Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart (SZG)
Orientation and Maps
A city based around the winding Salzach River, Salzburg boasts a spectacular alpine location and a population exceeding 145,000 people. With a mountainous backdrop of the Alps and a host of beautiful baroque-style buildings, the city of Salzburg is situated on the western side of Austria.
Each year, many thousands of tourist fly into the area to see the numerous locations where much of the world-famous film, 'The Sound of Music', was filmed in the early 1960s. Salzburg Airport (SZG) is also often referred to as the WA Mozart Airport and is the second-biggest airport in the whole of Austria, being located on the south-western side of the city. The airport dates back to the very beginning of the 20th century and continues to expand to meet demand.
Salzburg Airport WA Mozart (SZG) Maps: Important City Districts
The historic Old Town area of Salzburg has gained a mention of the list of World Heritage sites and should not be missed. Easily walkable, this is one of the city's true highlights and features a mixture of architecture and many attractions along the riverfront. Amongst the most prominent structures in this part of the city, Salzburg Cathedral dominates much of the area and is situated next to a couple of spacious public squares.
To the west you will find a number of old churches and a huge range of shops around the Getreidegasse street. Often busy and crowded, the atmosphere around Salzburg's Getreidegasse area is both exciting and enticing. As well as the endless selection of shops, there are also plenty of historic buildings worth a look along the street. Further shops can be found within the lively Taxham neighbourhood, where the modern and often extremely busy Europark features both a major shopping mall and also numerous leisure and recreational activities.