Salzburg’s “Old Town” has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. In 1997 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Host to three universities and a large population of students, Salzburg is noted for its attractive setting and scenic Alpine backdrop. None of which we could see today because it’s middle of fall and it drizzled a bit. We did drive into a mountain which seems to sit right in the middle of the city and as it turns out is a huge parking garage.
Salzburg was the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music. The city is in full Christmas swing with the old town christmas market, lights and music everywhere. From family sized pretzels to €14.00 eggshell Christmas decorations Salzburg has it all. Despite the occasional rain this was a great day.