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The hills are definitely alive with the sound of music around the Austrian city of Salzburg, and a good many other things too. Mozart’s home city and the setting for that wartime musical staring Julie Andrews is a tourist’s paradise with one of the most beautifully preserved old towns in Central Europe. This is as picture postcard-perfect a city as you’ll find, where domes and spires crowd the skyline and cafes are packed with throngs of people enjoying the mountain air.

Named the ‘Rome of the North’, Salzburg is the world capital of Baroque and is as famous for its stunning setting and jaw-dropping architecture as for anything else. Fairytale fortresses, cobblestone lanes, courtyards, fountains and exquisite palaces sit proudly amongst a backdrop of snowcapped Alpine mountains. Walking around this city it’s not hard to see where Mozart got his inspiration. And what’s more, the old town is pedestrianised with most of the main sights within easy reach of one another. Sights that, of course, include plenty of Mozart magic. There is the Mozart Museum and Mozart House if you are interested in the history of Salzburg’s most famous son. But if your musical tastes are a little more on the modern side then you can always hop on one of the many ‘Sound of Music Tours’, which will take you around the main locations of the 1960’s movie.  

January 2017
Although small, Salzburg boasts over 15 different markets around the town. The organic market at the Kajetanerplatz is the fastest growing one, offering unique local produce. It is also a great place for having a quick lunch, check out the Backhändl the delicious traditional roast chicken. Every Friday from 8 am to 1 pm.

April 2017
The Exhibition “Rembrandt. Beneath the Paint” presents the scientific results of the project investigating the Rembrandt's famous painting “An old Woman at Prayer”. The spectators are allowed a unique look not only under the layers of paint but also at the whole creative process revealing also the original, later discarded sketch. Residenzgalerie until 26 June.

July 2017
Hangar 7 hosts not only a collection of historical airplanes, Formula One cars and helicopters; it is also a culinary paradise. The complex includes two bars, two lounges (one of which is outdoor) and a Michelin star restaurant, which makes it ideal for any kind of meal at any time of the day. (7a Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße, 662 21970)

July 2017
Take the train and visit the picturesque village of St. Gilgen on the Wolfgangsee lake. It is part of the Salzkammergut, a Unesco World Heritage Site and offers numerous opportunities to enjoy water sports, golf, hiking, bathing and cycling.

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