The peak season to visit Salzburg is the summer season in July and August. Not only it is warm, sunny and rainy at about 75 deg F, it is also the time of festivities (Sommerszene and the Salzburg Festival) in the city. It would be best to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you’re looking for budget holidays, you can visit here during the winter season in December to February. Freezing temperatures, snowfalls and winter sports would greet you in the city during this time along with lower airfares and hotel rates.
The city is served by Salzburg Airport. It is the second largest international airport in Austria and it serves as a gateway to Austria's Ski Amade region, which is the largest network of linked ski resorts in Europe. This airport is a hub for Eurowings. Multiple flights to some major international destinations like Berlin, London, Frankfurt and Istanbul take-off at scheduled intervals from the airport the year round. However, seasonal and seasonal charter flights are available at only certain times of the year. Apart from Eurowings, other airlines associated with the airport include British Airways, Ryanair, Air Berlin and Turkish Airlines among others. Places of Interest in Salzburg
Salzburg is the birthplace of noted musician Mozart and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg in Austria. Situated beautifully on a landscape filled Salzach River and the snow-laden Alps Mountains, this Austrian city is a delightful mix of scenic beauty and architectural opulence. Its Old Town or Altstadt is more than half the fun. This historical part of the city is home to one of the best preserved city centres to the north of the Alps that wows its visitors with its hundreds of year old Romanesque and Gothic churches, palaces, cathedrals and abbeys.Dom Zu Salzburg (Salzburg Cathedral)
Salzburg Cathedral is a 17th century Baroque cathedral of Roman Catholic Archdiocese where Mozart was baptized on 28 January 1756. It was founded on the remains of an old Roman town by Saint Rupert in 774 AD. This church is also famous for its Statues of Four Saints, three bronze gates that depict Faith, Hope and Love as three divine virtues and its oldest, twin 17th century bells.Salzburg Residenz (Salzburg Residence)
First mentioned in 1232 AD and then renovated in 1596 AD, the Salzburg Residenz is a former palace of city's Archbishops. It is hallmarked by a stunning show of Baroque and Neo-Classical architecture. It has been turned into a museum and is best known for Residenzgalerie, an arts gallery here that has a number of 16th to 19th century Austrian paintings.Residenzplatz (the Residence Place)
Residenzplatz is a large square in the heart of Salzburg. It is hallmarked by a grand 17th century baroque fountain called Residenzbrunnen which is made of marble and is considered to be the biggest baroque fountain in Middle Europe. This square is at its supreme best in July and August when it is transformed into an open-air museum to show taped performances to the public.