3 Days tour : Vienna – Salzburg – Bad-Ishl – Melk – Vienna
Sun.- Tue. July 31 – August 2 2017
Salzburg – A city of artists and art lovers
Prominent figures, including great composers, authors, singers, gallery owners or conductors, have left their mark on the city. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Haydn, Georg Trakl, Thomas Bernhard, Stefan Zweig, Arturo Toscanini, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Maria von Trapp, Herbert von Karajan, Peter Handke and Gerard Mortier – to name but a few – significantly influenced the city’s cultural development.
Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
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BAD-ISHL, the summer residence of Emperor Franz Josef I and Theodor Leschetizky.
When in the early 19th century brine came into use for medical purposes, Ischl soon became a fashionable spa resort with notable guests like Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich and Archduke Franz Karl of Austria. In 1849 Franz Karl’s son, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria chose the town for his summer residence. In 1854, the Emperor’s mother, Archduchess Sophie, gave him the Kaiservilla (Imperial Villa) as a wedding present. The villa became the imperial family’s summer residence; Franz Joseph described it as “Heaven on Earth”.