Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital city of the federal state of Salzburg. The name Salzburg literally means “salt-castle”. In the Old Town you will find world famous baroque architecture in abundance. It is one of the best-preserved city centers in the German-speaking world and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The capital of the State of Salzburg, the city has three universities and a large population of students. Salzburg offers space in an advanced network of technology centers to companies from the fields of automation, software, telecommunications, environmental technology, leisure technology and multimedia. Because of this, Salzburg has seen over 200 companies take office space in the technology centers, with these businesses employing over 1200 people.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Depending on how long you plan to be in the area the Salzburg card could be a good investment as it includes: • Free single admission to all the city’s attractions. • Free use of public transport throughout the city. • Discounts for cultural events, tours and excursions. Restaurant Goldener Hirsch is one of the classic dining options in the city. The food is traditional Austrian, and is superb. Sternbräu is a microbrewery which serves traditional Austrian dishes and features an Italian Trattoria, large garden, and self-service bar for those in a hurry. Stiftkeller St Peter is Austria’s oldest restaurant, going back some 1,200 years to Carolingian times. It has been said that Charlemagne dined here. This historic restaurant offers one of the finest overall experiences in Salzburg. They even offer candlelit and magical Mozart dinner concerts in the baroque hall.
Salzburg Airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) west of Salzburg city center, and 2km (1.2 miles) east. It offers numerous flights to European destinations as well as international departures. The city is serviced by comprehensive rail connections, with frequent east-west trains linking Vienna, Munich, Innsbruck, and Zürich, including daily high-speed ICE services. The city acts as a hub for south-bound trains through the Alps into Italy. The Salzburg trolleybus system and bus network have a total of more than 20 lines, and service runs every 10 minutes. Salzburg also has an S-Bahn municipal railway system with four Lines (S1, S2, S3, and S11). Trains depart from the main station every 30 minutes.