Camping in Salzburg

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Salzburg

Situated in the heart of Austria is the Lake District and Salzburg. With its ancient castles, curative spas and salt mines to visit, it's a cultural centre and haven for wellness. The city has plenty of music, art and drama festivals to enjoy, while the lakes offer a dramatic setting for walking and cycling.

There are many fine examples of Baroque architecture in Salzburg, including the Hellbrunn Castle and Mirabell Palace, as well as numerous churches and squares. Lacing between these impressive buildings are the narrow streets - Getreidegasse the famous shopping street, Judengasse in the Jewish district, and the medieval Steingasse - and the city's green spaces provide a quiet spot for peaceful contemplation.

Besides the spectacular scenery of the lakes, Salzkammergut is home to several spa towns. Bad Ischl retains its imperial charms, having been a tourist destination since the 19th century, and highlights include the Imperial Villa and Kaisertherme, a thermal spa. More crowded is St Wolfgang, starting point of the steam railway Schafbergbahn.