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Salzburg

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Salzburg, situated in a wide valley with a mild climate, crossed by the Salzach River, at the northern edge of the eastern Alps at the Bavarian border, is the capital of the province of Salzburg.
From the three hills that surround it (the Moenchsberg, the Kapuzinerberg, the Rainberg) enjoy panoramic sea views.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is famous also for the musical and cultural events that take place each year.

The city has a beautiful old town in the Gothic and Baroque (Italian-inspired) was added to UNESCO's list of Historic Heritage of Humanity. The city's cathedral (Salzburger Dom) is the most shining example of this style.
The cultural and artistic splendor of Salzburg is due in large part to the interests of the prince-bishops who ruled the fate of the city between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

What to visit

     the Festung Hohensalzburg (Hohensalzburg Fortress): fort commissioned in 1077 by a bishop, now the largest intact fortress in Europe. E 'connected to the city by a funicular extremely characteristic.
     Getreidegasse (Alley of Grains) with the birthplace of Mozart;
     the Benedictine Convent of St. Peter;
     Cemetery Petersfriedhof.

And again, the Residence and the Residence (Bishop's Palace), the Mozartmuseum, the Kapuzinerkloster, the Mirabell Palace.

Outside Innsbruck is a suburban palace, the Hellbrunn (Fontechiara), surrounded by formal gardens, fountains, water features and a zoo, active and much visited today.

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