Salzburg-Süd is a district in Salzburg; the name, quite appropriately, means "Salzburg-South" and what sounds like a motorway exit is in fact a name that indicates the young nature of this district. It stretches from the Inner Nonntal southwards to the border with Anif. The narrow district is divided from north to south into the neighbourhoods Josefiau, Herrnau and Alpensiedlung. In total, there are some 11,000 people living in Salzburg-Süd.

The three neighbourhoods of Salzburg-Süd have one thing in common: As little as 100 years ago, they comprised of frequently flooded, uninhabited forests. Only after the training of the River Salzach in 1890, limited building activities took place. In the Josefiau, some buildings date back to the 1930ies and 1930ies. The main development age of Salzburg-Süd falls into the decades after World War II, though.

The spiritual centre of Salzburg-Süd is the Pfarrkiche Herrnau, where you will find many references to the Eastern European (ethnic German) refugees that settled here after World War II. The area is generally a middle-class neighbourhood with many dormitories; Salzburg University was re-founded in the 1960ies, which is a period in which Salzburg-Süd was dynamically developed.

The main traffic route across Salzburg-Süd is the Alpenstraße, which comes with lots of commercial, administrative and public buildings. In Herrnau and in the very south (Alpensiedlung), you will find shopping malls. There are sport facilities and event venues. The Alpenstraße runs parallel to the Hellbrunner Allee, but is a strong contrast to the tranquil, historic road. Nevertheless, the Hellbrunner Allee adds hugely to the appeal of Salzburg-Süd as a residential area.

Further Reading
Salzburg Süd on the German Wikipedia
City of Salzburg, Official Website

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