City of Musical Glitterati
Nestling on the border of Germany
, to the West of the country, Salzburg offers more than just the backdrop for The Sound of Music. Birthplace to none other than the king of (classical) pop, Mozart, the city is beaming with baroque buildings, exterior wooden beams, and traditional shops (think chocolates, mini liqueurs and a lot of cute decorum). You'll be taken by the urge to sip on a thick hot chocolate, after a little escapade in the surrounding mountains. For the historians out there amongst you, take a tour around the impressive Hohensalzburg medieval castle, a grand fortress that highlights just one of Austria
's many UNESCO world heritage sites.