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Working and Living in Salzburg

Life in Salzburg offers a lot. The combination of city living with the nearby countryside, diverse nature with recreational and outdoor activities, and cultural diversity attracts many people. Our Welcome Service provides you with all the information you need for living and working in Salzburg.

For those who want it all

From the flat Alpine foothills to the highest mountain, the Großvenediger at 3,657 meters, from thermal spas to ski slopes – the selection of leisure activities is endless.. In addition, Salzburg, like the whole of Austria, boasts political and social stability, safety, and a freely accessible and high-quality education and healthcare system. You have a choice: living in the city of Salzburg – a small yet cosmopolitan city that perfectly combines urban flair with proximity to nature. Or in the beautiful Salzburger Land, where diverse recreational activities are practically right outside your doorstep.

There are many compelling reasons that make Salzburg an ideal location for living, studying, researching, and working!


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    The city and the countryside have a well-developed public bus, S-Bahn (urban rail), and regional train network. Over 40 million people use public transportation each year. Many Salzburg residents also rely on bicycles, thanks to the well-developed cycling network and short distances. Business and personal trips abroad are easily possible with Salzburg Airport, which is located near the city and easily accessible.


    Salzburg’s arts and cultural scene is in season all year round, captivating visitors from around the world. While classical music enthusiasts have long been drawn to Salzburg for the prestigious Salzburg Festival and Mozart heritage, modern art also has a prominent place in Salzburg. The Museum der Moderne (museum of contemporary art) showcases national and international avant-garde art. For those who prefer performing arts, Salzburg offers venues such as ARGE Kultur, SZENE Salzburg, and Kleines Theater, providing a stage for the vibrant theater and dance scene.

    Beyond high culture, the region embraces its living traditions, from Krampus runs to the Rupertikirtag festival. Salzburg’s event and cultural scene offers a wide range of experiences, including concerts at Rockhouse and the Electric Love Festival.


    Salzburg is home to many international big players like Red Bull and BMW. In addition to these prominent names, the region hosts numerous small and medium-sized market leaders and innovators, bringing together various industries and a range of expertise in one place. Salzburg is one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe and, after Vienna, the largest trading hub in Austria. It attracts businesses of all sizes and industries, providing job opportunities beyond the tourism sector. Alongside the IT sector, Salzburg hosts headquarters and leading companies from other sectors, which establish their own systems houses, data hubs, or IT development departments, revealing themselves as exciting technology companies upon closer examination. Innovative business informatics can be found in the strong sectors of trade, automotive, and banking. Digital media companies and some world leaders in Industry 4.0 solutions take advantage of the diverse benefits offered by Salzburg as an ICT location.

    Our Services

    Have you already decided on Salzburg or have you already arrived? We are here to support you!

    • Personal advice and initial clearing on housing and working in Salzburg
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    • Support in contacting authorities and institutions
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    Support for settling in Salzburg

    Mag. Ulrike Klingenschmid

    Talent Attraction Management, Welcome Service

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