It’s hard not to get into the Christmas spirit in the city where the writer of the most famous Christmas song was born. And just a few days after Christmas, it’s time to ring in the new year.
Snow-covered Salzburg is a magical backdrop for your Christmas celebrations. In the background, the snow-covered peaks of the surroundings mountains jut up into the sky. The towers and domes of the Old Town are blanketed with snow. Despite the hectic hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, there is a tranquil Christmassy mood in the city’s streets and alleyways.
‘Silent night, holy night’ – even today, no other song says Christmas quite like this one. Did you know that it was penned by Salzburg-born Joseph Mohr? The Salzburger priest wrote it at a time when many Salzburgers were suffering. He wanted to give the people hope. Joseph Mohr was born at Steingasse number 31. Today, the house sports a plaque honouring the writer of the world-famous Christmas song.
Linzergasse is just a few metres from Mozart’s birthplace. You’ll find plenty of quirky shops here, where you’re sure to find the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for on Linzergasse, you can continue your search through these alleyways:
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New Year’s Eve in Salzburg
Ten, nine, eight… when you spend New Year’s Eve in Salzburg, you can count down to the new year in the Old Town’s party stretch or opt for a more romantic and reserved evening on one of the city’s mountains as you enjoy the fireworks. From the Mönchsberg or Kapuzinerberg, you’ll have the perfect view of the fireworks set off in the Old Town and from Hohensalzburg Castle. Countless guests from all over the world create a party mood in the city centre. Celebrate New Year’s Eve however you want! There are exceptional concerts held at the big festival house (Großes Festspielhaus) or Hohensalzburg Castle each year on the 1st of January.