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Historical interest: Salzburg
It's not surprising that Salzburg has a long history. The façades of the
architecture tell a thousand stories. A monastery and bishopric were founded in
the old town on the left bank of the river in 700 AD. From that date, Salzburg
quickly grew in power and prestige, becoming an archbishopric in 798.
At the zenith of the prince-archbishop's power, the city was called 'German
Rome'. On medieval maps, the province of Land Salzburg was titled
'church lands'. An integral part of the Holy Roman Empire, Land Salzburg was
adjoined to Austria subsequent to the congress of Vienna in 1816.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg on January 27, 1756. He was a
child prodigy, writing musical notes at the age of 4, before he could even shape
the letters of the alphabet. By the time he'd reached the age of 6, Mozart was
performing at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna before assembled royalty
Salzburg, a city filled with 17th and 18th century houses, is internationally
recognised for its architectural grandeur. Much of the work was done by the
masters of the Baroque, Fischer von Erlach and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt.
Incredible castles and palaces dot the city, giving Salzburg its air of supremacy.
Hohensalzburg Fortress is the former stronghold of the prince-archbishops of
Salzburg, while Residenz is a palatial palace and was the seat of the Salzburg
prince-archbishops after they decided to leave the Hohensalzburg. Schloss Hellbrunn,
three miles south of the city, was the summer residence of the prince-archbishops.
The Baroque Mirabell Gardens were designed by the renowned Fischer von Erlack.
Another indelible part of the city's history is the film The Sound of Music.
The ever-present alpine panoramas will forever remain a colourful memory to
all those who watched the world famous movie.
Ever since the end of WWII, Salzburg has been connected with America. While
the Soviets occupied part of Vienna and lower Austria, Salzburg was a part of
the American zone. The economy developed in eastern Austria circa 1955, when
the Russians finally decided to leave. However, economic development prospered
in Salzburg near to the end of the war, enabling the city to accelerate its
progress and sustain an affable relationship with the United States.
These days, the economy is partly driven by its tourism ventures in the city
and in the alpine region. As the city seems to be getting ever more popular,
the tourist economy will surely flourish.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Crowne Plaza Salzburg
ATEL Hotel Lasserhof
Hotel Altstadt Radisson SAS
Austrotel Hotel Salzburg
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