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Salzburg (Austria)

Dresden is the city of Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner. It has been linked with Mozart's city since 1991. Alongside the mutual weakness for sweet-tasting delicacies, it is above all great cultural traditions which characterise the partnership.

The festivals last all year round!

Population: 149,108

Geographical location: Northern boundary of the Alps, less than 10 kilometres from the border to Bavaria, capital of the federal region of the same name

Profile: The Romans established the settlement of Juvavum, today's Salzburg, on one of its important military roads. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not until the 7th century that it was revived by Bishop Rupert. Under the protection of the archbishops, Salzburg prospered as a market town, with a mint for coins and a fortress. The passing of the so-called "Principal Conclusion of the Extraordinary Imperial Delegation" at the beginning of the 19th century heralded the secularisation of the prince-archbishopric and thus the end of the rule of the archbishops in Salzburg. The city was subsequently an electorate under the Habsburg Grand Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany for a short time, and later under French and Bavarian administration before finally passing to Austria in 1816. The annexation to the National Socialist Third Reich in 1938 brought an economic upswing, but at the same time political persecution, deportation of the Jewish population and war. American bombing raids destroyed large areas of the city centre. Following reconstruction, Salzburg experienced its own small economic miracle and the fast-growing population changed the face of the city. Salzburg is today a major traffic junction and an international trading centre. Wood processing plays an important role for the local economy, alongside the food industry and various other branches. The majority of the population, however, is employed in the service sector. Dairy farming and meat production, on the other hand, are nowadays of relatively minor significance.

Tips: Salzburg is a city of music and art par excellence, the birthplace of Mozart, home of the Salzburg Festival (July/August), the venue for the Easter Festival founded by Herbert von Karajan... But music is just one of the many interesting things which the city has to offer. Over 100 churches, castles and palaces from the times of the archbishops have been preserved: Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mirabell Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, the Benedictine monastery with St. Peter's Cemetery, the Residential Palace and the Domplatz square. An insight into the life of one of Salzburg's most famous sons is to be gained in Mozart's former home, at his birthplace in Getreidegasse and on the Mozartplatz square. Festivals have always served as a catalyst for the cultural life of the city. Numerous concerts and theatre events bring the generations together.


Mayor of the City of Salzburg

Dr. Heinz Schaden

Phone 0043-662-80722520
Fax 0043-662-80722085

Postal address

Schloss Mirabell
5024 Salzburg