Salzburg, Austria- the City of Mozart. Salzburg is the birth place of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. When I was there I had a feeling that everything in the city is related to Mozart. The Music University is named after Mozart, so is the city’s major symphony orchestra, and there is the Mozarteum Foundation… The city has five major concert halls and many theatres where you can attend musical performances practically every night of the year. Salzburg is also famous for its architecture. Much of the town still looks the same as it did in Mozart’s days. “Old Town” (Altstadt) has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a real joy to walk through the gates, arches, and passageways of Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse.
Salzburg, literally translated as “Salt Castle”, is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital city of the federal State of Salzburg (Land Salzburg). The city has three universities and a large population of students. Total city population: 148,521 (2012).
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