Salzburg is arguably one of the cutest cities I’ve ever visited. With almost 150,000 citizens, it is the fourth largest city in Austria, behind Vienna, Graz, and Linz. Thanks to it’s three universities, University of Salzburg, Mozarteum University of Salzburg and Alma Mater Europaea, a large portion of its population is made of students.
I didn’t really know what to expect before arriving in Salzburg, but what I found really pleased me. First of all, Salzburg is, I think, best enjoyed on foot. Sure, there are a few places that may require some kind of motorized transportation if you want to get further or outside the city, but for the most part, if you’re interested in the Old Town for example, you should spend time walking around!
The hotel I was staying at was on the right (or east) side of the Salzach river. As soon as my luggage were safely in the room, I headed out towards the river and, eventually, the Old Town. On the way there, there were a lot of nice outdoor terraces to please the foodies and many shops to please the shopping lovers!
And then, there was a river! And then a fortress! What a beautiful sight! I continued strolling around the old town on the other side of the river and enjoyed the shops and terraces. The following day, I went up the fortress to take some beautiful pictures and learn about the history of Salzburg. You can of course take the tram to go up, but walking isn’t that bad! It just takes a bottle of water once you get up there!
I would highly recommend going up the Hohensalzburg fortress, if only to enjoy the views, as the architecture and the rivers makes for some gorgeous pictures.
Have you been to Salzburg? Did you enjoy the city?