Sound of Music. The 1965 hit did a lot to escalate Julie Andrews career, but it also brought forth a picturesque city to the world. Salzburg, nestled in the Eastern Alps and divided by Salzach river, is a city that is normally found in children's fairy tales. Austria's fourth-largest city, Salzburg is the birthplace of the famed composer Mozart and home to some of the most beautiful medieval and baroque monuments of the continent.
But Salzburg has more to offer than its share of medieval monuments and gardens. If you manage to steer yourself away from the crowd and dare to wander the lanes of Salzburg, you would find many photo-worthy sights.
Flower-laden cafe entrances, bright food-trucks parked on the clean cobblestone pathways and a huge chessboard where you have to lug the pawns, and a golden globe! And as if to provide ambient sounds to these beautiful sights, you'll have several street musicians playing melodious tunes unfazed by all the commotion around. And to get the best bird's eye view of all these together, climb up the magnificent castle that is well within the view even from the center of the city.