I visited this WHS in April 2014. Salzburg is popular as Mozart’s birthplace and the place where the Sound of Music film was shot. Therefore it is always pretty crowded, however if you start exploring the city early in the morning you are likely be there before the tour groups arrive. The urban landscape is best admired from the new bridge with padlocks over the Salzach river or else from the Hohensalzburg Fortress. From these viewpoints, I could easily spot the various church steeples so it was very easy to find my way through the streets adorned with intricate guild signs. The Mozart House is worth a visit although quite expensive. The highlight of my visit though was the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter with the catacombs and graveyard – a perfect place for some peace and quiet before enjoying a good Sacher cake in one of the many cafes.
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg – Austria