Salzburg is a lovely city to visit in winter, with the castle walls and church and cathedral domes and spires looking especially romantic with snow covering them. Ice-skaters enjoy a rink set up in one of the central squares when conditions are cold enough, and, as always, the historic pedestrian area attracts both cultural and commercially-minded visitors alike with its landmark sites and upmarket shops.
Salzburg is located on a river in a wide valley near the strategic motorway motorway connections south to Villach and Graz, east to Linz and Vienna, and west to Munich and Innsbruck.
These connections also make it easy to get to the nearby ski resorts and the mountains form a stunning backdrop for the city.
Salzburg airport is located just outside the city centre with good public transport connections into the central part of the city. The railway station is also a major junction on the Austrian rail network.