Salzburg

  • salzburg
    salzburg panorama.jpg
    salzburg festung hohensalzburg innenhof 5.jpg
    1813-1814b - salzburg - schloss mirabell.jpg
    coat of arms of salzburg
    coat of arms
    salzburg is located in salzburg
    salzburg
    salzburg
    location within austria
    salzburg is located in austria
    salzburg
    salzburg
    salzburg (austria)
    coordinates: 47°48′0″n 13°02′0″e / 47°48′0″n 13°02′0″e / 47.80000; 13.03333
    historic centre of the city of salzburg
    unesco world heritage site
    old town salzburg across the salzach river.jpg
    784
    inscription1996 (20th session)
    area236 ha
    buffer zone467 ha

    salzburg (austrian: [ˈsaltsbʊʁk]; german: [ˈzaltsbʊʁk] (about this soundlisten); [note 1] literally "salt fortress"; austro-bavarian: soizburg) is the capital city of the state of salzburg and with 154,211[7] inhabitants the fourth-largest city in austria.

    the town is located on the site of the former roman settlement of iuvavum. salzburg was founded as an episcopal see in 696 and became a seat of the archbishop in 798. its main sources of income were salt extraction and trade and, at times, gold mining. the fortress of hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval fortresses in europe, dates from the 11th century. in the 17th century, salzburg became a centre of the counter-reformation, where monasteries and numerous baroque churches were built.

    salzburg's historic centre (german: altstadt) is thus renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the alps, with 27 churches. it was listed as a unesco world heritage site in 1996. the city has three universities and a large population of students. tourists also visit salzburg to tour the historic centre and the scenic alpine surroundings. salzburg was the birthplace of the 18th-century composer wolfgang amadeus mozart. because of its history, culture, and attractions, salzburg has been labeled austria's "most inspiring city."[8]

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Salzburg
Salzburg panorama.jpg
Salzburg Festung Hohensalzburg Innenhof 5.jpg
1813-1814b - Salzburg - Schloss Mirabell.JPG
Coat of arms of Salzburg
Coat of arms
Salzburg is located in Salzburg
Salzburg
Salzburg
Location within Austria
Salzburg is located in Austria
Salzburg
Salzburg
Salzburg (Austria)
Coordinates: 47°48′0″N 13°02′0″E / 47°48′0″N 13°02′0″E / 47.80000; 13.03333
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Old Town Salzburg across the Salzach river.jpg
784
Inscription1996 (20th session)
Area236 ha
Buffer zone467 ha

Salzburg (Austrian: [ˈsaltsbʊʁk]; German: [ˈzaltsbʊʁk] (About this soundlisten); [note 1] literally "Salt Fortress"; Austro-Bavarian: Soizburg) is the capital city of the State of Salzburg and with 154,211[7] inhabitants the fourth-largest city in Austria.

The town is located on the site of the former Roman settlement of Iuvavum. Salzburg was founded as an episcopal see in 696 and became a seat of the archbishop in 798. Its main sources of income were salt extraction and trade and, at times, gold mining. The fortress of Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, dates from the 11th century. In the 17th century, Salzburg became a centre of the Counter-Reformation, where monasteries and numerous Baroque churches were built.

Salzburg's historic centre (German: Altstadt) is thus renowned for its Baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps, with 27 churches. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also visit Salzburg to tour the historic centre and the scenic Alpine surroundings. Salzburg was the birthplace of the 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Because of its history, culture, and attractions, Salzburg has been labeled Austria's "most inspiring city."[8]