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Verified travelerJan 20, 2020
Salzburg is a very charming little place with lots to see and enjoy.
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.
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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.
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Historic sites, museums, and live music are some highlights of Altstadt. Make a stop by Salzburg Museum or Salzburg Cathedral while you're exploring.
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Nonntal is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Nonnberg Abbey and Erhard Church.
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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.
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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.
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Live music, historic sites, and shopping highlight some of the notable features of Gnigl. Make a stop by Neuhaus Castle while you're exploring.
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See one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the world at this magnificent palace, originally built as a grand gesture of love.
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.
This picturesque palace hosted the first Salzburg Festival and was later immortalized during the filming of the 1965 movie The Sound of Music.
Hop on a cable car and climb up to this mountaintop fortress, one of the biggest medieval castles in Europe.
This palace, originally a summer residence for the archbishops of Salzburg, is famous for the whimsical water games of the Trick Fountains.
Learn about the life, family and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart via exhibitions in the rooms of the house where he was born.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verified travelerJan 1, 2020
Next to Vienna.......my favorites European city!!!!! Love proximity to Salzkammergut.........