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Austria is home to some of the most beautiful towns and cities in Europe, and Salzburg is no exception. Austria’s fourth-largest city, it’s known worldwide as the birthplace of Mozart and where the film The Sound Of Music was set, but that’s really just scratching the surface.
Visit the city and you’ll find tons of things to do. Follow the twists and turns of the Salzach River, climb up the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress that overlooks the city, and take in the world-famous baroque architecture of Salzburg’s UNESCO-listed ‘Old Town’, one of the best-preserved historic city centres in Europe. With a hire car, you’re also perfectly set to explore some of Austria’s other must-visit destinations.
Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport is located about 20 minutes from the city centre. Excellent road connections should help you navigate the city easily with a hire car providers in Salzburg to suit every budget and requirement, from MegaDrive and Hertz to Sixt and Avis.
With the keys to your own hire car, the rest of Austria is your playground. Visit the ice caves just south of Salzburg, or explore the salt mines in the nearby city of Hallein. Salzburg is also only two hours’ drive from Munich and Passau in Germany, four hours away from beautiful Vienna, and just a stone's throw from the Alps.
Remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. Speed limits are set at 30mph in built-up areas unless otherwise indicated by road signs. On motorways, you can travel up to 80mph.
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