In 2020, all eyes will be on Salzburg. Why? Because this wonderful city at the edge of the Austrian Alps was recently chosen as the number one hottest city destination.
With their Best in Travel 2020, the experts at Lonely Planet have published their list of the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best-value destinations for the coming year. Salzburg was ranked 1st in the Top Cities category, giving it pride of place on the podium.
The baroque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a medieval fortress sits perched on the hill high above, and the city is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful concert halls set against an enchanting mountain backdrop. Salzburg has always retained its charm. Lying on the blue Salzach, it is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and home to all the beautiful locations from the musical film The Sound of Music. And as the Salzburg Festival celebrates its 100th birthday, the small city will become a large world stage.
Not only does Salzburg offer a wealth of cultural opportunities, it also has numerous family attractions! Your kids will love it - so why not let Salzburg surprise you with its diversity!
There is a wide variety of leisure activities in and around Salzburg. Recharge your batteries on a walk on the Mönchsberg mountain or along the banks of the Salzach!
Art and culture enthusiasts feel right at home in Salzburg! The wide variety of attractions will make your stay a great experience.
Shops in the historical district with a rich family tradition, designer boutiques with modern ideas, a shopping mall with hundreds of brands and a designer outlet center with great offers – there truly is something here for everyone
Salzburg is THE “Sound of Music” city! Not only did the real Trapp family once live here, this movie classic was also filmed in and around the city. Roam in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp and Julie Andrews