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Innovation In Salzburg

For those with a sweet tooth, Mozartkugeln, a small, round chocolate filled with pistachio marzipan and nougat, covered in a dark chocolate shell are a Salzburg staple.

Mozart lived on the third floor of the ‘Hagenauer House’ at Getreidegasse 9 from 1747 to 1773.

Across Europe, public transport plays a key role in facilitating green growth, liberating cities from the consequences of traffic congestion and enabling citizens to lead healthier lifestyles. In Salzburg trolleybuses are more than just a form of transportation but rather an integral part of the city’s economy. With ten trolleybus lines, Salzburg’s network spans nearly 100 kilometres and stands as the largest trolleybus system in Western Europe. Salzburg Local Railways is a leader affiliate of the European Union’s Trolley project, which focuses on the consumption of energy and the enhancement and effectiveness of public transportation throughout the continent. Salzburg’s network spans nearly

100km and stands as the largest trolleybus system in Western Europe.

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offers plenty to food lovers no matter what their budget or taste. From food stalls filled with freshly baked breads, pretzels, frankfurters and cups of hot chocolate so thick it makes molasses look watery, to a monastery-turnedrestaurant that’s been serving up food since 800 AD, the city’s dining options are far from predictable. For those with a sweet tooth: Mozartkugeln, or Mozart Chocolate, is a small, round chocolate filled with pistachio marzipan and nougat, and covered in a dark chocolate shell. These red-wrapped sweets are a Salzburg staple. Alter Fuchs in the center of Salzburg’s Old City offers a wide array of authentic Austrian specialties in a quaint, below-ground tavern. While the traditional is an essential aspect of the culinary experience in Salzburg, it’s the nontraditional that has been capturing the attention and taste buds of locals and visitors in recent years. Offering a ‘guest chef concept’ and located in a former airplane hangar at Salzburg Airport, Restaurant Ikarus provides a truly unique dining experience that employs the talents of chefs from around the

world. Past menus have featured dishes such as Belgian imperial caviar with mozzarella and watermelon, a crab gazpacho shot, and a Petit-Suisse with cucumber, pumpkin seeds and vanilla. Dinner reservations are highly recommended, especially during the high-season summer months.

Off Duty Fortunately for those travelling to Salzburg on business, much of its charm can be admired by simply walking throughout the city; an advantage for anyone short on time outside the conference room. The Old City, or Alstadt, was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997; its stunning Baroque architecture, spacious squares, and quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to Mozart’s birthplace and the overlooking fortress, Festung Hohensalzburg. The castle sits atop the city’s highest hill and flaunts panoramic views of the entire city. At the base of the fortress lies one of the city’s oldest breweries, Augustiner Bräustüberl. Founded by monks in the 15th century, the monastery maintains the traditional brewing and serving methods of the

As the city’s largest source of tourism, it can’t be denied that Salzburg is synonymous with Roger and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music.

original establishment to this day, storing the beer in wooden barrels and serving it in stone mugs. For any history aficionado, head further north towards the river and, near Residenzplatz, lie the State Residence Rooms, Salzburg Cathedral Museum, Natural History Museum and Salzburg Museum. As the city’s largest source of tourism, it can’t be denied that Salzburg is synonymous with Roger and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. However, while the tour is a fun way of seeing the city’s main attractions and outlying areas, including the Lake District and picturesque village of Mondsee, it takes around two and a half hours to complete and therefore requires an entire morning or afternoon. Spring is the best time to visit Salzburg given that the prices for airfare are fairly low, the temperature is moderate, and tourist season has yet to commence. InBUSINESS InBusiness | Q1 Q2 2015 2014

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