Salzburg: the city of Mozart (you will need 2 days for this)

.... and home to the Sound of Music and its beautiful Mirabell Gardens and Palace. Who has not heard of this magnificent city?

Salzburg is a 300km trip from Vienna where you travel through the stunning Austrian Alps and lakes to the fantastic city of Salzburg.

On your way to Mozart's town of birth you'll be enchanted by the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape with its mountains and lakes, and where the Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to spend their holidays - truly wonderful!

Salzburg most famous sights are found in the old city, like the Bishop's Seat including the Cathedral, the Festival Hall, St Peter's Abbey Church and its graveyard (the tomb of Mozart's sister Nannerl). Among the busy shopping streets you can visit no. 9 Getreidegasse, where the famed Wolfgang Mozart was born and lived until he was 17 years old.

For Sound of Music fans: Don’t forget to have a stroll through the gardens of Mirabell Palace where you will find the statue of the Pegasus, the winged horse and perhaps here, the song 'Do-Re-Mi' from the movie Sound of Music will come to mind?

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