Tourism in Austria


General Information

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. It was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Salzburg is located on the banks of the Salzach River, at the northern boundary of the Alps. The mountains to Salzburg's south contrast with the rolling plains to the north. The closest alpine peak, the 1,972‑metre-high Untersberg, is less than 16 kilometres from the city centre. The Altstadt, or "old town", is dominated by its baroque towers and churches and the massive Festung Hohensalzburg. This area is surrounded by two smaller mountains, the Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg, which offer green relief within the city. Salzburg is located approximately 150 km east of Munich, 281 km northwest of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and 300 km west of Vienna. The city can be easily reached from Vienna by train in 2:22 hrs.

  • Main sights

    • Old Town (Altstadt)

      The Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. A large part of the old city is a pedestrian area, so it is ideal for taking a walk and shopping.


    • Getreidegasse

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27 in 1756 in the Getreidegasse (Grain Lane), where his family lived for 26 years. Getreidegasse is a busy shopping street in the Altstadt (Old Town) section of Salzburg.


    • Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom)

      Salzburg cathedral was founded by Saint Rupert in 774 on the remnants of a Roman town. It still contains the baptismal font in which composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.


    • Hohensalzburg Castle (Festung Hohensalzburg)

    • Hohensalzburg Castle sits atop the Festungsberg, a small hill in the city of Salzburg. Erected in 1077 it is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.



General Information

Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria. The word “bruck” comes from the same root as the modern German word "Brücke" meaning "bridge" which leads to "the bridge over the Inn". About 30,000 students, who study in one of its four universities, are living in Innsbruck.

It is an internationally renowned winter sports centre, and hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. Innsbruck also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012.


  • Main sight

    • Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

    • The Goldenes Dachl is a landmark structure located in the Old Town section of Innsbruck. It is considered the city's most famous symbol. Completed in 1500, the roof was decorated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles for Emperor Maximilian I. Today the Goldenes Dachl is housing the International Alpine Convention's Office.

Zell am See

Zell am See is a small town in the Austrian state of Salzburg. Because of the large number of tourists, especially from Middle East, Zell am See has become the second most important touristic destination after Vienna.

The city of Zell am Zee is located down the mountain “Schmittenhöhe” with a height of 2,000 m, and along the famous lake "Zell". The lake covers an area of 4.3 square kilometers and offers a magnificent occasion to enjoy and relax. There are great walking trails with beautiful views but it is also interesting to spend some time in the city center of "Zell am Zee” with its shops and its weekly market. The lake is "flowing" in a gorgeous valley between the mountain "Grossglockner" which is the highest mountain in Austria and the "Kitzsteinhorn" covered with snow. The lake provides Zell am See with the purest drinking water.


It is a large tourist area in the center of Austria located at the Alps and extending up to the city of Salzburg. The Salzkammergut is a beautiful region bordered by the Alps and with several lakes, such as “Fuschlsee”, “Wolfgangsee” and “Mondsee”. The region is loved by tourists for its scenic nature.


  • Hallstatt
  • It is a small Austrian village with about 1,000 inhabitants. Hallstatt is located near to the lake “Hallstätter See” in the region “Salzkammergut” at about 1 hour of distance from the city of Salzburg. Hallstatt is one of Austria’s most beautiful villages.