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Colors of Salzburg - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The City of Salzburg Salzburg conquers the hearts of travelers by its unusual national celebrations. January is the time for the holiday known as "Perchten Procession" - a solemn procession. Absolutely everyone can participate in it. All you need to do is to find a special holiday suit, the main attribute of which is an unusual headdress. High cylinder (the height of which can reach two meters), animal skins and colorful masks – during the days of celebration you can see thousands of people wearing such unusual clothes and walking cheerfully on the main streets of the city.
Salzburg is home to numerous unique historical attractions. The beautiful Hellbrunn Palace never ceases to attract tourists. The famous place of interest was built in the middle of the 16th … Open
Local people are distinguished by friendly and responsive character. They are always ready to talk to visitors and help them with advices. Only older generation of Salzburg inhabitants can be quite apprehensive to tourists, but they will certainly feel great sympathy towards tourists after they hear a couple of sentences in their native language. People here have great respect for the traditions of the past, so there’s no wonder why crafts and antique festivals are still very popular here.
St. Rupert's Fair is an interesting celebration. During the festival you can also see numerous local residents and tourists wearing beautiful old costumes. Each citizen in the city certainly has a special holiday outfit. Women here wear beautiful dresses and hats that were fashionable several centuries ago, and men sew tail coats and put on cylinders. Those people, who have not had time to get such festive apparel, are welcome to visit special workshops, where they can easily order most unique costumes. Copyright
1. The best time to visit the city is during warm months of a year. It’s quite cold in Salzburg in winter, and this fact can prevent you from enjoying various excursions and … Open
As a rule, all main celebrations are held on central squares of the city. During five days of craftsmen sell their goods here, chefs treat guests with delicious local food, and children are welcome to have fun on various rides and attractions. For many years Mozart remains one of the main symbols of the city. He is often the main theme of numerous museums and galleries. Theaters organize memorable evenings, and in restaurants you can hear the immortal works of this famous person. While walking around the city, you can see numerous monuments dedicated to the great composer. Actually, some memorable signs can be found virtually on every street.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Salzburg
♥   Franziskanerkirche Unserer Lieben Frau, Salzburg, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Erzabtei Sankt Peter, Salzburg, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Wallfahrtsbasilka Maria Plain, Bergheim bei Salzburg, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Michael, Mondsee, 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gnadenkapelle, Altötting, 54.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Anna, Altötting, 54.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Wallfahrtskirche Maria Puchheim in Attnang, Attnang-Puchheim, 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Salzburg
♥   Castle 'Festung Hohensalzburg' Salzburg, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ruine Kalsberg' , 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Gutrat' , 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Plainburg' , 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Wartenfels' , 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Golling' , 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Hohenwerfen' Werfen, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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