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The baroque city of Salzburg

Capital of SalzburgerLand

Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hohensalzburg Fortress © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Hohensalzburg Fortress © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Things to do in Salzburg

  1. A Day with Mozart in Salzburg
  2. DomQuartier Salzburg
  3. Hohensalzburg Fortress
  4. The Sound of Music - Tour
Romantik Hotel Gmachl in Elixhausen near Salzburg © Romantik Hotel Gmachl Romantik Hotel Gmachl in Elixhausen near Salzburg © Romantik Hotel Gmachl

Hotels in Salzburg

Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg's landmark, is Central Europe’s largest intact fortress and offers fantastic views of the city. Visit the Princely Residence, a magnificent early baroque edifice with splendid halls and a gallery featuring European paintings dating between the 16th and 19th century. The nearby vast Salzburg Dom is without doubt the main attraction of the old town. Inside you'll find the Romanesque font where Mozart was baptized.

Take time out to visit Mozart's Geburtshaus, the place where the genial composer was born on January 27, 1756. The house is located in Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s most attractive and most visited shopping street with its high and narrow houses and romantic courtyards. Another highlight is Schloss Mirabell with its splendid gardens built by the baroque master builder Lukas von Hildebrandt.

The Trapp family and The Sound of Music is inseparably linked with Salzburg. Follow Maria's footsteps and explore the many locations in the city of Salzburg and the surrounding countryside. Panorama tours offers a bus tour, which takes you to all movie sites.

The Festival District, at the foot of Mönchsberg,with two famous festival halls and the Felsenreitschule is a baroque masterpiece designed by Fischer von Erlach in 1693. South of Salzburg’s old town is the popular Schloss Hellbrunn with the world-famous 'Wasserspiele' containing many ingenious trick fountains and water-powered figures.

Some 4,000 cultural events make Salzburg one of the most important cultural centers. The acclaimed Salzburger Festspiele, founded in 1920, is the high point in Salzburg’s culture calendar and includes concerts, opera and theater performances.

St. Peter's Abbey, Europe's oldest restaurant is located in the heart of Salzburg and a great starting point to walk up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg.

For modern & contemporary art visit the Museum of Modern Art, located ontop the Mönchsberg and a restaurant, that offers amazing views of the old city of Salzburg.

Impressions of Salzburg

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Hohensalzburg Fortress © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Mozart's Birthhouse in Salzburg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Mozart's Birthhouse in Salzburg © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Salzburg's old town with the majestic Hohensalzburg Fortress © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburg's old town with the majestic Hohensalzburg Fortress © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • The beautiful Mirabell Garden in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH The beautiful Mirabell Garden in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • View of the city of Salzburg during winter © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH View of the city of Salzburg during winter © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg © Museum der Moderne Salzburg/Seitl Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg © Museum der Moderne Salzburg/Seitl
  • Museum of Modern Art at night in Salzburg © Museum der Moderne Salzburg Museum of Modern Art at night in Salzburg © Museum der Moderne Salzburg
  • Hangar-7 in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Hangar-7 in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Useful information

Salzburg Card

Free admission to museums, use of the Fortress funicular, the Untersberg cableway, Salzach ship service (tour 1) and public transport.

Salzburg Card

Easter Markets in Salzburg

Decorate eggs at the traditional Easter Market and join an international audience at the Salzburg Easter Festival.

Easter Markets in Salzburg

Hotels in Salzburg

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Hotels in Salzburg

The Sound of Music Tour

While in Salzburg don't miss to take the famous The Sound of Music Tour, which takes you to all important sites of the movie.
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