About Austria

Salzburg as the City of Mozart

Mozart chocolates, Mozart rubber ducks, Mozart ice cream: There is practically nothing that doesn’t sport the likeness of this city’s greatest son. As the city in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and grew up, Salzburg can fairly claim the title of City of Mozart. Visitors to Salzburg will bump into Mozart around almost every corner…

Salzburg Festival: an international culture-festival with well-known star

For several weeks in summer, this city of 150,000 people becomes the hub of the cultural world. Salzburg owes this annual transformation to the Salzburg Festival: a festival acclaimed worldwide for its exceptional musical quality. Every year, top international stars such as Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón and Riccardo Muti draw more than 250,000 culture lovers from around the globe to enjoy opera, theatre and concerts that are second to none.