Department of Scientific Computing, Salzburg University

The City of Salzburg

Salzburg is a beautiful city in the heart of Europe in Austria. Situated on the northern edge of the Alps, a bit less than 300 kilometres to the west of Vienna and 150 km to the southeast of Munich, it is home to some 150,000 residents. It is best known for its greatest son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in Salzburg, but also for the famous film "Sound of Music", which was shot in Salzburg. The old town of Salzburg is an intriguing labyrinth of small streets and beautiful little squares, that retain the original, baroque flair of its building time in the 17th and 18th century. Numerous churches from different periods are also worth visiting, with the oldest dating back to the 8th century. One of the most impressive buildings, however, is the Castle of Salzburg, which is situated on a hill at the heart of Salzburg, majestically overlooking the city.

[Salzburg in Winter]

[View on the Old Town] [View from the Riverside]

(Pictures courtesy of Salzburg Information)