If cities had a sense of taste, Salzburg would certainly be sweet. This is not only because Salzburg’s most famous delicacy, the Mozartkugel, is made of the finest of nougat and marzipan; it is also and above all because of the fairytale charm of the Baroque city. Salzburg also impresses with its modern architectural counterpoints.Architectural highlights in Salzburg...
We absolutely understand that not everyone feels inclined to track up a mountain in snow shoes. However the reward that awaits you is quite grand: an unforgettable experience in the wild that can only be had by moving beyond the flurry on the ski slopes.Learn more about soft winter activities...
So close to the sky: at 1,800 metres above sea level, only a snowball’s throw from the ski slopes and cross-country trails of the Obertauern region, one finds the venerable Seekarhaus – a paradise for winter-sport fans, wellness aficionados, foodies, and other lovers of the finer things in life.About Seekarhaus in Obertauern
The imposing Alps, deep-green mountain pastures, and a lovely lake form the backdrop for Europe’s most important festival for contemporary jazz.Learn more about International Jazz Festival in Saalfelden
This comfortable castle hotel grew out of an original “imperial tavern” on the lake. The cuisine grew out of regional products and organic produce.Learn more about Iglhauser’s Schlosshotel in Salzburg
Carl Zuckmayer refers to this place in his memoirs, as do countless other celebrities, who have drunk this or that glassful at the Braustüberl. They did so for a good reason.Learn more about Augustiner Braustüberl in Salzburg
This golden star shines brilliantly. It comprises a gourmet restaurant, an inn (“Bürgerstube”), a fantastic vinotheque and a butchery with its own delicatessen.Learn more about Döllerer‘s Genusswelten in Salzburg
On October 23, 2011, the musical “The Sound of Music” celebrated its premiere at the Salzburger Landestheater. Due to its amazing success, the musical will again be presented in 2013/2014 as it enters its third season: from Sept 28, 2013 until May 25,2014, the curtain will again be raised for 15 more performances.Get tickets now....
All across Salzburg’s Old Town, you’ll come across some intriguing contemporary art. Discover a lesser known side of Salzburg as you contemplate the ten sculptures along the Walk of Modern Art, each a unique interpretation of the city.Learn more about the Walk of Art in Salzburg
Enjoy a spectacular hike to Austria’s highest waterfalls. The three stages of the hike, starting in the village of Krimml, take you to ever more spectacular views of the falls and the surrounding countryside. Bring your camera and capture the most beautiful section of the falls!
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road makes Austria’s highest mountain accessible for everyone. The famous alpine road leads you right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Grossglockner and its glacier, the Pasterze.
In existence since 1906, the Schrannenmarkt has always been the weekly market for the people living in and around the city of Salzburg. Early bird gets the worm! Join the spectacle from 5 am on and watch the market being set up in front of the magnificent St. Andrä Church.Learn more about the Schrannenmarkt...
Over three hundred glaciers, ten thousand animal species and countless jaw-dropping vistas make the Alps' largest nature reserve also its most memorable. Cultural artifacts and natural wonders compete for your attention. The National Park Center -- open daily -- makes for a perfect base camp as you set out to explore this magnificent Austrian treasure.Learn more about the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
"The Sound of Music" was so many things: an international success, a fantastic myth and a true story, all of which let the world know about Salzburg and its culture -- much as Mozart had done in another era. Today, the famed musical returns to Salzburg with the newest production, at the Salzburger Landestheater. The backstage tour is not to be missed.
Discover the more than 900-year-old Hohensalzburg Fortress, an evidence of Salzburg’s medieval history. Take a ride or walk to the largest, fully preserved fortress in central Europe and enjoy a breathtaking view over the city of Salzburg.
Remember Do-Re-Mi? This baroque jewel surrounded by magnificent gardens is located in Salzburg's city center and is a magical setting for a romantic wedding or honeymoon. The Marble Hall is considered to be the "most beautiful wedding hall in the world".Learn more about the Mirabell castle...
Discover the fascinating world of the Salzburg Marionette Theater and see for yourself how the master puppeteers bring to life the expertly carved puppets, captivating their audience with performances of The Sound of Music, Mozart Operas or Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.Make a reservation now...
Hidden deep underground, the Salzwelten salt mines in Hallein near Salzburg, one of the oldest in the world, offers a tour that is adventurous, fun and interesting all at the same time! It includes a train ride, boat ride and cross border trek—all underground! Great fun, especially if you are with a small group of friends or family. As long as you’re not claustrophobic!More Information
Just beyond the center of Salzburg, a jewel of an 18th-century rococo castle sits alongside a stunning lake. "The Sound of Music" saw fit to film here, and the Salzburg festival saw fit to begin here. Today, after centuries of royal history, visitors can make their own at this unforgettable landmark.
If you were archbishop of Salzburg in the early 17th century and had too much spare time on your hands, what would you do with it? Build the mother of all water fun-parks, of course. Visit the unique world of Hellbrunn’s trick fountains and Mannerist architecture for an afternoon of amazing family fun.
The mighty, 900-year-old fortress of Hohenwerfen, set in a beautiful alpine setting near Salzburg, allows visitors to delve into military history, take a tour of historic interiors, enjoy impressive falconry displays and visit Austria’s first Falconry Museum. Concerts, theatre performance and heritage evenings can also be enjoyed throughout the year at this “Castle of Adventure”.Learn more about Hohenwerfen fortress...
With the Hohe Tauern mountain range as your magnificent backdrop, enjoy a fascinating trip to the Alpine high-mountain reservoirs. The journey begins aboard a modern bus and continues to the dam in an open funicular rising high into the mountains. Come see this unique landscape of green Alpine pastures and snow covered mountains reflected in the turquoise water – paired with the world’s highest standard of technology!Learn more about the National Park...
Seven culinary pathways and 200 culinary addresses in SalzburgerLand. The popular Via Culinaria puts the variety of regional products front and center, weaving a SalzburgerLand vacation with the true gourmet's dream. Pick a theme -- or pick multiple themes -- and give yourself the most mouthwatering way of getting to know a beautiful piece of Austria.
A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options are endless. Be it a relaxing walk or experiencing the great outdoors in the Austrian Alps. Keep in mind that you are never far from historic city centers, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.Make your reservation now
17.05.2013 - 20.05.2013 - Salzburg
Prefacing Salzburg's main summer festival, the short Salzburg Whitsun Festival concentrates on baroque music. Since 2007 Italian maestro Riccardo Muti has brought a touch of his native Naples, together with the young musicians of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra.More
Thanks to its unique charm, friendly service and stylish interior, the family-owned Hotel & Villa Auersperg feels like your home away from home. Enjoy a sumptous breakfast buffet, relax in the hotel's elegantly landscaped garden or enjoy the panoramic views of Salzburg from the rooftop terrace. You'll also find a sauna and steam bath where you can relax after a day of sightseeing on the hotel's own bicycles.Make your reservation now.
It's the season! During the four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, charming Christmas Markets pop up in every Austrian town, big and small, all over the country. Shop for Christmas tree decorations and souvenirs, or just enjoy the festive atmosphere and join the locals in the early evening to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine and some roasted chestnuts.Learn more about Austrian Christmas Markets
While parts of Salzburg remain much the same as they were when Mozart spent his childhood here, the city is full of exciting contrasts between the old and the new. Its picturesque streets are packed with modern-art galleries, music clubs, and theaters.Learn more about Salzburg
Craving the thrill of heli-skiing in the Austrian Alps? Dreamed of attending the New Year's concert in Vienna or the worldfamous Salzburg Festival? Or are you intersted in experiencing the many high-end restaurants you can find throughout Austria? You can have it all...Get your luxury experience
Located in a medieval building on the Getreidegasse - the main pedestrian street in Salzburg - the Blaue Gans has converted the fortress-like structure into a contemporary "Art Hotel" combining minimalist-contemporary with medieval elements.More information on artHotel Blaue Gans, Salzburg
Biking throughout Austria's countryside is another great way to experiece our beautiful country. Wheather you are a soft-biker or enjoy rugged landscapes there are biking trails for every type. We have selected four well-marked bike trails for their scenic beauty and point of interest.Bike Austria's great trails...