Salzburg Cathedral is the focal point of Salzburg, a religious city that has flourished since the Middle Ages. It is a Catholic church dedicated to St. Rupert, who laid the foundation of the church, and to St. Virgil, who built the first cathedral in 774. The Baroque cathedral, with its magnificent façade with two towers and impressive interior frescoes, is also known for Mozart's baptism and numerous compositions as an organist.
Salzburg, capital city of a state at central Austria, is located near the border with Germany. As its name "Salt Castle" implies, the city has prospered and grown wealthy through trade in the rock salt produced in the area. The old town, which retains its medieval atmosphere, is full of sights, including Hohensalzburg Fortress on top of a hill. The city is also famous as the birthplace of Mozart, and the annual summer music festival attracts classical music fans from all over the world.