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Danube River Cruise: Salzburg, Austria

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To get to Salzburg, Austria while river cruising on the Danube, dock in Linz, and then head for the hills. Most river cruise companies provide all-day excursions to Salzburg, known as the film location for The Sound of Music. Highlights include: Salzburg’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a visit to Mozart's birthplace, and exploring the Hohensalzburg Fortress just above the city center.
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Kapuzinerberg, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Three mountains emerge in the city of Salzburg – one of them being the Capuchin Mountain (Kapuzinerberg), named after a monastery at the mountain’s peak. Within a 10 minute walk immerse yourself in nature and discover a true paradise.
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Mirabellplatz, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Follow the sound of music to the iconic Mirabell Palace and Gardens, where Fräulein Maria and the von Trapp children delightfully sang "Do-Re-Mi." Mirabell has become a dream destination for marriage ceremonies, boasting what some call the...
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Mirabellplatz 5A, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Mozart's balls: Austria certainly has a way with words. While, many of the confiseries and tourist shops throughout Salzburg feature Mozartkugel, be sure to go for the ones in the silver and blue foil at Fürst. These are some of the few in the...
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Domplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
My girlfriend and I were enjoying a magnificent afternoon in Salzburg, Austria after exploring the city on our first day there. We noticed several people cooling off in the courtyard, of which, this particular elderly couple that I caught gazing...
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There really is only one place to start any tour in Salzburg: Getreidegasse. The narrow road with its ornate facades and iron trade signs is a staple for visitors and locals alike. Once you have reached Number 9, you are in for a special treat at...
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Salzburg, Austria
While in Salzburg visit the DomQuartier: the seat of power from which the city’s prince-archbishops expanded their influence over the region. The blend of architecture, secular beauty and sacred splendor on display makes a tour of the DomQuartier...
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… if you haven’t seen it from this point of view. Take the elevator or an easy stroll up the hill and you will be rewarded with this amazing view upon the city. Not only the view makes the Mönchsberg worth a visit, the „Museum der Moderne“ will...
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Salzburg, Austria
“Tracht,” Austria’s traditional dress, is an important part of local culture. The Dirndl and Lederhosen of Salzburg, for example, have been part of the region’s history for centuries and are unique in style and folklore to the Alpine area. If you...
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Alte Donau, Wien, Austria
This is a summertime oasis for the whole family, with a choice of sailboats, electric boats, and surfboards located on the Alt Danube. Take a trip around the Old Danube or simply go swimming at one of the many swimming areas with lifeguards,...