What is the best area to stay in Salzburg?
Salzburg is a charming city, surrounded by mountains which run along both sides of the Salzach river. If you want to be close to all that the city´s places of interest and enjoy all it has to offer, the best area to stay is the historic centre or Aldstadt. Here you will find narrow streets, luxurious palaces and can wander around admiring the many illustrious buildings, such as the Abadía de Nonnberg or the San Pedro building. Its Baroque cathedral deserves extra special attention. Walk on to the marvellous Plaza Residenz and the pedestrian Goldgasse street, where you will find the house Mozart was born in, along with the city´s best dining establishments. Its restaurants, cafés and bars are very popular.
A bit further away you will find the Hohensalzburg fortress, set on top of a hill from which you can enjoy beautiful views. Salzburg is also famous for its music festivals. There are many different events happening all year round, such as the week of Mozart or the jazz festival. The street offers music to suit everyone´s taste.
Outside of the city you can take day trips to visit the Untersberg mountain. You can take a cable car up to the top to enjoy the amazing views over the region.