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Summer in Salzburg
Proper summer in Salzburg begins in July, when both the weather and the activities really heat up. In town, the Salzburg Festival takes over with a mix of world-class opera and classical music, Mozart afficionados mixing with Sound of Music day-trippers. Just outside the city limits, discover quirky performances like a miners' sword dance known as Schwerttanz in the town of Hallein, or a ceremonial pole- carrying event, Prangstangen. The mountains and lakes around Salzburg are a spectacular setting for summer swims, hikes and bikes. In fact, you may find many of the locals escaping the city as well.