Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, when it was a city-state ruled by a prince-archbishop. Its Flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artists before the city became even better known through the work of the Italian architects Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santini Solari, to whom the center of Salzburg owes much of its Baroque appearance. The city is famous as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Criterion (ⅱ): Salzburg played a crucial role in the exchange between Italian and German cultures, resulting in a flowering of the two cultures and long-lasting exchanges between them.

Criterion (ⅳ): Salzburg is an exceptionally important example of a European ecclesiastical city-state, with a remarkable number of high-quality buildings, both secular and ecclesiastical, from periods ranging from the late Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

Criterion (ⅵ): Salzburg is noteworthy for its associations with the arts, and in particular with music, in the person of its most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Country: Austria
Location: Salzburg
Coordinates: N47 48 2, E13 2 36
Inscription year: 1996
Inscription criteria: ⅱ,ⅳ,ⅵ


  • Title: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

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