Salzburg is not real. It is like a nineteenth century fairy story referring to another age. This is the central Europe of fairy stories and old films. Dominated by Prince Bishops for hundreds of years, their decadence has given us today the amazing castle overlooking the town, the cathedral quarter which is now a UNESCO protected heritage site, the palace of Helbrunn with its amazing trick fountains. Nature has given us the mountains which surround the city - but you can read all about that in other parts of this page!