In a city that has preserved its baroque architecture in almost perfect condition and therefore is a breathtaking backdrop in itself, the Salzburg Festival presents performances of opera, plays and concerts of the highest artistic standards over a period of five to six weeks each summer. The Salzburg Festival is often described as the greatest and most important festival in the world, and this reputation is confirmed by countless superlatives: witness the number of performances and of annual visitors, or the wide-ranging programme.
The Festival Halls in Salzburg - Hohensalzburg Fortress in the background.
Mozart's birthplace in the "Getreidegasse" in Salzburg.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27 1756 in Salzburg. 2006, Salzburg celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of its great genius with the "Viva!MOZART" exhibition, located in the heart of the town, at the Neue Residenz Palace, recently restored.