Salzburg city panorama © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
Whether you head to Salzburg to soak up the culture, indulge in the shopping, stroll the streets, or take five in the coffee shops, this is a city of many charming sides. Besides most famous sons and daughters, nature herself is the real star here.
The city of Salzburg can be genuinely described as a green city due to its close proximity to the magnificent hills and mountains in and around the town and its enchanting greens and parks like the famous Mirabell Gardens. The five hills in and around the city, ideally for pleasant strolls, emphasise just how close to nature Salzburg is. Only 15 minutes outside the city Untersberg mountain awaits you. Take the cable car up to a sealevel of 1,973m and enjoy the the incomparable alpine experience with a spectacular view over Salzburg and the green pastures.
Cruise on the River Salzach to see Salzburg from an exciting and unusual perspective. The cruise starts in the historic city centre and travels along the Salzach River, granting magnificent views of the cityscape, down to Hellbrunn, now one of Salzburg’s most popular attractions with 148 expertly landscaped acres of Baroque gardens, trick fountains and romantic grottos.
Shopping in Salzburg - 800 choices of pure pleasure
Whether designer fashions at one of the numerous boutiques or the traditional "Trachten" apparel popular across Europe, whether antiques, jewelry, books or music – 800 stores offer top quality merchandise, trained salespeople and a wide selection. The Getreidegasse is probably one of the loveliest shopping streets in the world: a wide range of stores inviting visitors to browse and shop are found behind the elaborately decorated facades, in the traditional passageways and inside the landmarked buildings.