Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th 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 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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Tour through Salzburg en||0.6km||site_izi|
|The Catacombs of St. Peter’s Abbey||2020||0.5km||site_ao|
|In Salzburg, Five Giant Gherkins Stand Amidst Classic Medieval and Baroque Buildings||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|An Unusual Homage to Mozart||2018||0.4km||site_ao|
|Meteorological Pillar of the 19th Century||2017||0.3km||site_ao|
|The World of Puppets Museum||2017||0.7km||site_ao|
|A Medieval Network of Canals Is Hidden Under Salzburg||2017||0.5km||site_ao|
|Residential Highrise, Althofenstraße||1971||1.6km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.