Salzburg – Linz – Wachau Valley
Stage 8: Salzburg – Linz – Wachau Valley
Stage 8: Salzburg – Linz – Wachau Valley
Stage 7: Hallstatt – Salzburg
Stage 4: Zell am See - Grossglockner High Alpine Road – Villach/Velden
This 9-stage itinerary takes you from Vorarlberg, Austria's westermost provice through the Alps to the lowlands of Burgenland.
The history of beer in Salzburg goes back well over 600 years. When you visit Salzburg today, you’ll find that this legacy has resulted in a very diverse beer culture, with ancient traditions and cutting-edge brewing technology making their mark in equal measure.
The DomQuartier Salzburg was the seat of power from which the city’s prince-archbishops expanded their influence over the region. The blend of architecture, secular beauty and sacred splendor on display makes a tour of the DomQuartier a competence center for baroque history north of the Alps.
The wealth of historic art, architecture and culture found in Salzburg is unparalleled. Historic cultural institutions, such as the Stiftung Mozarteum or the Salzburg Festival, are renowned worldwide and draw many culture buffs to this famous Alpine city. Salzburg also boasts a contrast of baroque architecture with contemporary and modern cultural design.
What better place to enjoy a Mozart concert than in the city where the famous composer was born? Thanks to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, numerous concerts and festivals keep the spirit of Mozart alive throughout the year.
Make your stay in Salzburg a cultural vacation and discover the charm of experiencing classical music in surroundings reminiscent of the days of its birth. Whatever the time of year, Salzburg offers a whole range of cultural events for you to choose from.
The much-loved Sound of Music, based on the life of the Austrian von Trapp family, rings in 50 years in 2015 with a host of special productions and events.
You can’t know a place until you've tasted its local specialties and dug into its regional cuisine. With this truism in mind, Via Culinaria was born -- a gourmet initiative that puts visitors on any of eight culinary paths throughout the province of Salzburgerland.
Whether you are on a road trip through the Alpine province of Salzburg, or simply looking for day-trips from Salzburg city, here are five suggestions for unique and memorable experiences for the entire family
Soak up the historic sights, the magnificent landscape and the world-famous film locations in a whirlwind tour.
The famous scene in "The Sound of Music" where Maria is singing on an alpine pasture? That’s SalzburgerLand, the lush, pristine province surrounding the city of Salzburg. After the film's premiere, those majestic peaks and sweeping meadows ceased to be a happy secret just for Austrians.
Mozart is synonymous with Salzburg. Outside the city expect some mighty fortresses and culinary delights.
Regarded as a musical genius, and most certainly one of the world’s most prolific and influential musicians and composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a true son of Salzburg. Explore the wonderful baroque city in the footsteps of its most famous son and gain insights into fascinating history.
The Arthotel Blaue Gans welcomes the artistically inclined to experience their creative, yet relaxing, ambiance in the heart of Salzburg! Its’ the next best thing to staying in an art gallery, but with all the creature comforts of a cozy hotel.
The DomQuartier Salzburg was the seat of power from which the city’s prince-archbishops expanded their influence over the region. The blend of architecture, secular beauty and sacred splendor on display makes a tour of the DomQuartier a unique experience.
Located right at the Salzburg Airport, Hangar 7 is one Europe’s most fascinating places. Stunning architecture, historic aircraft, fast cars, innovative art and world-class cuisine will keep you busy for many hours.
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 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. Follow Maria's footsteps at least once in your life!
Imagine being five years old and performing in front of royalty all over Europe – this was just the beginning of a life lived at its fullest by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, lovingly called Wolferl.
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.
Step into a time machine and journey to an age when the comforts of technology didn’t exist. Explore the complexities of rural Austrian life as you tour reconstructed homes and watch artisans hard at work on their trade. Wander through 50 hectares of land, five centuries of history, and enjoy a few surprises along the way.
From the small village of Oberndorf near Salzburg, the world’s most famous Christmas carol has spread around the globe. Learn about the humble and most charming story of its creation.
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.
"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.
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!
The World of Ice Giants brings you into the largest ice caves in the world. One of the true wonders on earth, the caves are a wondrous underground world of natural ice sculptures and formations. Discover a world of natural beauty.
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!
Discover the unique Alpine landscapes of SalzburgerLand with an invigorating hike. Whether you’re better suited for a simple walk or a challenging climb, this unique terrain invites all visitors to have an unforgettable mountain experience.
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.
Spend an evening at the venerable Hotel Sacher and make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a drink at the “Blaue Bar” where midnight blue and gold décor create a visually stunning and romantic setting for an evening at Vienna’s famous Hotel Sacher.
Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, a jewel of baroque architecture, and nestled in glorious mountains, is the perfect setting for an equally grandiose hotel – the Hotel Sacher Salzburg.
Since its opening in 1866 the Hotel Sacher Salzburg is a meeting place of the Who is Who.
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.
Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.