27 April, Sunday
AUSTRIA, Salzburg – It’s name may mean ‘salt fortress’ but this is no grim and foreboding mountainous outpost. Salzburg is a cheery town overflowing with history and culture, underscored by the classic Baroque architecture that can be seen throughout the older quarters of this UNESCO Heritage Site.
More popularly known as the birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg owes her classic good looks to a dab of good fortune. Located at the foot of the Alps bordering Germany, the salt-mining town managed to scrape through World War 2 with very little damage. As a result, it has become a hotspot for tourists seeking to immerse themselves in pre-war European charm.
During summer Salzburg becomes overcrowded with day-trippers. Plan accordingly to maximise your enjoyment of the city’s historic charm – most palpable in the quaint shopping street of Getreidegasse (pictured).