Take a car hire Salzburg and enjoy everything this charming city has to offer. Found in one of the most beautiful parts of Austria, the city has so much more than The Sound of Music and is one of the most beautiful cities on the continent to visit. Using the online comparison portal, HAPPYCAR, you can have your ideal hire car Salzburg booked quickly and simply. We search all the best well known international and local providers to find you the best deals at the best prices on a car hire that fits your specific vacation needs.
The name Salzburg is German for Saltfortress, from when large amounts of salt would be transported on the Salzburg River. The city is one of the oldest settlements in Austria - dating back to the Neolithic age, it was under Bavarian rule rill the 14th century from then to the early 1800's the city was independent and prospered due the salt mines. At the end of the Napoleonic war the city was again returned to Austria, and during the Second World War it was part of the German Reich. After the war the city become part of Austria and the capital of the state of Salzburg. The city is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country, with its old town now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hohensalzburg Fortress was built in 1077 by archbishop Gebhard. It is the largest fully preserved fortress in central Europe, the castle has never been conquered by invading enemies. Located on top of a mountain, the castle offers visitors a fantastic view of the city and the surrounding mountains. Bizarrely there is also an area of the castle that offers a view of just the old executioner’s house. Within the castle there is now a museum dedicated to medieval weapons, torture instruments and life in the fortress as well as the Marionette Museum that can be found in the fortress cellar.
Hellbrunn Fortress was the summer palace of the old archbishops of the city, who would reside here in the summer days. It was built in the early 1600's. The palace gardens are famous for their trick water fountains, one of the best being the fountain hidden in seats surrounding a dinner table, spraying those who sat down.
The city's most famous child is the composer Mozart and you can visit the house where he was born on January 27, 1756. It was the home of the Mozart household from 1747 to 1773. The house is now a museum housing many musical instruments and information covering Mozart’s life, friendship and studies in Salzburg, Mozart at the theater and on the Mozart family themselves.
The current Salzburg Cathedral was built in the 17th century. The construction is stunning on the outside and the inside there are many items of interest inside such as the Baptismal Font, which was used for Mozart’s baptism, an organ surrounded by angels playing instruments. There is also an excavation museum with objects that have been excavated from an old roman villa and part of an old cathedral which were built on the cathedral's site.
The surrounding areas of the city are dominated by beautiful lakes and the stunning mountains of alps. Use your hire car Salzburg to discover the beautiful region. The Wolfgangsee Lake is one of the most well-known lakes in the region. A drive with your rental car Salzburg to the salt mine in Hallein is also recommended. The mine here has been worked for thousands of years. One can take a tour of the mine, which involves a 400 meter train ride and a boat trip, the mine actually crosses the border into Germany. If you want to explore other parts of the beautiful Austrian country you can take your car hire, to cities like Innsbruck for a wonderful ski vacation
or the capital of Vienna to experience more beautiful musical history. The options are endless with your rental car Salzburg!
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