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Salzburg

Austria
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A city of music, art and architecture. Salzburg is a baroque jewel in a spectacular alpine setting. Mozart and the Sound of Music come alive here.

Salzburg's Old Town is comprised of renowned baroque architecture, forming one of Europe's best-preserved town centers (complete with the continent's oldest restaurant). All of this, combined with the Alps as its backdrop, make Salzburg unforgettable. Salzburg's two claims to fame are as the birthplace of Mozart and the stage for The Sound of Music. Highlights of the city include the imposing Salzburg Cathedral and the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which dominate the city skyline.

Salzburg is as much known for its impressive natural surroundings as for its charming Old Town. No trip to Salzburg is complete without a visit to the unspoilt countryside nearby. This includes sights such as the Hellbrunn Palace. Further afield you'll find Berchtesgaden, home to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Salzburg has a very festive atmosphere throughout the year. There are many classical music performances, outdoor summer festivals and a beautiful Christmas market. The Mirabell Palace is another must-see.

You can also find delicious Austrian cuisine throughout Salzburg. The local white wines as well as local beers are worth sampling. We recommend the atmospheric beer halls of the Augustiner brewery.

What we love about Salzburg

Jared

Travel Advisor

The center of Salzburg has a small town vibe with jaw dropping hilltop views of the city and surrounding alpine foothills. As the hometown of Mozart, it is an amazing place to relax, enjoy some music and take in the sights.

Sasha

Central Europe Destination Expert & Prague City Host

I like Salzburg's quaint, cultural and romantic atmosphere, the ever-present (and not just classical) music, beautiful landscapes, tasty, if somewhat heavy, cuisine and of course - the beer (it is the beer capital of Austria, after all).

Judit

Budapest City Host & Central Europe Destination Expert

Salzburg has everything for a perfect holiday. Rustic restaurants, international cuisine, opulent baroque churches and palaces, easily accessible lookout points, and a river flowing gently through it. Salzburg has a matchless vibe, calming, comforting, and imperial yet very amicable. Attending a Mozart concert in Salzburg is a must, especially in the Mirabell Palace, a grand venue with a relatively small concert hall making this experience more personal than touristy.

Where to stay in Salzburg

Salzburg's chocolate-box Old Town is the location for most of the hotels we offer in the city, along with some options a short walk away. For that true king of the hill feeling, however, a castle high above the city is hard to beat, and we can certainly provide rooms in one as well. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Modern Boutique Hotel
Classic Salzburg is brought to life at this traditional hotel. Enjoy local flavor close to the train station at this good value hotel that has been completely renovated.
Boutique Design Hotel
An elegant, centrally located hotel with a striking design and wonderful amenities including a small but excellent spa offering massages and yoga classes.
Luxury Castle Hotel
A truly unique hotel in a former castle that will amaze and delight you with its elegance and service as well as its fantastic views over the city.

Things to do in Salzburg

You might think that Salzburg's only about Mozart and the Sound of Music, and while these are major preoccupations, there's more to the city than that, as you can see on a private walking tour. There are popular day trip destinations in several directions, with the Eagle's Nest (Hitler's mountain retreat), and Hallstatt, the popular alpine lakeside village both being within comfortable driving distance. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Berchtesgaden Salt Mine Group Tour
Original Sound of Music Group Tour
Sound of Music Bicycle Group Tour
Concert in the Mirabell Palace
Bavarian Alps & Eagle's Nest Private Tour
Dumplings and Apple Strudel Small Group Cooking Class
Hallstatt Half Day Private Trip
Salzburg Tandem Paragliding Excursion

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Salzburg vacation packages
Based on 21 reviews
Review by Maria & Norman

Maria & Norman

Ontario

Excellent service!! Highly recommended. In fact we have already recommended JayWay Travel to our friends who are planning to travel.

Excellent service!! Highly recommended. In fact we have already recommended JayWay Travel to our friends who are planning to travel.

Year : 2019
Visited : Austria
Itinerary : Vienna, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Austria
Itinerary : Vienna, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Xiaohui Ho

Xiaohui Ho

Easy and professional to work with, with a focus on the individual client's needs and interests.

Easy and professional to work with, with a focus on the individual client's needs and interests.

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by David

David

Washington

JayWay Travel is an outstanding agency that allows the traveler to decide how much or how little to have planned with extremely knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated personnel. We were incredibly appreciative and grateful for the excellent and punctual tour guides, excursions and transfers from city to city, and the ability to have our own English speaking local JayWay contact available by a loaner phone for any questions that might have arisen. This is top notch service; thank you JayWay Travel!

JayWay Travel is an outstanding agency that allows the traveler to decide how much or how little to have planned with extremely knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated personnel. We were incredibly appreciative and grateful for the excellent and punctual tour guides, excursions and transfers from city to city, and the ability to have our own English speaking local JayWay contact available by a loaner phone for any questions that might have arisen. This is top notch service; thank you JayWay Travel!

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Salzburg

Can I pay by card?

Credit cards are widely accepted in Salzburg, but we still recommend having 20 EUR/person/day in cash. You can take out Euros from the ATMs in the entrances to banks, or exchange other currencies at exchange offices.

How can I get around Salzburg?

Salzburg is relatively small compared to its outsized fame! It is easy to get around on foot. If you want to reach the elevations within the city limits, you can get Salzburg Card, which provides both discounts and free entry to some museums, as well as full usage of public transportation, including funiculars. Salzburg's bike infrastructure is fantastic, so consider renting a bike and riding down the Salzach river. The public transportation runs 24/7 and is very frequent, but the city's taxis are also affordable and safe.

When are the local shops and cultural hotspots open?

Salzburg's museums are generally open from 10 AM to at least 6 PM, but are usually closed on Mondays and public holidays. Concert halls offer acoustic experiences nearly every day. Shops open from the early morning until around 8 PM but close on Sundays. Souvenir shops await guests year round, but close in the late afternoon. Some restaurants close on Mondays.

How many days should I spend in Salzburg?

Salzburg calls for at least one full day, if not two (making for three nights in total). The small city is an excellent base for day trips into the Alps, to visit places like Hallstatt, the Eagle's Nest, salt mines, and more.

Is Salzburg safe?

Like any other place in Austria, Salzburg is very safe.

Can I eat well in Salzburg?

Salzburg is a paradise for foodies of every kind. Plenty of local restaurants, Italian style eateries, Asian-style bistros and Dalmatian taverns await you with tasty dishes. You won't struggle to find a restaurant fulfilling any dietary criteria and empty stomach
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