Tours to Salzburg
Salzburg, located in the northwest of Austria, is a city of amazing people who once lived and worked here. Everyone knows that Mozart was born and wrote his music in Salzburg, but besides the great composer, physicist Doppler, conductor Herbert von Karajan and Formula 1 racer Ratzenberger were born here. And the participants of the tours to Salzburg will learn that the writer Zweig, the doctor and alchemist Paracelsus and the musician Haydn also preferred the banks of the Salzach River for life and work..
History with geography
At the very foot of the Alps, the city of Salzburg is spread out in the river valley and it is the mountains that serve as its panoramic background and the main scenery for all the events taking place here. Its history begins in 45 AD, when the Romans founded the colony of Yuvavum, which became an important point in one of the provinces of the empire. Then the tribes of the Rugians, Goths and Heruli were noted in Salzburg, and in the VIII century the city became a bishop's residence. It was then that it received its modern name, meaning "The Salt Fortress". The old part of Salzburg is listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
Briefly about the important
- Summer is the warmest time of the year, but it is also the wettest. Thermometers show the participants of the tour to Salzburg in July a stable +25, but from May to September precipitation is almost daily. It is best to come to Austria in spring or mid-autumn, when the weather is much drier and the temperature is kept at around +15.
- There are no direct flights from Russian cities to Salzburg yet, but the local airport accepts planes from many cities in Austria and European capitals. In addition, the birthplace of Mozart is an important railway junction and you can get to Salzburg by train from Vienna, Prague, Rome, Berlin or Munich.
- The easiest way to get around the city is to reduce the cost by buying a pass for a day or a week. Moreover, such tickets are slightly more expensive for the driver than in tobacco stalls. Taxis may seem quite expensive to participants on tours to Salzburg, but fixed-schedule minibuses are a less expensive option..
- The rented car during the tour to Salzburg can cause problems finding parking. In addition, the price of parking services in Europe in general and in Austria, in particular, is rather high. Bicycles will be cheaper, which also have discounts with the Zalzburg Card..