Salzburg, the city of Mozart in Austria
UNESCO World Heritage Site and City of Culture on the River Salzach
Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, is worth a trip at any time of year. The Salzburg Festival brings VIPs to the city in the summer and the Christmas market in front of the cathedral is a festive meeting point in the winter.
Salzburg is just an hour's drive away from your hotel in Mariastein. The city is an ideal destination for a day trip. Park your car just outside Salzburg city centre: you can always find a parking space at Neutor in the Altstadtgarage car park and you are just a few steps away from Salzburg's sights.
Salzburg has numerous wonderful lanes, probably the most famous one is the Getreidegasse. Hand wrought iron shop signs hang over passers-bys' heads in the lane: every little shop and every world-famous fashion brand that has a branch in the Getreidegasse in Salzburg has a brass sign that suits the old town's charm. Great shopping opportunities and culinary highlights are offered in Salzburg's most popular lane, where Mozart was also born. Visit Mozart's birthplace and get to know the rooms where the world-famous musical genius grew up.
The city of Salzburg:Jedermann and the Christmas market
"Jedermann", the work by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, has been performed in front of the impressive backdrop of the cathedral at the Salzburg Festival since 1920. The Salzburg Festival, whose co-founders include Hofmannsthal, declares siege on the city every year: stars and starlets, men and women in evening wear and a very special flair take over the city's lanes.
But outside the festival season, Salzburg also offers attractive cultural entertainment: impressive sounds in the Festspielhaus, drama at the Landestheater and exciting exhibitions at the Museum der Moderne on the Mönchsberg mountain. When winter arrives in Salzburg and the city lies under a blanket of snow, there is a fairytale-like atmosphere. Salzburg's Christmas market attracts visitors with delicious Christmas treats and Advent traditions every year.
Visit the city of Salzburg and experience an exciting day on holiday in Mozart's birthplace. The capital of the Salzburger Land is just an hour's drive away from your hotel, the Mariasteinerhof. Send your no-obligation enquiry for a room at the Mariasteinerhof and look forward to a day trip to Salzburg.