Salzburg is one of my favourite cities in Austria. Many people associate Salzburg with Mozart or with the Salzburg Festival, but the city has much more to offer than the commonly known sights! During a trip through Europe, Salzburg is always worthwhile and it’s easy to explore: Many beautiful spots in the city are within walking distance. And those who get a longing for nature are also in good hands in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
To make sure that your trip to Salzburg won’t break the bank and you can still see all the sights, you should get the Salzburg Card* right before your stay. You will save yourself expensive entrance fees and waiting times in the most important sights. With your Salzburg Card, you can even use public transport in Salzburg for free!
In this video, I’ll show you some of the things you can experience in Salzburg:
How to get there
Do you want to travel environmental-friendly? By train you can easily get to Salzburg’s main station, which is not far from the picturesque old town! Even from Germany there are always good train deals. If you want to combine a visit to Salzburg with a trip to Southern Germany or Bavaria, you should definitely consider travelling by train!
What to do in Salzburg
In Salzburg’s old town you can find the most important locations within walking distance! From the Hohensalzburg Fortress or the Mönchsberg you have the perfect overview. And in the small alleys between the Domquartier and the banks of the Salzach river you can enjoy the dreamy old town with its historic buildings!
The Best Things to do in Salzburg
Salzburg is also known as the Mozart city par excellence. The famous composer was born here and left many traces in the city:
Mozart in Salzburg
Food & Drinks
Have a coffee at the traditional Café Tomaselli at the Alter Markt, or try the famous Mozartkugeln at the pastry shop Konditorei Fürst across the street. But modern and innovative cuisine is also very popular in Salzburg: You can find more culinary tips in my great Salzburg Food Guide!
Where to stay in Salzburg
Are you staying more than just one day? Salzburg is also well suited for a long weekend! And there are so many great and exceptional places to stay! Salzburg has an tremendously number of great hotels!