A city with rich history, culture and beauty, Salzburg has a higher tourist per capita ratio than Florence or Venice. Although the city is best known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for being the setting of the legendary movie "The Sound of Music", there is much more to this place. With a hugely popular opera programme and great facilities for skiing, the city is one of Europe's most popular tourist attractions. Salzburg airport is very well connected, with flights available from most of the European capitals, including direct flights from London. The city is particularly well served during the winter months when the ski season is in full swing. Use our price comparison tool to compare the prices of the major carriers to maximise the possibility of finding a cheap flight to the city. Due to the enormous demand for flights to the city, there are now a number of low cost carriers offering cheap flights to Salzburg from London. A must for classical music fans is Mozarts Geburtshaus (Mozart's birthplace), which is also one of the best museums in the city. The house contains an excellent collection dedicated to the history of Mozart and his family, with a huge selection of historically significant memorabilia. Situated on a mountain overlooking the city is the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which offers breathtaking views of the entire region. The fortress also hosts large public concerts during the summer months; reservation in advance is highly advisable. One of the city's most enduring tourist locations is the Schloss Hellbrunn, which can be found in the south of the city. This picturesque castle is renowned for its ornate gardens and entertaining trick fountains. If you want to experience the city at its finest, the time in the run up to Christmas is especially atmospheric.
Following your flight into the airport, there is an efficient and extremely reliable public transport network that can take you into the city centre. A public trolley bus service leaves the airport for the city's main railway station at regular intervals of about 10 or 20 minutes, depending on the time of day. In addition to this service, the standard number 2 bus service travels to the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), numerous times during the day. If you would prefer to take a taxi once your flight has landed, a taxi stand can be found outside the main terminal building.