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Be Stunned by Salzburg

The Austrian city of Salzburg is the fourth largest city in the country, and can be found on the border with Germany. With striking good looks, a perfectly preserved Old Town, beautiful Baroque architecture, medieval fortresses and so much to offer visitors, Salzburg is becoming an increasingly popular destination for a short break. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe that we charter private jets to and from, and we would love to take you to explore this fascinating city.

Picture-perfect

Salzburg is an unbelievably pretty city, that looks like it could be straight out of a fairy tale. It lies on the banks of the Salzach River between two mountains – Monschberg and Kapuzinerberg. This means there are stunning views from any angle in the city, something that most visitors can’t help but fall in love with.

The narrow, winding streets of the Old Town of Salzburg have been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this is where much of the brilliant Baroque architecture can be found.

For the best views in Salzburg you should ascend to the peak of Fortress Hohensalzburg. From here you can admire the panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains, and marvel at the fortress itself.

The Hohensalzburg is the largest preserved medieval fortress in central Europe and dates all the way back to 1077. Whilst the exterior is plain, the interior is filled with lavish rooms full of opulence and grandeur that will take your breath away.

The birthplace of Mozart

Prolific composer Mozart was born in Salzburg in January 1756 and called the city home for much of his life. He composed more than 600 works in his lifetime and is believed to have been one of the most talented and influential composers the world has ever seen.

Visitors can discover number 9 Getreidegasse, the place he was born and lived for much of his life. It has now been transformed into a museum dedicated to Mozart. Those who visit can walk through the rooms in which the Mozart family lived and see his childhood violin and clavichord, as well as many letters and mementos from his childhood.

A walkable city

Salzburg is not a sprawling metropolis, and instead is a compact and walkable city that’s perfect for exploration on foot. Most of the main sights of the city are within a comparatively small area.

The oldest part of Salzburg is the Altstadt and this is the ideal place to begin exploring the architectural and cultural riches of the city. After exploring the Old Town head across the river to see all that the other bank has to offer, with some more modern architecture and buckets of charm.

Let Chapman Freeborn take you to Salzburg in style on a private jet charter. The nearest airport is Salzburg Airport, only 7 miles from the city. Sankt Johann Airport is 45 miles away and Wels Airport is around 70 miles from the city.