Yes, Salzburg has been alive with music long before her most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born in 1756; certainly long before Julie Andrews proclaimed the hills to be alive with music in the opening scene of the award winning 1965 film, The Sound of Music.
The past and the present sit on opposite banks of the Salzach River in this rich cultural and spiritual center, home to 145,000 people and the acclaimed Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg Festival). My Seven Sensational Salzburg sights hardly do justice to this grand dame, but I can only work with what I was given - 6 hours, with a break for lunch. See what you think.
I think this is more history than my meager mind can manage. I'm exhausted and late posting! It's worth it though, because I know you'll be delighted! I pray the typos and bad grammer have been reduced to a minimum.
1. Festung Hohensalzburg
Salzburg’s Archbishop Gebhard in 1077, the castle has never been conquered. All the more reason for taking the high ground. The only time it actually came under siege was during the
German-Peasants’ War in 1525, when a group of rebellious farmers, miners and townsfolk tried to oust Prince-Archbishop Matthaus Lang. Beginning in the late 19th century, Hohensalzburg was refurbished as a tourist attraction showcasing lavish state rooms, a torture chamber and a 200-pipe organ appropriately called the “Bull.” In 1892 the Feustungsbahn (cable car) opened to provide easy access to the castle from the town below.
2. Schloss Mirabell
4. Dom du Salzburg
5. Mozarts Geburtshaus
6. Alte Residenz
7. Wasserschlob Anif