Why should I choose Salzburg for my year abroad?
Music, snow and chocolate are not the only things to be found in this picturesque city, as the university boasts a lively and cosmopolitan crowd; more than 20,000 students pace the winding streets daily. Maria pleaded once upon a time for the hills to come alive, and boy have they - chilled bars pepper the right bank of the Salzach river, with some more niche drinking dens hidden in the city's snake-like streets. Music can be found and enjoyed, to any taste, from kitsch to classical to calm and collected. Salzburg offers a folkloric take on Austrian charm, and its close proximity to Germany makes for great weekend trips to Munich or Stuttgart, should the mood take you.