Salzburg's old town, on the south bank of the river, is a Baroque masterpiece of churches, plazas, courtyards and fountains, oozing so much charm that it's enough to make you forgive the Mozart obsession. Museums, houses, squares, chocolate bars, liqueurs - all are pressed into Wolfgang hommage.
The Salzburg that everyone knows and loves was largely built by three bishop-princes in the late-16th and early-17th century, which is what gives the city its Italian flavour and its skyline punctuated by countless medieval spires, domes, belfries and turrets.
Facts for the traveller
Off the beaten track