"One of the most beautiful regions on earth" was how the famous nineteenth-
Appropriately the city where Mozart was born is filled with music the whole year round. During the course of the year some 4.000 internationally famous cultural events make a stage of the city itself. The Mozart Week in January, the Easter Festival and the Pentecost Concerts, the Summer Festival, the Festival "Szene Salzburg", the "Salzburg Culture Days" in October, the Advent Singing, the Palace Concerts and the Marionettes Theater, all keep Salzburg's cultural scene very much alive.
The festive airs of the Renaissance and Baroque sound again at the concerts held in the elegant rooms once used by Salzburg's prince archbishops at Hellbrunn Palace and in the Fortress Hohensalzburg; at the Hellbrunn Festival the palace grounds, the trick fountains and the palace itself form natural stages, setting scene for the festivities, and the Street Theater brings popular comedy to the beautiful old courtyards and squares.
Salzburg offers not only a unique range of internationally significant events, it also has a fascinating popular folk culture whose roots can be traced over centuries; dance, music, and songs continue to play an important role in the traditional seasonal festivities of this musical and exuberant people.
Reasonably priced accommodation is available both in the historic city center and
in the unusually beautiful suburbs, with their almost rural atmosphere. There can
hardly be another city of this size offering a comparable network of well-
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