Salzburg, a tourist destination in Austria, is approximately 150 km east of Munich, Germany, and 300 km west of Vienna. Salzburgs Old Town is one of the best preserved cities, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, was the birth place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music, which tour companies ... More>operate tours of locations used in the film. The old ambience is refreshed by young people from the three universities here. Witness the baroque architecture including the many churches are world famous, the Salzburg Cathedral, the fortress Hohensalzburg dominating the old town is one of the largest castles in Europe, with views over Salzburg. From Munich to Salzburg is about an hour and a half hour train ride, and direct flights from Amsterdam, Berlin, Birmingham, Coventry, London, Maribor, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Vienna, many German cities, and Zurich.