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.
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 a 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 Austria's most important cultural centres. The acclaimed Salzburger Festspiele, founded in 1920, is the high point in Salzburg’s culture calendar and includes concerts, opera, and theatre performances.
St. Peter's Abbey, Europe's oldest restaurant, is located in the heart of Salzburg, and serves as a great starting point to walk up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg.
For modern & contemporary art visit the Museum of Modern Art, located atop the Mönchsberg, along with and a restaurant that offers amazing views of the old city of Salzburg.
Explore the City, Discover Nature
Although Salzburg is a city of music and culture, you can nonetheless find many quiet moments in nature. This summer, it's your turn to decide which Salzburg you want to discover.
Use our 3-day itinerary and make sure you won't miss anything!
Testimonial from Crystal Utecht:
"There is nothing like having a beer at the Stiegl Brewery (est.1492 - yes, the same year Columbus discovered America), overlooking Salzburg and hearing the bells start to ring. I love Austria!"
For further information on visiting Salzburg, go to: www.salzburg.info
Yhings to do in Salzburg
Hotels in Salzburg
With the convenient Salzburg Card, you gain access to all of the city's major attractions and public transport in one, easy step. Now you can spend less time worrying, and more time enjoying Salzburg's amazing culture and history.
Duration: 24 / 48 / 72 hours
Peak Season: 1st May - 31st Oct 2018
Adult Price: €28.00 / €37.00 / €43.00
Child Price (6-15 Years): €13.50 / €18.00 / €21.00
Low Season: 1st Jan - 30th April 2018 & 1st Nov - 31st Dec 2018
Adult Price: €25.00 / €33.00 / €38.00
Child Price (6-15 Years): €12.00 / €16.00 / €18.50
- free, single admission to all of the city's attractions
- free use of public transport
- bus lines 1 - 14 within city limits
- Albus bus lines: Citybus A, lines 20 - 35, line 151
- Postbus lines 32, 180, 170 to Rif/Taxach
- Lokalbahn S1 to Schlachthof
- WALSI Buscab
- attractive discounts for cultural events
- reduced prices at a number of excursion destinations
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