Salzburg is a city in central Austria, directly at the border to Germany and shares large parts of its history with Bavaria - accent, literature, cuisine and much of the local pop culture. However, like most Austrians, the people of Salzburg can get very passionate about pointing out that they are anything, oh but not, German. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There's a Mozart College for musicians and plenty of opportunities to hear his music. This was also the setting for the incredibly popular film and musical The Sound of Music. But apart from this it's also a city with a flourishing arts scene, well-kept parks, good restaurants and picturesque side streets, echoing with the stains of classical music.