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      Your Summer Break in Salzburg

      Explore the city of music, theatre, and Imperial elegance, and experience the locals' unique 'Lebensgefühl'.

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    This is Salzburg - A unique city

    Centuries-old traditions, top-class music and cultural events, culinary delights and international art: Salzburg, known as the home of Mozart and a UNESCO heritage site for more than 25 years, celebrates both its prince-archbishop roots and the spirit of creative freedom and continuous renewal that already existed back then.

    Take a stroll through the cobblestoned historic centre and you'll instantly feel the town's elegance, with the prince-archbishops' architectural, artistic and social heritage visible on every corner. Explore the old town's five squares Residenzplatz, Domplatz, Mozartplatz, Kapitelplatz and Alter Markt, considered the most beautiful in Salzburg, then pop into the traditional shops in famous Getreidegasse on the way to Mozart's birthplace. Or how about a play or a concert at the famous Salzburg Festival?

    Salzburg's charm also lies in the small moments. Wander through the perfectly manicured Mirabell Gardens, or watch the Salzach River wind its way through the city from Hohensalzburg Fortress or one of the surrounding mountains – that's how the locals enjoy their city, that's Salzburg's unique "Lebensgefühl".

    Getting to Salzburg is a breeze with daily flights from London and multiple flights per week from other UK airports (check the schedule here) as well as train connections from European cities.

    'Lebensgefühl' in Salzburg means ...

    Baroque city of Salzburg

    ... living for the city

    Salzburg owes its world-wide fame to the incomparable city charm, the scenic beauty of its surroundings and the fact that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here in 1756.

    • The Felsenreitschule in Salzburg during the famous Salzburg Festival

      ... enjoying music and theatre all night long

      During the Salzburg Festival, music and theatre can be found in every concert hall, every garden, square and street in the city.

    • The original Salzburger Mozartkugeln, Cafe Fürst / Café Confectionery Fürst

      ... snacking the real deal

      The original "Salzburger Mozartkugel" (German for "Mozart ball") was invented at Cafe Fürst in Salzburg and is still hand-made today. Taste the difference!

    • Shopping in traditional costume

      ... walking through signs of the times

      Experience Salzburg's historic centre on a leisurely stroll. The locals are especially fond of their "Durchhäuser", narrow lanes often used as short cuts, e.g. along Getreidegasse.

    The Salzburg Festival is the cultural highlight every summer and the SIEMENS Fest>Spiel>Nächte are an integral part of it. For more than 20 years, theatre and music performances have been screened on a huge LED screen on Kapitelplatz, allowing locals and visitors to watch them live for free.

    Siemens Festival Nights in Salzburg, Kapitelplatz
    Susanne, local

    Top Highlights in Salzburg

    •                         Couple at Kapitelplatz, in the background the fortress Hohensalzburg

      Hohensalzburg Fortress

      A Princely Residence and early Baroque edifice with paintings from the 16th to 19th century.
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    •                         Dom zu Salzburg - Salzburg Cathedral

      Salzburg Cathedral

      The old town's landmark! Find the Romanesque font inside where Mozart was baptised.
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    •                         Mozart's Birthplace

      Mozart's Birthplace

      Visit the place where Mozart was born in the Getreidegasse, Salzburg's most famous street.
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    •                         The Mirabell Gardens

      Mirabell Palace & Gardens

      One of the "most beautiful wedding halls in the world", seen in "The Sound of Music".
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    Top Highlights in Salzburg

    We Are Family

    Family in Salzburg / Mozart's birthplace

    Your family city break in Salzburg

    Museum of Natural History and Technology

    Celebrates its 100th birthday this year! Discover dinosaurs, underwater worlds and more on 7,000 m2.

    Toy Museum

    Exhibitions, playing grounds, interactive stations, and - of course - lots of toys.

    Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains

    A unique outdoor spectacle that is over 400 years old - watch out for the hidden water jets!

    Salzburg Zoo

    Another must-see in Hellbrunn, home to 150 species and around 1,500 animals.

    Salzburg Card

    Your Ticket to the City

    The Salzburg Card is your access to all of the city's major attractions, along with free use of public transportation. It is available for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Book it online here!

    All benefits at a glance:

    • one-time FREE admission to all city tourist attractions and museums
    • free travel on public transport (except S-Bahn)
    • attractive discounts on cultural events and concerts
    • additional discounts at many excursion destinations
    • for some sights, express entrance without queuing
    More information on the Salzburg Card
    Salzburg Card

    Our favourite ...

    Our Insider Tips

    •                 Salzburg Open-Air Museum

      Excursion Tip: Salzburg Open Air Museum Excursion Tip: Salzburg Open Air Museum

      Celebrating it's 40th birthday this year, Salzburg Open Air Museum awaits with 100 rebuilt authentic historical buildings, telling tales of farming, trades, and rural crafts throughout the times.

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    •                 Salzburg Marionette Theater

      Family Tip: Marionette Theatre Family Tip: Marionette Theatre

      600 wooden marionettes, ten puppeteers, one great performance: Watch "The Magic Flute", "Mozart and Salieri" and the likes brought back to life by hand-made puppets.

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    •                 Salzburger Nockerl

      Culinary Tip: Salzburger Nockerl Culinary Tip: Salzburger Nockerl

      No visit to Salzburg is complete without trying the city's signature dessert. Traditionally served in the shape of three peaked mounds, it's said to represent the three local mountains.

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    •                 The Untersberg mountain in Grödig

      Nature Tip: Untersberg Mountain Nature Tip: Untersberg Mountain

      The modern Untersbergbahn cable car takes walkers and hikers up the legendary Salzburg mountain in no time, where stunning views, various trails and picturesque picnic places await.

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