Salzburg Travel Guide

Many of the can't-miss things to do in Salzburg revolve around the city's storied past. Its streets are lined with a myriad of medieval- and Baroque-built monasteries, palaces, cathedrals and more, and its Altstadt ("Old Town") was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. And, the Getreidegasse shopping lane is also home to the townhouse where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.

History lovers should also include a trip to the Festung Hohensalzburg on their list of what to do in Salzburg. The nearly 1,000-year-old building is set on a cliff high above the city and offers unparalleled views.

Things to do in Salzburg includes a look at the local landmarks seen in classic musical, The Sound of Music. The Schloss Mirabell and its primly maintained gardens, for example, were used during the filming of "Do Re Mi."

Ideas for what to do in Salzburg also include a look at its modern-day cultural scene. The city's many concert halls offer daily opportunities to hear live music.

What to Expect: Salzburg's Christkindlmarkt is one of Europe's oldest markets; there are documents from the 15th century describing the fine crafts being sold by elderly women in front of the Salzburg cathedral during Advent season.