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    Make Salzburg Yours

    A city of music and culture, but also of quiet moments in nature. This summer, it's your turn to decide which Salzburg you want to discover.

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Explore the City, Discover Nature

The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the setting of The Sound of Music, home of the world-famous Salzburg Festival of classical music – wherever you look, Salzburg is infused with music and history. The city sure is good at making a grand entrance: Its splendid baroque architecture, designed by the greatest architects of their day at the behest of Salzburg’s prince-archbishops, has earned it the nickname “Rome of the North”.

And yet, Salzburg is just as adept at the small moments. Wandering the cobblestone streets in the city centre, strolling through the perfectly manicured Mirabell Gardens, or seeing the Salzach river wind its way through the city from one of the surrounding mountains – Salzburg’s unique mix of old culture and fresh nature gives you space to truly enjoy.

3 Summer Days in Salzburg

A visit to Salzburg is what you make of it. Our itinerary is here to provide inspiration for your perfect trip. Tip: Get the Salzburg Card to make the most of your stay!

Panorama of Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Panorama of Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Day 1

Start your visit by taking in all of Salzburg from above, from one of the surrounding mountains. A short (but steep) walk takes you from the city centre to the Hohensalzburg Fortress on Festungsberg, high above the rooftops. Alternatively, climb Mönchsberg and treat yourself to a scrumptious breakfast at the famous m32 restaurant as a reward. It is located in the same building as the Museum of Modern Art, another worthy Salzburg spot to visit.

Continue by strolling through the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town and exploring some of the many churches that are true architectural marvels. Walk through Getreidegasse, a quaint, cobble-stoned shopping street that is reminiscent of centuries past, towards its highlight: Mozart’s birthplace at no. 9.

Hellbrunn palace © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Hellbrunn palace © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Day 2

Pay a visit to Hellbrunn Castle and stroll through its gardens, taking a trip back in time. Planned as an “oasis of pleasure and distraction“, Hellbrunn features a myriad of trick fountains, astonishing visitors with effects such as water-spewing stags or a crown dancing atop a spout of water.

Discover Salzburg’s modern side by exploring sculptures and art in public spaces, or visit the city’s unique aviation museum Hangar 7, located right by the airport and a stunning architectural sight to behold.

Have dinner at FUXN for traditional fare with a modern twist.

Stieglkeller in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Stieglkeller in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger

Day 3

Among many other things, Salzburg is a city of breweries. Established in 1492, Stiegl Brewery offers tours as well as a cosy pub to sample their product. Or visit Augustiner Brewery and sip your brew from a real-life stone pitcher.

If you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment, consider Salzburg Marionette Theatre, where Mozart’s “Magic Flute” is performed regularly by puppets.

Have dinner at Zum Fidelen Affen (The Jolly Monkey Tavern), a cosy eatery dating back to the 17th century serving up local Austrian fare.

Salzburg Festival Jedermann © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburg Festival Jedermann © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

3 Reasons to Visit Salzburg in 2019

1. Classical Music & Jazz Hotspot

Say what you will, Salzburg is and always will be Europe’s capital when it comes to classical music. More than 250,000 visitors attend the world-famous Salzburg Festival each year to enjoy opera, theatre and musical performances. Further highlights include Mozart Week, the Salzburg Easter Festival and Jazz and the City.

2. Explore The Sound of Music’s Filming Locations

The Sound of Music, arguably the most famous film featuring Salzburg, and the real history behind it have left their mark on the city. You can visit a dedicated museum, take guided The Sound of Music Tours, or explore the filming locations for yourself.

3. Unusual Local Shopping

Whilst Salzburg’s shopping streets boast all the usual international brands, they are also a treasure trove of small, traditional shops, such as Knopferlmayer (a button shop), Holzermayr Confectionary or NAGY (a gingerbread and candle maker).

More Reasons to Visit Salzburg This Year
*calculated against exchange rate of 6 June 2019

Wish You Were Here...

  • Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger
  • Salzburg city panorama © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburg city panorama © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Kapitelplatz Salzburg (Chapter Square) © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Kapitelplatz Salzburg (Chapter Square) © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger
  • Stieglkeller in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Stieglkeller in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger
  • Salzburg Festival Jedermann © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburg Festival Jedermann © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Salzburger Festspiele are one of Austrias most renowned festivals with the Highlight Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Jedermann" © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Salzburger Festspiele are one of Austrias most renowned festivals with the Highlight Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Jedermann" © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
  • Panorama of Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Panorama of Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Get in Touch

Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Auerspergstr. 6
5020 Salzburg

Telephone: +43 662 889 870

Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Auerspergstr. 6
5020 Salzburg

Telephone: +43 662 889 870

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