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The town is on the site of the Roman settlement of Iuvavum. Salzburg was founded as an episcopal see in 696 and became a seat of the archbishop in 798. Its main sources of income were salt extraction, trade, and gold mining. The fortress of Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, dates from the 11th century. In the 17th century, Salzburg became a center of the Counter-Reformation, with monasteries and numerous Baroque churches built.
The name Salzburg means "Salt-Castle" (Latin: Salis Burgium). The name derives from the barges carrying salt on the River Salzach, which were subject to a toll in the 8th century as was customary for many communities and cities on European rivers. Hohensalzburg Fortress, the city's fortress, was built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, who made it his residence. It was greatly expanded during the following centuries.
In 1850, Salzburg's status was restored as the capital of the Duchy of Salzburg, a crownland of the Austrian Empire. The city became part of Austria-Hungary in 1866 as the capital of a crownland of the Austrian Empire. The nostalgia of the Romantic Era led to increased tourism. In 1892, a funicular was installed to facilitate tourism to Hohensalzburg Fortress.
The Romanesque and Gothic churches, the monasteries and the early carcass houses dominated the medieval city for a long time. The Cathedral of Archbishop Conrad of Wittelsbach was the largest basilica north of the Alps. The choir of the Franciscan Church, construction was begun by Hans von Burghausen and completed by Stephan Krumenauer, is one of the most prestigious religious gothic constructions of southern Germany. At the end of the Gothic era Nonnberg Abbey, the Margaret Chapel in St Peter's Abbey, St George's Chapel, and the stately halls of the "Hoher Stock" in Hohensalzburg Fortress were constructed.
Stay in the center of Salzburg's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you'll find most of the Austrian city's major attractions. Mirabell Palace, Hohensalzburg Castle, and the Getreidegasse shopping district lie just 2 kilometers from the historic Radisson Blu Altstadt Hotel, Salzburg.
The Salzburg Card gets you free admission into all museums and city tourist attractions. It includes public transportation, even the rides on the Festungsbahn funicular (the funicular to Hohensalzburg) and the Untersberg Cable Car. At some attractions, you will be able to bypass the ticket line. The card is available for 24, 48, and 72 hours.
Translated to Old Town, this is where many of Salzburg's main attractions can be found and many visitors don't leave this district and the beautiful baroque architecture found there. Don't miss Festung Hohensalzburg (Castle), Salzburger Dom (Cathedral), and Salzburg Residenz (former home of the Prince-Archbishops who rules Salzburg).
A cool urban hideaway, with modern, bright rooms in a 14th century building. Decorated with over 100 original contemporary artworks - a beautiful contrast to the stuccoed ceilings and wooden floors. Suites are well equipped for families. Ideally located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress. See More
The mountain over which the family finally escapes to freedom is above the village of Obersalzburg with views of the Untersberg in the distance, near the village of Rossfeld, on the 319, 12 miles south of Salzburg. 041b061a72