Branching across the Salzach River, Salzburg conjures nostalgia by the bucket-load. On its left bank lies the Altstadt (Old City), an area characterised by its medieval spires and cobbled boulevards. And on the right bank is the Neustadt (New City), which, despite its name, boasts some of the finest 19th-century architecture in Europe. The result is a city that’s imposing and magical in equal measure, and one prime for cultural exploration.
Trace the steps of Wolfgang Mozart along the fabled Getreidegasse, savour the vistas of Hohensalzburg Castle, or sip Elderberry schnapps on the banks of the Salzach. The cultural highlights and boundless heritage of this Austrian city make for effortless sightseeing, and you’ll travel to its very heart as part of a luxury Scenic river cruise.