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A land of fantastic wonders, dreamy castles, rosy gardens and sparkling rivers, Salzburg (literally meaning: salt castle), is almost fairytale like in a chivalrous manner making it an enchanting study abroad destination. The Salzburg Old town has some of the world’s most well-known baroque architecture. The famous American film Sound of Music was also filmed on Salzburg’s picturesque landscape. The musical’s choice of setting seems extremely befitting considering the fact the enchanting city is also the birthplace of the prestigious musician and composer – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The city’s culture is greatly influenced by Mozart’s fame. Even the traditional treat, Mozartkugeln (a type of chocolate candy), was named after the renowned music genius.The city houses many charms worth exploring. 

Visit the old Salzburg archbishop summer palace of Schloss Hellbrunn, Shop on the graceful street Getreidegasse, view the breathtaking scene from Hhensalzburg Fortress. Or try your luck at Casino Salzburg, start a match on one of the giant chessboards painted on Salzburg’s grounds, uncover some hidden jewels in a local museum, take a tour in the salt mines or just walk around and soak in the musical atmosphere. No matter what you choose to do, the artistic city will captivate and amaze you with its enchanting beauty. 

Looking for after school entertainment? Salzburg’s local soccer club FC Red Bull Salzburg‘s performances are a great leisure time activity. . Bars and clubs may also be found around the city. 

When to Go 
 Salzburg has a continental climate making the summer and fall the preferred time to study. While the summers are pleasantly warm, winters can be cold and snowy. Precipitation is common throughout the year. However, temperature may also range in Salzburg depending on the altitude. The Salzburg music festival hosted in July and august is a famous event that attracts many visitors annually. Other great events Salzburg hosts include Salzburg Easter festival and Europrix multimedia award. 

University of Salzburg: The largest university in Salzburg, the University of Salzburg (also known as Paris London University) consists of four faculties: catholic theology, law, humanities and natural science.  

Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (including Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs and  Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4%



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