About place: Salzburg

You could consider Salzburg located at the foot of the Alps an open-air museum as this old city on the Salzbach River is very picturesque, and a multitude of most interesting historical sites concentrated on a compact territory is just exceptional.

Saint Rupert founded Salzburg on the site of former Roman military camp in 8th century. As salt was mined in the environs of this city, the ruling archbishop dukes soon got rich and powerful. They invited the best architects and painters who made Salzburg one of the most beautiful cities of that period. In the historical center baroque pa-laces and Gothic cathedrals are on both sides of narrow medieval streets and wide squares. Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santino Solari were the main architects who created the unique appearance of Salzburg.

When in Salzburg you should see the castle of Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace and Garden, and the Old Town at the foot of the mountain.

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