The mere fact that Salzburg's Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 makes it incredibly attractive for tourists. Here, in the historical part of the city, you can see the architecture of almost all eras and styles: the Middle Ages, Romanticism, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism. Small streets and alleys beckon with their charming charm, and numerous attractions tell exciting stories about the city itself and its titled inhabitants.
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The founder of Salzburg was Bishop Ruppert, who was later canonized. Around 700, he founded two monasteries here that have survived to this day - the male Benedictine abbey of St. Peter and the female monastery of Nonnberg. Salzburg got its current name at the end of the 7th century thanks to the numerous salt deposits in the area (Salz - salt in German). For many centuries Salzburg was the seat of archbishops and remained a sovereign principality. And only with the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars did the principality cease to exist, and in 1816 it was finally assigned to Austria.