Visit Salzburg - Best of Salzburg

Salzburg is one of the largest cities in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. The alpine surrounding, rich history, musical roots, magnificent architecture and vibrant culture is what that makes Salzburg one of the top travel destinations in the world. The traces of the first human settlement in the area date back to the Neolithic age. The city was under the rule of the Roman empire around 15 B.C. and for the next 500 years, trade, commerce, culture and infrastructure was developed under the romans. By the time middle ages arrived, the city had transformed into a religious stronghold of the Christians. The word Salzburg means "salt castle", referring to its massive fortress and the white gold that is derived from the mountains in the South. The area was officially called Salzburg in 755 A.D. Today, Salzburg is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture, historic sites, international universities, stunning museums and galleries, salt mines, musical history, lavish churches, magnificent palaces, pure Alpine mountains, lively festivals, exciting events, delicious cuisine, shopping opportunities, naturals sights and a vibrant culture preserved in its rich history. The city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and was the birthplace of the legendary 18th century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. the city was the setting for the musical play and film The Sound of Music in the mid-20th century. The scenic beauty, fascinating cultural and artistic heritage are the essence of Salzburg making it one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world.

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Facts and Stats for Salzburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Salzburg

    Know the pollution level of Salzburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.13 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.13 (Low)
  • Salzburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Salzburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Salzburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 15.48 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 23.75 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.77 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.62 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.25 (Low)
  • Living in Salzburg - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Salzburg is 172.68 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 81.65 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 76.51 (High)
    • Pollution Index 35.34 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.72 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.47 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Salzburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Salzburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.96 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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