Salzburg means “salt castle”, referring to its massive fortress and the white gold from the mountains in the South. It is the capital of an Austrian province with the same name. Its approximately 150,000 residents make it the fourth biggest Austrian city. Beyond that, it is Austria′s most beautiful spot – as we as residents will arguably claim. 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 centre of Salzburg owes much of its Baroque appearance. This meeting-point of northern and southern Europe perhaps sparked the genius of Salzburg’s most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose name has been associated with the city ever since.