Art and Culture

If you visit Salzburg you will feel intensively the musical and cultural heritage of the city: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most famous son of Salzburg, is omnipresent and the Salzburg Festival are held as greatest festival of classical music and performing arts in the world, definitively a yearly highlight full of tradition in Salzburg's city-life. Numerous cultural events are daily offered in the hometown of the most famous composer of Viennese Classicism.

Especially for fans of the in North America and Asia extremely popular movie „The Sound of Music“ very advisable: „The Sound of Music-Tour“ and „The Sound of Salzburg Show&Dinner“, both daily offered.

Art and Culture
Coffee House Culture

Coffee House Culture

The comfortable abidance in the atmosphere of a coffee house, the pleasurably consumption of a coffee, the extensive reading of daily newspapers and a relaxed conversation with friends – the coffee house culture has not only a long tradition in Vienna but as well in Salzburg and is still an important part of Salzburg's society.

Nowadays you find numerous and different types of coffee houses in Salzburg: from the traditional and classical to the new and modern ones. Inter alia there are some insider tips as the „Afro Café“, which brings African flair to the historic center of Salzburg, or the „220°“, a place where coffee is totally loved. They bring an attractive variety to Salzburg's coffee house culture.

Traditions

Carefully cultivated traditions are fixed in Salzburg's culture, especially in the rural environs of the city. The setting up of the so-called maypoles is very popular and celebrated tradition as-well in Salzburg, every year on May 1st.

Spruces are barked previously and afterwards decorated with bounded chaplets. With the help of long bars the maypoles are set up on May 1st at different locations in Salzburg in the way that they are visible even from distance. The decorated tree is a symbol of love, fertility, life and growth. Usually the setting up of maypoles is accompanied by a comfortable gathering in party-atmosphere.

Traditions
Sports in Salzburg

Sports in Salzburg

Do you prefer a sportive-active preparation of your run at the Salzburg Marathon? So, many doors are open to you!

Alongside river Salzach and some other small streamlets, along the “Hellbrunner Allee“ which is part of the marathon course as well, at “Volksgarten“ or at “Leopoldskron“ you find numerous oppurtunities for a enjoyable run ad an ideal warm-up for the Salzburg Marathon. Hundreds of people run here daily. The “Mönchesberg“, the “Kapuzinerberg“ and the “Gaisberg“ offer you the possibility of a trail or mountain run, not far from the center of the city.

The city of Salzburg and the neighboring region offer you additionally numerous possibilities to do your favorit sports.

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Salzburg is a fantastic place for people in love. There is not only a great offer for heterosexual couples but for homosexuals as well. Especially Salzburg's nightlife offers a couple of diversified places for homosexuals. Besides that additionally to attracitve places for people in love “gayfriendly cafés and restaurants“ in Salzburg are listed on the website of the city of Salzburg.

Bytheway: The enchanting farytale-weddings at charming “Schloss Mirabell“ are available as ceremonies for registered gay-partnerships as well.

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On the website of city of Salzburg, on the website of the historic center of Salzburg and on the website of “Fräulein Flora“ you can find further information how to arrange your visit in Salzburg apart of the Running Festival in Mozart City in an attractive way.