Built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, extensively extended by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach (1495-1519), it is the largest completely preserved castle in Central Europe.Built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, extensively extended by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach (1495-1519), it is the largest completely preserved castle in Central Europe.
Particularly worth seeing are the medieval princely rooms and the castle museum. Since 1892, the Hohensalzburg fortress has been easily accessible by funicular railway from the Festungsgasse.Mozart's birthplaceFor twenty-six years, from 1747 to 1773, the Mozart family lived on the third floor of the "Hagenauer Haus" in Getreidegasse No. 9, where their famous son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756. The house is named after its owner and friend the Mozarts, the merchant Johann Lorenz Hagenauer (1712-1792).Salzburg Cathedral
The probably most important sacral building of the city and at the same time spiritual centre, is the Salzburg cathedral. With its magnificent façade and mighty dome, it presents itself as an impressive monumental early baroque building on this side of the Alps. Its origin is closely linked to the nature and growth of the spiritual principality.
Destroyed by fires and rebuilt, enlarged and expanded, it bears witness to the power and independence of the Salzburg archbishops.