For most Austria tourists Salzburg is a must-see. The beautiful baroque city at river Salzach is world famous for Mozart’s birth house, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Old Town with its churches, cemeteries, cafés and alleys, and the impressive setting amidst rugged hills. But Salzburg and pop culture, that’s a difficult relationship. The city has long neglected contemporary music and the scene pretty much dried out. However, recently new and exciting bands such as The Makemakes and Olympique have emerged from the city and its surroundings and have put Salzburg back on the pop music map. And who knows, maybe this is the igniting spark for a lot more to come!