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Car Hire From Salzburg Airport

May 26, 2008
You've just collected your car from Salzburg Airport. Prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime. Salzburg car hire allows you to see more of this wonderful Austrian city than you could ever have imagined. Picture-postcard landscapes and Sound of Music backdrops are all within easy reach when you rent a car in Salzburg. The best thing about Salzburg car rental is that it allows you to see these unforgettable sights at a pace that suits you. The following is a guide to how best to spend your time in Salzburg.

Salzburg Mini Guide:

Salzburg Airport, also known as WA Mozart Airport is situated 4km from Salzburg city centre and 2km from the Austrian-German border. The Airport is served by a number of airlines including budget airline Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways and Lufthansa.

Things To See/Do in Salzburg:

It's easy to see why Salzburg has become one of Europe's most popular city break destinations. Immortalised forever by the hit 1965 motion picture The Sound of Music, Salzburg offers short break visitors the chance to explore charming scenic landscape as well as fascinating historical and cultural offerings.

The Sound of Music may be the reason why 40 percent of tourists travel to Salzburg, but Salzburg's connection with music goes a long way back. The city is famous for being the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and reminders of his legacy are evident around every corner.

The house that the musical genius grew up in is located on Getreidegasse in the Old Town and is a must-see attraction. St. Peter's Abbey, just off the Herbert-v-Karajan Platz train station hosts a number of concerts throughout the year to honour the legendary composer and features local musicians dressed in lavish period costume.

Salzburg's enveloping landscape offers plenty of scope for hire car touring. Heading south of Salzburg you'll find the Ice Caves and Salt Mines. Active outdoor enthusiasts will be impressed by the hiking potential of the Untersberg, Salzkammergut and Bad Ischl regions. Other inviting places to visit in the locality include nearby Oberndorf, where it's possible to take a tour of the chapel where the traditional Christmas hymn 'Silent Night' was composed.

Eating Out/Nightlife/Accommodation in Salzburg:

Eating out in Salzburg is a treat for palates of every budget. The city's restaurants, bars and cafés tempt visitors with everything from Austrian to international cuisine. Cheap local eats can be sampled at Wilder Mann on Getreidegasse and Zipfer Brauhaus at Philharmonikergasse.

Salzburg's nightlife centres mainly around traditional Austrian beer halls, pubs and in the summer, lazy beer gardens. However, trendy bars and nightclubs can also be found.

Salzburg offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes. Thrifty backpackers are well catered for in Salzburg, with budget hostels like Eduard Heinrich Haus on Eduard Heinrich Strasse and Gasthaus Hinterbruhl on Schanzlgasse offering low cost lodgings. Those ready to splash the cash however won't be disappointed by the choice in luxury accommodation on offer in Salzburg. Top end hotels include Hotel Schloss Monchstein, located at Monchsberg Park and Best Western Hotel Elefant at Sigmund-Haffner Gasse.
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Fiona writes for Argus Rentals and Car Hire Salzburg
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