Lovely Salzburg, located 155 mi/240 km west of Vienna, is Austria's premier tourist city—it's as popular with Austrians as it is with visitors from the rest of the world.
As a result, it can feel overrun with tourists during the summer high season—especially August. If you're going then, be prepared for long lines and dense crowds. (Don't even think about renting a car during this period—gridlock is the norm.) If you aren't put off by cold weather, a wintertime visit can be much more enjoyabl... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.