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Salzburg tourist informationGeneral information :Salzburg located in western Austria and is the capital of the confederate small state of Salzburg . Salzburg Is known as place of birth of Mozart, for its baroque architecture of the his buildings, his extensive history, and as gate of access to the Alps.Salzburg is the great festival city.The main festival of concerts, opera, ballet, and drama is in July and August, but there are lesser events over much of the year including Mozart Week in January and Musical Spring in May and June.
Here the world famous musical event takes place from the last week in July through the month of August. It's the world's leading summer music festival. The city is jammed with musicians and music lovers. The works of the great musical masters, particularly Mozart, are to be heard day and night, played by several orchestras and chamber groups. But Salzburg does not offer music alone. It is one of Austria's most beautiful cities. Minor, but impressive, mountains surround the town.
Salzburg is a lovely city in a fine situation, flanked by two minor mountains and bisected by the River Salzach. On the top of one mountain - the tree-fringed Monchs berg - is the Hohensalzburg Fortress, with its perfectly composed silhouette. Below is the Old City in all its baroque splendour not least the 17th-cent. cathedral and the Kollegienkirche. Close by are the old and new Festival Theatres, the focal points of Salzburg's many festival activities, which overflow into the a Mozarteum Concert Hall, and elsewhere..
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