The Old Town of Salzburg was granted the distinction “World Cultural Heritage” in 1996 by the UNESCO. Religious and secular buildings from various centuries on both sides of the Salzach, framed by the cities mountains constitute the unique World Heritage ensemble, amongst them up to thousand buildings with their history from the medieval times to this day. Surprising stories hide behind their facade, which show tradition is alive and has always been in motion.
Our cultural heritage is also part of our present and treating it with care is important to us. I invite you cordially to experience the Salzburg World Heritage today and discover the “stories behind the story”. (Mr. Heinz Schaden, Mayor of the City of Salzburg 1999-2017)