between tradition and zeitgeist
Salzburg City has been a proud member of the UNESCO World Heritage List for over 20 years, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The city owes much of its elegance and uniqueness to the prince-archbishops, their architectural and artistic legacy encountered around practically every corner. Renowned musical events do their part, too, including the Salzburg Festival as well as Mozart Week, whose new artistic director in January 2019 will be Rolando Villazón. Compelling exhibitions such as “DomQuartier Salzburg” are dedicated to the lives and accomplishments of the prince-archbishops.
Rooted in history yet with its fingers firmly on the pulse of the times – Salzburg is far more than a Baroque city with a world-famous silhouette. In the midst of this cultural mecca, we encounter an exhilarating spectrum of extravagant art objects, refined architecture and contemporary design. Even as a music metropolis, Salzburg provides plenty of space for urban dance as well as new music – when you take a peek behind some of those old familiar stereotypes, you will be amazed what you find.