Salzburg Travel Information Dreaming spires, green hills and romantic gardens – Salzburg is a popular vacation destination for millions of travelers from all over the world. With a tourist-per-capita ratio higher than Venice or Florence, Salzburg is among the busiest places in Europe all year round. Salzburg means “salt castle”, referring to its massive fortresses and the stunning white gold from the mountains in the South. You can easily tour the city's magnificent baroque town center, rated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, by strolling along its charming alleyways. A classic music festival, the city's most famous son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the heart-warming musical "The Sound of Music," have contributed to Salzburg's fame and popularity among music and travel enthusiasts alike.Additional Austria travel information including vacation packages.