Lying in a valley between the serrated mountain ranges of Kapuzinerberg and Monchsberg, Salzburg is a place of stunning natural beauty and a European center for the performing arts. The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, it comes as no surprise that the city is renowned for its classical music scene. Few cities can compete with the ravishing Unesco-designated cityscapes that form the backdrop to the Salzburg Festival, a five-week-long musical odyssey in late July which draws classical music buffs the world over. The Altstadt (Old Town) is a magical place where resplendent cornices, curlicues, porticoes, and spires adorn every cobblestone street and alleyway. The city’s heart is the handsome square of Residenzplatz. Constructed in Mannerist style by Italian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi, it’s one of world’s most harmonious squares. Surrounded by horse-drawn carriages and performance artists of every ilk, the centerpiece fountain is a city icon. With its snarling horses lurching from a sprouting rock supported by dolphins, it’s one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. Despite the swathes of tourists, especially in the summer, Salzburg feels untouched by time. Salzburg is a city of quiet and refined pleasures. Whether it’s relaxing over buttery streusel and thick hot chocolate in a café oozing with gold and marble, or marveling at the museum worthy frescos and Old Master Dutch paintings that adorn the Residenz, in Salzburg god is in the detail.
Airports within a 50-mile radius of Salzburg:
- W.A. Mozart International Airport (SZG)
- Eggenfelden Airport (EDME)
Popular aircraft charters* in the Salzburg area include:
- Citation Excel (super light)
- Learjet 45 XR (super light)
- Citation CJ3 (light)
- Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
- Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
- Citation III (midsize)
- Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
- Citation Sovereign (super midsize)
*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.