The city is your's with only one single ticket.
The Salzburg Card includes:
Free single admission to all the city's attractions
Free use of public transport throughout the city, incl. fortress funicular, panorama boat & cable car Untersberg
Attractive discounts for cultural events
Discounts for various tours and excursions
The charm of the Getreidegasse, probably Salzburg's most famous shopping lane, is not only generated by the high, narrow houses tightly nestled together, the enticing shops and the wrought iron guild signs, but also to the romantic passageways and courtyards. The name "Getreidegasse" underwent an interesting transformation. Initially it was known as Trabegasse, Trabgasse or Travgasse, derived from "traben" (to trot). Later it transmuted to Tragasse, Traidgasse, Getreidgasse and finally to Getreidegasse. Thus, the street originally had nothing to do with cereal (Getreide).
In Getreidegasse no. 9, is where the Leopold Mozart family lived from 1747 to 1773. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here on January 27, 1756. Today the rooms once occupied by the Mozart family house a museum. The most famous exhibits include Mozart's childhood violin, his concert violin, his clavichord, the pianoforte, portraits and correspondence of the Mozart family.
The square is dominated by the statue of Mozart by Ludwig Schwanthaler, ceremoniously unveiled on September 5, 1842 in the presence of Mozart's sons. Mozart's widow, Constanze von Nissen, did not live to see the unveiling. She died on March 6th of the same year in the house at Mozartplatz 8. A plaque was placed on the house in her memory.
"Michl march, Mozart is here!" This was the local vernacular when the site for the erection of the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart monument was being discussed. The two squares coming into consideration were the Hannibalplatz in front of Mozart's Residence (today's Makart Square) and the Michaelsplatz (today's Mozart Square), whose fountain with the Baroque statue of St. Michael had to give way to the Mozart monument."
Events in Salzburg city
Art is in the air!
Who is wondering, if you consider that in the city of Salzburg over 4000 music and theatre events from different genres are performed every year. Apart from the highlights of the classic, like the festival at Easter, Whitsun and Summer, the Mozart Week in January, and numerous orchestral and chamber concerts, you can also participate on alternative art events like the Jazz Festival in November with his famous soloists, pop and rock concerts, theatre performances, the Kammerspiele, the puppet theater, etc.
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Here an overview of the highlights from Salzburg
- Mozart Week
- Biennale Salzburg
- Easter Festival
- Whitsun Festival
- Summer Scene
- Salzburg Festival
- Culture Days
- Jazz Festival
Advent & Christmas Market
Theatre and Concerts
- Salzburg Marionette Theatre
- City Theatre
- Summer Theater
- Classical Concerts
- Lunch and Dinner Concerts
Enjoy the diverse range of exhibitions, museums and galleries in the city of Salzburg and its surroundings.