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Salzburg was an Austrian city. The name meant "salt castle" because they used to mine salt in the vicinity. Denizens of the city were called Salzburgians. (AUDIO: Better Watch Out)

For the Eighth Doctor, the city was the home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and firmly associated with the film The Sound of Music, which he could endlessly quote. (AUDIO: Better Watch Out)

While pretending to be from Salzburg, Tamsin Drew described its mountains, edelweiss and goat herds. (AUDIO: The Book of Kells)


The city stood on the river Salzach. (PROSE: Do You Believe in the Krampus?) One could see the snow-laden Alps from the city. (AUDIO: Better Watch Out)

Several streets were situated near the river, including Giselakai, Imbergstrasse and Steingasse. A hotel owned by Heine was situated on Giselakai. (PROSE: Do You Believe in the Krampus?)

A fortress overlooked the city. It could be reached via a single road or, alternatively, by a cable railway. (AUDIO: Fairytale of Salzburg)


In 1006, Tamsin Drew introduced herself at the Abbey of Kells in Ireland as Sister Maria from Salzburg. (AUDIO: The Book of Kells)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born there (PROSE: The Tramp's Story) in 1756. (AUDIO: Weapon of Choice) Antonio Salieri was brough back in time by Mortimus to kill Mozart before the latter learned to talk. The Seventh Doctor saved Mozart and the Web of Time with him. (PROSE: The Tramp's Story)

The Tenth Doctor's companion Wolfgang Ryter was born in Salzburg in 1993. (COMIC: Flight of the Giurgeax, Bad Wolfie)

There was a shooting in Salzburg in 2003. The shooter was a patient of Dr Sophie Rousseau. (AUDIO: Uncanny Valley)

In the early 21st century, (AUDIO: Day of the Master) the Eighth Doctor, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair visited Salzburg on 5 December. Angry at her landlord, Maria Werner made a wish that Krampus be real. mysterious man at a Christmas market made the wish come true. Imps serving the Krampus implemented zero-tolerance for bad deeds and brought all inhabitants of the city to the gates of hell through which the gigantic Krampus appeared. Helen piloted the TARDIS to 4th century Asia Minor and brought back St Nicholas, who was the only one, according to the myth, who could stop the Krampus. St Nicholas, then still the bishop of Myra, defied the Krampus sending him back where he came from and saving the city. (AUDIO: Better Watch Out / Fairytale of Salzburg)

In 2098, Eldritch Valdemar was placed on trial in Salzburg, and sentenced to death. (COMIC: The Screams of Death, The Child of Time)

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The Fifth Doctor and Vislor Turlough visited Salzburg on 4 December one year trying to save children from an alien, who was hiding in a barn. In the end the children killed the creature. (PROSE: Do You Believe in the Krampus?)


While travelling with Lucie Miller, the Monk claimed that he had never been to Salzburg. (AUDIO: The Book of Kells)


On 5 December, Salzburg held the Krampus run (AUDIO: Better Watch Out), also known as Krampuslauf. (PROSE: Do You Believe in the Krampus?)