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Tours through the city of Salzburg
Salzburg is located near the border of Germany and is the fourth largest city of Austria after Vienna, Graz and Linz. The “Old City” of Salzburg is listed on UNESCO World Heritage on in 1997. Today the city is associated with the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but also the famous brand of Red Bulls. The Salzburg Guide Service is an association of more than one hundred officially recognized tourist guides, offering tours in more than 20 languages.
Mozart Birthplace Residence
The house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. No other place makes the person behind the artist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his music as palpable as his birthplace. A visit to Mozart’s birthplace takes about one hour. Audio guides are not available but texts accompany the exhibits on the walls of the museum.
Mozart’s Residence also knows as the “Tanzmeisterhaus” (dancing master’s house), was a building where dancing lessons were organized for the aristocracy. It was reconstructed after being destroyed during World War II and was opened to the public in 1996. The biographies of the family members and the authentic impressions of everyday family life fill the house with their spirit and allows visitors to experience Mozart. He lived in this residence until 1781 before he decided to move to Vienna.
Canoeing Tour in the Almbachklamm Gorge
Canoeing requires absolutely no skills or training, average fitness and zero aptitude, but is an instant hit that makes you want to do it again and again. The Almbachkalmm is a very beautiful but not too difficult gorge, beginning with light walking and jumping passages. As the gorge narrows there are 10 jumps ranging from 2 to 9 meters. It is also possible to walk around the high jumps if you wish. However, you must be able to swim and be in an average physical condition. Tours can be booked up on request (54 € per person, including transport to and from the Gorge).
Rafting all-day Tour on Salzach River
This exciting tour is a great adventure on the Salzach River. All the equipment is provided except for the bathing suits, towel and energy is required. After all these efforts, a BBQ lunch will be offer at the Grill site in order to fill the stomach with tasty Pork Chop, Sausage, Baked Potato and Salad. Finally to end this lovely day, each participant will receive a certificate.
The most famous alpine road, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, leads to the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern, Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner is 3.798 meters high. It belongs to the highest ones within the eastern Alps and was ascended firstly in the year 1800. Throughout the years, mount Großglockner has attracted many mountain climbers with its exceptional aura. By building the Hochalpenstraße, it became made accessible for tourism and belongs to the most popular travel destinations in Austria.