Servus and welcome to your InterNations Community in historic Salzburg, packed with guides, advice and essential information especially created to support expats. With a wealth of invaluable insider tips you'll find answers to your questions such as "how do I obtain a work permit?" and "which district will be best for my family?". You also have access to our busy forum where friendly expats are happy to answer your questions and share their knowledge of day-to-day life in Salzburg. Remember, they've navigated this tricky process before, so build on their experience as you follow in their footsteps.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Salzburg expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Salzburg expat forums.
Salzburg is split into 24 districts and three urban population areas with the historic center of the city listed as a UNESCO heritage site. The proximity to the Alps, coupled with a range of well-preserved historical architectural styles make for a beautiful backdrop to life in Austria. Salzburg's strong economy and robust job market is an attractive prospect for expats. Main industries include mechanical, engineering, and electronics and the city is also a hub for automobile companies. Tourism is a significant contributor to Salzburg's economy, including associated industries, from hospitality to tour operators. Expats from outside the EU will need to satisfy a short list of conditions to obtain a work permit, including a skills assessment and language test. As the birthplace of Mozart, there is an abundance of cultural experiences to enjoy, including numerous castles and palaces to explore, the memorable Marionette Theater and a range of museums and art galleries. The Red Bull Hangar, a striking building housing over 25 historical planes and helicopters as well as restaurants and bars, is a surprising addition to this historic center. And with bike tours, parasailing, numerous parks and nearby ski resorts, Salzburg also provides everything you need for an active Austrian lifestyle.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Geneva or London, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Once you get to Salzburg you are warmly invited to our InterNations Official Events and Activities to meet, socialize, and network with fellow expats in person. We also encourage you to explore our groups where like-minded expats share their interests in cinema, skiing, outdoor adventures, dining out, and more. With InterNations you are part of a supportive community to ensure your transition to a new life in Salzburg is as worry-free as possible.