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Salzburg is an Alpine city primarily associated with famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and known as a place of his birth. Thanks to many festivals and music, theatrical and dance events, it is one of the most important cultural centers in Europe. Because of its well-preserved, beautiful Baroque architecture, it was entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Salzburg is considered one of the most musical cities in Europe. It is here where, in 1756, on picturesque Getreidegasse Street one of the most prominent composers of all time - Mozart - was born. Nowadays, his home serves as a museum while the most popular Mozart festival in the world is organized in the city. Mozart is omnipresent here. His depictions are on chocolate packagings, liquors, cups, and other souvenirs while his music is heard from speakers in many cafes.

The monumental center of Salzburg is built largely in Baroque style. It consists of, among others, the Baroque Cathedral where Mozart was baptized, the Archbishop Residence, the rebuilt into Baroque style monastery of Saint Peter - the oldest Benedictine monastery in Austria dating back to the 7th century - and the Mirabell Palace surrounded by wonderful, geometrical gardens. Gothic Hohensalzburg Fortress, one of the largest medieval strongholds in Europe, towers above the center.

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