17 Facts About Salzburg


Salzburg was founded as an episcopal see in 696 and became a seat of the archbishop in 798.

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Salzburg was the seat of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, a prince-bishopric of the Holy Roman Empire.

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In 1805, Salzburg was annexed to the Austrian Empire, along with the Berchtesgaden Provostry.

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In 1809, the territory of Salzburg was transferred to the Kingdom of Bavaria after Austria's defeat at Wagram.

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In 1850, Salzburg's status was restored as the capital of the Duchy of Salzburg, a crownland of the Austrian Empire.

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Salzburg is on the banks of the River Salzach, at the northern boundary of the Alps.

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Salzburg is home to large German, Bosnian, Serbian, and Romanian communities.

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Salzburg is a tourist favorite, with the number of visitors outnumbering locals by a large margin in peak times.

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Salzburg is a center of education and home to three universities, as well as several professional colleges and gymnasiums .

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Salzburg Hauptbahnhof is served by comprehensive rail connections, with frequent east–west trains serving Vienna, Munich, Innsbruck, and Zurich, including daily high-speed ICE services.

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Salzburg Airport has scheduled flights to European cities such as Frankfurt, Vienna, London, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, and Zurich, as well as Hamburg, Edinburgh and Dublin.

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Salzburg has an S-Bahn system with four Lines, trains depart from the main station every 30 minutes, and they are part of the OBB network.

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Salzburg is the setting for the Austrian crime series Stockinger.

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Salzburg belongs to the region of Austro-Bavarian dialects, in particular Central Bavarian.

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The home stadium of Red Bull Salzburg is the Wals Siezenheim Stadium in a suburb in the agglomeration of Salzburg and was one of the venues for the 2008 European Football Championship.

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The reformed SV Austria Salzburg was founded in 2005 and currently plays in the Erste Liga, only one tier below the Bundesliga.

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Salzburg was a candidate city for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, but lost to Vancouver and Sochi respectively.

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