Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • If Venice is a "Pearl of the Adriatic", Salzburg is a "Pearl of the Alps"! I did not plan to write a review about Salzburg Altstadt (Old Town), because there are almost 9,000 of them on Trip Advisor.....  more »
  • The old town with its old historical buildings and great architecture is very beautiful. On both sides of the Salzach there are countless squares, small alleys, as well as shops, cafés and...  more »
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