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Salzburg


Salzburg is the 4th largest city in Austria. The city is the capital of the federal state of Salzburg, and has an estimated population of 150,269 as of 2007.

The city is known internationally for the baroque architecture of its well-preserved "Old Town", and for being the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Movies will also recall that parts of the film The Sound of Music were set in Salzburg.

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Lonely Planet Austria (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kerry Christiani & Donna Wheeler

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Lonely Planet Austria (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Austria is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the palaces and cathedrals of Vienna, ski the slopes of the Austrian Alps, or take a lazy trip through the valleys and lakes of the countryside; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Austria and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Austria Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, music, architecture
  • Free, convenient pull-out Vienna map (included in print version), plus over 51 maps
  • Covers Vienna, Danube Valley, Burgenland, Linz, The Traunviertel, The Muhlviertel, The Innviertel, Styria, Graz, The Salzkammergut, Bad Ischl, Slazburg, Salzburgerland, Carinthia, Tyrol, Innsbruck, Vorarlberg and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Austria , our most comprehensive guide to Austria, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on Vienna? Check out Lonely Planet Vienna guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

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Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria: with Salzburg & Skiing in the Alps (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-04-24
Paperback (376 pages)

Fodor s Vienna and the Best of Austria: with Salzburg & Skiing in the Alps (Travel Guide)
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Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

With its old-world charm, musical heritage, and alpine landscapes, Vienna and Austria offer choices for every traveler. Fodor’s Vienna and the Best of Austria captures the top experiences and attractions throughout the country, with intriguing features on tantalizing Austrian cuisine and wine, tips for finding the best ski resorts, and insights into hiking in the pastoral Salzkammergut region. Vienna and Austria spring to life with classic experiences such as visiting Mozart’s birthplace and touring the famous Schonbrunn Palace.

This travel guide includes:

    ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Vienna and Austria
    EXPANDED COVERAGE: In recent years, Vienna has seen a resurgence in everything from its cultural offerings to its hotel scene, and Fodor's captures the best new picks. This edition includes expanded coverage of hotels, restaurants, activities and sights in the ski regions of Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg, with tips from our renowned Austrian ski expert. The guide also focuses on the growing popularity of Austrian cuisine
    SPECIAL FEATURES: Among the feature topics are festivals in Austria, thermal spas in Carinthia and Graz, Austrian heurigen where you can sample wines made from the recent harvest, and a new Austrian history section that allows travelers to learn the history behind some of the country’s most famous sights
    INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: An "Experience Vienna and the Best of Austria" chapter includes places to go and "Great Itineraries." Each chapter has short descriptions of each region and the "Top Reasons to Go." Tips on how to find the best ski resort, shopping, driving, and more assist a wide range of travelers
    DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Vienna & The Best of Austria offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category
    COVERS: Vienna, Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler and the Danube River, Salzburg, the Alps, Salzkammergut, Carinthia, Graz, Innsbruck, Tirol, Vorarlberg, and more.

Rick Steves Pocket Munich & Salzburg

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2015-08-18
Paperback (200 pages)

Rick Steves Pocket Munich & Salzburg
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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Included in Rick Steves' Pocket Munich & Salzburg—
Sights: Marienplatz, Viktualienmarkt, Hofbrahaus, The Residenz, the English Garden, Nymphenburg Palace, Dachau Concentration Camp, Fussen, Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble, and more
Walks and Tours: City Walk, Beer and Brewery Tour, Priceless Munich, Bavarian beer and Food, the Size Matters Tour, the Sound of Music Tour, the Bavarian Mountain Tour, and more

Self-guided Salzburg & The Sound of Music - 2019

By Brett Harriman

Independently published
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Self-guided Salzburg & The Sound of Music - 2019
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This valuable resource bundles together the do-it-yourself destination guides for Salzburg (p. 1-73), the Lake District (p. 79-93), and The Sound of Music (introduction p. 94-97, Walking Tour - University Platz to Mirabell p. 98-105, Driving Tour - Anif to Moon Lake p. 106-112).

"Self-guided Salzburg & The Sound of Music" is an absolute must-have for fans of the movie classic and anyone headed to this quaint corner of Austria. Moreover, author Brett Harriman has meticulously composed the information within this guide to educate you with local knowledge and history so you can make informed decisions that save time, as well as money, while leading to new adventures and acquaintances along the way.

Founded in 696 A.D., Salzburg is one of Austria's oldest settlements. It is authentic, wowing and heavenly, accented by a mesmerizing collage of church steeples and a must-visit medieval fortress perched high above Old Town defining its majestic skyline. When you come here, you'll know why Salzburg is one of Brett's favorite cities in Europe!

So come along, and travel like a local. Your journey begins now!

Salzburg and Surroundings Marco Polo Pocket Guide (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)

By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2018-03-23
Paperback (152 pages)

Salzburg and Surroundings Marco Polo Pocket Guide (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)
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Marco Polo Pocket Guide Salzburg and Surroundings: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips

Explore Salzburg and its surrounding area with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city's trendiest places, the peaks and pastures of the surrounding area and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in Salzburg and the local area. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful Austrian province known as ‘Salzburger Land' has to offer…

From Mozart's birthplace to the Sound of Music and the Salzburg Lake District, Marco Polo Salzburg and Surroundings will introduce you to this glorious UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover wonderful scenery, enjoy a traditional coffee house, take time out in a gorgeous beer garden, treat yourself to a gourmet meal or get cosy in an authentic inn. This is ‘Salzburger Land'!

Your Marco Polo Salzburg and Surroundings Pocket Guide includes:

• Insider Tips – we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the city of Salzburg and the beautiful, mountainous surrounding area.

• Best of – find the best things to do for free, the best ‘only in' Salzburger Land experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.

• Sightseeing – all of the top sights are organized by area so you can easily plan your trip.

• Discovery Tours – specially tailored tours that will get you to the heart of Salzburg as well as the surrounding area from Wallersee to Sankt Wolfgang and Bad Gastein to Zell am See. Strap on your boots, hop on a bike or explore by car, here are inspirational itineraries that will help you enjoy all of this region's wonderful history, architecture and stunning scenery.

• Salzburg and Surroundings in full-color – Marco Polo Pocket Guide Salzburg and Surroundings includes full-color photos throughout the guide bringing the region to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.

• Touring App – you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again!

• Road Atlas and pull-out map – we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.

• Useful German phrases – the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by.

Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Salzburg and Surroundings to show you around this scenic region. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything the ‘Salzburger Land' has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.

Lonely Planet Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

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Discover the freedom of open roads while touring with Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering this region by car. Featuring 30 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures on which you can experience awe inspiring views of the Swiss Alps or Austrian Tyrol or the picturesque towns and castles of Southern Germany's Romantic Road, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Europe, rent a car, and hit the road!

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  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
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  • Covers Germany, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, the Rhine, Romantic Road, Lake Constance, Switzerland, Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva, Zurich, Geneva, Austria, Tyrol, Vienna, Salzburg and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Germany, Austria and Switzerland's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Germany, Austria and Switzerland via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car.

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