SalzburgAustria

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Visit Salzburg

Explore the medieval alleys, imposing castles and surrounding mountains of this picturesque Austrian city that gave the world Mozart and The Sound of Music.

Visit Salzburg to enjoy medieval architecture, music festivals and a sophisticated food scene. This scenic city sits on the banks of the Salzach River. Take a cruise on the water to get your bearings. Walk along the shores on the weekends to experience the Salzach Galleries (Salzachgalerien), a fabulous open-air market.

On the Salzach’s western bank is Salzburg’s Old Town (Altstadt), a World Heritage Site where building is strictly regulated in order to preserve the area’s original flavor. You’ll find many historic attractions, including the Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) and Mozart Square (Mozartplatz). Overlooking the stately square of Residenzplatz, is the Residenz palace where the rulers of Salzburg lived in the 1500s. Visit this ornate building to see grand chambers and works by Rembrandt and other European masters. On the medieval street of Getreidegasse you can shop for high-end clothing and traditional souvenirs, and visit Mozart’s Birthplace (Mozarts Geburtshaus).

Bordering the Old Town is the towering Mönchsberg mountain. Ride the cable railway to the top of the mountain to visit Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), among the largest and most impressive castles in Europe.

Cross to the eastern banks of the river to walk up Salzburg’s tallest city peak, Kapuzinerberg. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic city views that are especially grand at sunset.

Beyond the city, visit the Baroque villa of Hellbrunn Palace (Schloss Hellbrunn). It’s famed for beautiful gardens and whimsical Trick Fountains. Kids will love dodging the water shot from sculptures and hidden wall fountains.

Music plays a major part in Salzburg’s cultural scene. Hear the work of the city’s celebrated native son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during the Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele), held in summer. Take a guided tour around some of the locations used in one of the world’s most beloved musical movies, The Sound of Music. Any tour is sure to take you to Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell), where there are impressive monuments and gardens.

Salzburg’s food scene is as diverse as its other attractions, with coffee houses, beer halls and award-winning restaurants. Sample homemade cakes and strudels at Café Tomaselli, Austria’s oldest café. Beer drinkers will enjoy a variety of traditional breweries, including the famous Augustiner Brewery.

Where to stay in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace featuring a garden, flowers and a city

City Centre Salzburg

4.5/5Wonderful!(411 area reviews)

City Centre Salzburg is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Mirabell Palace and Gardens and Mirabell Gardens.

City Centre Salzburg
Salzburg Cathedral showing general coastal views, religious elements and heritage elements

Altstadt

5/5Exceptional!(123 area reviews)

Historic sites, museums, and live music are some highlights of Altstadt. Make a stop by Salzburg Museum or Salzburg Cathedral while you're exploring.

Altstadt
The iconic Salzburg Fortress shot from Leopolskron.

Nonntal

4.5/5Wonderful!(12 area reviews)

Nonntal is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Nonnberg Abbey and Erhard Church.

Nonntal
Tale cottage on our way to Salzburg, it was fascinating driving by this scenery, I definitely would do it again!!

Schallmoos

4/5Very Good!(36 area reviews)

Check out the shopping, restaurants, and historic sites while spending some time in Schallmoos. Though there might not be many attractions in the neighborhood, you won't need to go far to find top spots like Mirabell Palace and Gardens or Mozart's Birthplace.

Schallmoos
Leopoldskron Palace featuring heritage architecture, heritage elements and a castle

Leopoldskron-Moos

5/5Exceptional!(14 area reviews)

The historic sites, lake views, and live music are just a few things travelers enjoy about Leopoldskron-Moos. If you want to experience more of the area, check out Hellbrunn Palace or Hangar-7.

Leopoldskron-Moos
Taken on the outskirts of Salzburg at sunset looking towards the city center in the haze.

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Gnigl

4/5Very Good!(22 area reviews)

Live music, historic sites, and shopping highlight some of the notable features of Gnigl. Make a stop by Neuhaus Castle while you're exploring.

Gnigl

Top Hotels in Salzburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
H+ Hotel Salzburg
H+ Hotel Salzburg
4 out of 5
Südtiroler Platz 13, Salzburg, Salzburg
¥8,070
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Elisabeth-Vorstadt, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Salzburg Congress Convention Center and Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Salzburg Cathedral ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,624 reviews)

"Value for money and wonderful service from start to end"…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

H+ Hotel Salzburg
IMLAUER Hotel Pitter Salzburg
IMLAUER Hotel Pitter Salzburg
4 out of 5
Rainerstrasse 6-8, Salzburg, Salzburg
¥14,205
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Located in the city center of Salzburg, this hotel is near the airport and within walking distance of Salzburg Congress Convention Center, Mirabell Palace and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (524 reviews)

"Juan from the front desk helped so much in making my stay in Salzburg so enjoyable! He helped me to plan each outing and tour, purchased my tickets from the hotel and asked about my day when I came in each evening. It goes to prove just how important the friendliness of staff are to your trip and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

IMLAUER Hotel Pitter Salzburg
Altstadt Hotel Hofwirt Salzburg
Altstadt Hotel Hofwirt Salzburg
3 out of 5
Schallmooser Hauptstr. 1, Salzburg, Salzburg
¥6,443
per night
Feb 12 - Feb 13

Located in City Centre Salzburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Linzer Gasse and Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Salzburg Cathedral and Fortress Hohensalzburg ...

4.1/5Very Good! (938 reviews)

"The location is nice, just a ten minute walk to the city centre, and just across the street is Salzburg’s main shopping street, plenty of shops and restaurants. The staff is very helpful too right from the minute we check-in."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Altstadt Hotel Hofwirt Salzburg

Popular things to do in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace and Gardens
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Mirabell Palace and Gardens

4.5/5(272 reviews)

See one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the world at this magnificent palace, originally built as a grand gesture of love.

Salzburg Cathedral
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Salzburg Cathedral

4.5/5(326 reviews)

Step back in time to the eighth century at one of Salzburg’s most important historic sites and one of Europe’s most beautiful churches.

Leopoldskron Palace
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Leopoldskron Palace

4.5/5(57 reviews)

This picturesque palace hosted the first Salzburg Festival and was later immortalized during the filming of the 1965 movie The Sound of Music.

Fortress Hohensalzburg
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Fortress Hohensalzburg

4.5/5(256 reviews)

Hop on a cable car and climb up to this mountaintop fortress, one of the biggest medieval castles in Europe.

Hellbrunn Palace
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Hellbrunn Palace

4.5/5(158 reviews)

This palace, originally a summer residence for the archbishops of Salzburg, is famous for the whimsical water games of the Trick Fountains.

Mozart's Birthplace
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Mozart's Birthplace

4.5/5(279 reviews)

Learn about the life, family and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart via exhibitions in the rooms of the house where he was born.

Top activities in Salzburg

The Original Sound of Music Tour since 1967!
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The Original Sound of Music Tour since 1967!

¥5,428

Bring the music and magic of The Sound of Music to life as you journey through the hills beyond Salzburg in the footsteps of the von Trapp family. Seek out filming locations in the city and in the scenic Alpine region of Salzkammergut, and hear background stories about the making of the classic movie from a local guide.

Hallstatt Tour
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Hallstatt Tour

¥6,996

A breathtaking visual appears as you reach the UNESCO-listed town of Hallstatt. Jagged mountain peaks reflected in a pristine alpine lake offer the backdrop for this charming Austrian village.

Mirabell Palace Classical Music Concerts in the Marble Hall
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Mirabell Palace Classical Music Concerts in the Marble Hall

¥4,101

Experience a classical concert in Salzburg, city of music! Enjoy renowned soloists and chamber music ensembles performing masterpieces by Mozart and the great classical composers like Vivaldi, Haydn, Puccini and Beethoven.

Salzburg Day Trip by Train
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Salzburg Day Trip by Train

¥6,635

Visit Mozart's hometown to discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site and iconic locations from The Sound of Music on a guided full-day rail tour to Salzburg. Stroll through some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in Europe and enjoy scenic views of the snow-capped Bavarian Alps.

Mozart Dinner Concert
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Mozart Dinner Concert

¥8,323

Fly back in time on the divine wings of Mozart's music. Feast on 18th-century recipes under candlelight in a meticulously restored baroque hall as an orchestra performs pieces from renowned classics, including Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Magic Flute.

Daily Door-to-Door Shared Shuttle Service from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov
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Daily Door-to-Door Shared Shuttle Service from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov

¥4,906

Choose between three departure times, then enjoy a pickup from your location of choice in Salzburg. An English-speaking driver will collect you at your hotel, airport, or port before you set off on a comfortable drive to the UNESCO-listed World Heritage sit of Cesky Krumlov.

Reviews of Salzburg

4.8

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Salzburg is a very charming little place with lots to see and enjoy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 19, 2020

City of music, military history, centuries old town, great cafe and restaurants, local brand stores, good Salzburg beers

5/5 - Excellent

Mariann

Jan 18, 2020

Loved Salzburg!!! Add this to your bucket list.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Don’t go to the Radisson Blu Hotel and your stay at Salzsburg will be more than wonderful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Absolutely beautiful city! Anytime spent there is well worth it! Would love to return for a longer stay.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 1, 2020

Next to Vienna.......my favorites European city!!!!! Love proximity to Salzkammergut.........