Altstadt (old town)



In 1997, Salzburg's Altstadt (Old Town) was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the category of cultural monuments worth preserving for future generations. This should speak for itself, and the Altstadt should be on every visitor's "to-do" list. Because the city center is not very big, you should be able to find your way around fairly easily. Classic Salzburg is a feast for the eyes, with impressive buildings dating back to the baroque period dominating the scenery. Different epochs can easily be distinguished from one another, with Italian baroque features standing side-by-side with examples of Austrian individualism. The Salzach River acts as a natural border to the Old Town, and the traffic-ridden Rudolfskai stretches out alongside it. Another natural feature that encloses the Old Town is the Mönchsberg, a big rock face that used to protect the city's treasures from unwanted guests during the Middle Ages. Salzburg's cathedral is without a doubt the main attraction in the Altstadt. It is flanked by two squares, the Residenzplatz (a good place to see open-air concerts during summer) and the Kapitelplatz (also used for concerts and theater performances). The nearby Residenz, the "new" Residenz, the Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan church) and the Kollegienkirche (Stiftskirche) of Saint Ruprecht are only a stone's throw away from each other. Towering above all these attractions is the Hohensalzburg Fortress on the Mönchsberg (Monks' Mountain). In the western part of the Old Town, you can admire the Kollegienkirche, Mozart's birth house, the two famous festival halls - Festspielhäuser - and the so-called "Pferdeschwemme", once a spot where horses could get a drink of water. The Getreidegasse, one of the most expensive streets in Salzburg, is also situated here, with Church of St. Blasius at its western end. The Getreidegasse has always been the Linzergasse's elegant counterpart, though the latter lies on the other side of the Salzach River. It is one of the main traffic routes linking the districts on the right of the river to the city; heading west, it is also one of the main roads for those traveling to Linz and Vienna.

Nightlife

Cafe Pamina
Haus für Mozart (House for Mozart)
Szene Salzburg
Universitat-Salzburg-Grosse Aula (Great Hall of The University)
5-Uhr-Konzerte
Salzburger Performance Tage
Café Tomaselli
Ginkgo Club
O'Malley's Irish Pub
Café Sigrist
Die Weisse
Salzburger Kulturvereinigung
Take Five
Murphy's Law Irish Pub
Polzer Ticketcenter
Felsenreitschule (Former Riding School)
Kardinal-Schwarzenberg-Haus
Großes Festspielhaus
Salzburg Congress Center (EUROPASAAL)
Schauspielhaus Salzburg
Shamrock Irish Pub
Half Moon
Flip Cocktail Bar
Konditorei Cafe Niemetz (Confectionery)
Bräu zur frommen Hell
Carpe Diem Finest Fingerfood
Sega Bar
Humboldt Stubn
Café Casablanca
StieglKeller
Konditorei Schatz (Confectionery)
Republic
Café Fürst
Sternbrau
Raschhofers Rossbräu

Attractions

Fiaker-Rundfahrten
River Cruise
Residence Square / Residence Fountain
Mozart Square
Cathedral Museum (Dommuseum)
Billa
Hackenbuchner
Fiaker Horse Drawn Carriages
Museum Der Moderne Salzburg
Denkstein
Rositta
Wanger Herrenmoden
Getreidegasse
Salzburger Heimatwerk
Waagplatz (Scale Square)
Hintermayer
Felsenreitschule (Former Riding School)
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom Cathedral)
Escada Boutique
St. Peter's Cemetery (Petersfriedhof)
Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche)
Grünmarkt
Fortress Hohensalzburg (Festung Hohensalzburg)
Resmann Couture GmbH & Co. KG
Deco Art
Mönchsberg (City Hill)
Peter's
Galerie 5020
Kaslöchl
Café Fürst
Salzburg Glockenspiel (The)
State Rooms - Residenz
Großes Festspielhaus
Der heilige Rupert (Saint Rupert of Salzburg)
Salzburger Performance Tage
Buchhandlung Höllrigl
Mönchsbergaufzug (Mönchberg Lift)
Salzburg Congress Center (EUROPASAAL)
Delarue
Haus für Mozart (House for Mozart)
Makartsteg
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Fisch Krieg
Vom Fass
St. Marcus Church (Markus-Kirche)
Stassny Trachtenkinder
Koppenwallner
Haus der Natur (Nature Museum and Competence Center)
Kleines Festspielhaus
St. Blasius Kirche (Gothic Hall)
Universitat-Salzburg-Grosse Aula (Great Hall of The University)
Salzburger Adventsingen (Salzburg Advent Singing)
Convent Nonnberg
Kapitelplatz (Chapter Square)
Szene Salzburg
Kardinal-Schwarzenberg-Haus
Michaelskirche (St. Michael's Church)
Salzburger Advent
Mirabell Garden (Mirabellgarten)
Toy Museum / Bürgerspital
Mozarts Geburtshaus (Mozart´s Birthplace)
Old Town Hall
Rupertinum
Salzburger Kulturvereinigung
Collegiate Church (Kollegienkirche)
Trakl House
Salzburg Museum
Sigmundstor (Gate)
Gstättengasse
Old Town (Altstadt)
Court Pharmacy of the Prince Archbishop (Alte fürst-erzbischöfliche Hofapotheke)
Michael Haydn Memorial
Horse Pond (Pferdeschwemme)

Restaurants

Restaurant M32
Esszimmer
Bioburgermeister
Gasthaus Zur Klause am Tor
Magazin
220GRAD ROESTHAUS UND CAFE
Zirkelwirt am Papagenoplatz
Vietnam Pho 18
Goldener Hirsch
Alvera Kunsthandwerk am Papagenoplatz
Restaurant K & K
Mazz - Coffee & more
Café Tomaselli
Republic
Sternbräu
Antichi Sapori
Barenwirt
Demel
St Paul Stub'n
Nagano
Gasthof Wilder Mann
The Smallest Restaurant in the World
Carpe Diem Finest Fingerfood
Stadtalm
Tascaria Maredo
Pizzeria Il Sole
Restaurant Triangel
Restaurant Chinatown
Zur Glocke
Krimpelstätter
Restaurant in Hotel Zur Goldenen Ente
Zipfer Bierhaus (Beer House)
Raschhofers Rossbräu
Pan e Vin Restaurant
Gasthof Weisses Kreuz
Spaghetti & Co
St. Peter Stiftskeller Restaurant

Hotels

Hotel Elefant
Hotel Wolf
Hotel Ganslhof
Hotel Goldener Hirsch - A Luxury Collection Hotel
Altstadthotel Kasererbräu
Hotel Rosenvilla Salzburg
Gasthaus Hinterbruhl‎
RADISSON BLU HOTEL ALTSTADT
Hotel Pension Scheck
ARTHOTEL BLAUE GANS
Hotel Goldene Ente
WEISSE TAUBE
Arthotel Blaue Gans
St. Peter Stiftskeller Restaurant
Altstadthotel Weisse Taube
Hotel Gastein
Doktorschlossl
St. Virgil Salzburg
Hotel Zistelalm

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