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Salzburg is located in central northern Austria, not far from the German border. Although it is the fourth largest city in Austria, it is relatively compact and easy to get around on foot. It is home to a population of about 150,000 people.
Salzburg is often called “The Rome of the North”, and the old town centre became a World heritage listed site in 1997 due to it’s well preserved baroque architecture. The city still has well preserved buildings from the middle ages through to the 19th century. Many of the most beautiful buildings in the city centre were designed by Italian architects, Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santini Solari who helped an already well known centre of art become even more famous.
The town is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Mozart and is still a centre for the arts and music today. At the Annual Salzburg festival see performances of operas, theatre and music at various locations around the city. Salzburg is also host to many other musical festivals throughout the year. It’s other claim to fame is that it was the site where much of 1965 classic “The Sound of Music” was filmed.