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Until 1816, SALZBURG was not Austrian, but an independent city-state ruled by powerful prince-archbishops. An ambitious and cultured bunch, they turned the city into the most Italianate north of the Alps, preserved to this day in the churches, squares and alleyways of the compact Altstadt spread beneath the brooding Hohensalzburg fortress. For many, Salzburg is the quintessential Austria, offering the best of the country's Baroque architecture, subalpine scenery and a musical heritage derived from the city's most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose likeness peers from every box of the …
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Hotel Schloss Monchstein

This luxury five-star property, which is perhaps the most extraordinary hotel in the region, is perfect for a romantic weekend away. The building itself is a 14th Century medieval castle, with architectural ...

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Stiftskeller St. Peter

This restaurant professes to be the oldest restaurant in Central Europe. Established in 803, it may well be justified in its claims. The restaurant is ...