Salzburg is divided into East and West Salzburg by the blue-green river Salzach. On the west side lies most of the Old Town, a maze of plazas and alleyways and, yes, Catholic cathedrals. The dominant feature of this side of town is the looming Festung Hohensalzburg, the large white fortress that spits out a small train car every 10min. to bring weary sightseers back to ground level after carrying them up to enjoy the view. The fun extends to the north of the area with Mönchsberg, the long, narrow mountain upon which the fortress sits. Four bridges connect the older part of the city to East Salzburg, which has a more open, boulevard city layout. More than likely, you’ll be entering this part of the city through the Hauptbahnhof.

Salzburg Sights was last modified: April 14th, 2016 by Maria Jose Sada