Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.Salzburg is a city in central Austria, near the German (Bavarian) border with a population of some 146,000 in 2013.But there is a lot more to this compact, courtly city than Julie Andrews and as Mozart's birthplace.
Its "Old Town", with its world famous baroque architecture, is one of the best-preserved city centers in the German-speaking world and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.The name Salzburg, literally "Salt Castle", is derived from the barges carrying salt on the Salzach river, which were subject to a toll in the 8th century.This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.Traces of human settlements dating to the Neolithic Age and later a Celt camp have been found in the area.
Starting from 15 BC, the small communities were grouped into a single town which was named by the Romans as Juvavum. The Festung Hohensalzburg, the city's fortress, was built in 1077 and expanded in the following centuries.If you have seen the movie The Sound of Music, you may think you know all there is to see in Salzburg.Admittedly, it is difficult not to burst into songs when you're walking along the Salzach River, or climbing up to the Hohensalzburg fortress which looms over the city.We'll be visiting Munich on a Sunday and Monday in early Sept and staying outside of town on the southeast in Ramersdorf. Are there parking garages available in the central parts of the city or are there 'park and ride' lots on the outskirts which may be more convenient?Is traffic and parking easier in town on a Sunday or Monday? Independence from Bavaria was secured in the late 14th century.