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Salzburg

  | Austria

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.

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Salzburg Sights

The Old Town (Altstadt) of Salzburg joined the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. It's comprised of renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centers in Europe. 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 American musical the Sound of Music. Highlights of the city include the imposing Salzburg Cathedral and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. It dominates the skyline of Salzburg.

Salzburg Tourism

Salzburg is as much known for its charming Old Town as its natural surroundings. 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. 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 beerhalls of the Augustiner brewery. Salzburg is one of the highlights of travel in Austria.

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"Our experience was truly outstanding--it was a pleasure to plan with your staff, and your creativity and thoughtfulness really resulted in a wonderful trip. We will remember the people you connected us with even more than the terrific locations."

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Brandy, Alex, Phoebe, Abraham and Roman

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"Jay and the team responded promptly to my requests, with complete information. Their in-depth local knowledge, unique hotel choices, recommendations on things to do, tours, scheduling all added up to a great vacation."

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Jim & Kathleen

San Francisco, CA

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 the true king of the castle feeling however, a castle high above the city is hard to beat. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

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 and its fascinating history can be learned 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 included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.


Jared
Travel Advisor

What I love about Salzburg...

“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.”

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Salzburg

Spend some time in Salzburg on a tour that takes in other cities in Austria and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Salzburg and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Central Europe Christmas Markets Tour

See some of the best Christmas markets in Central Europe on an 11 day tour, traveling by private transfer and train. You will visit Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna and Budapest. read full itinerary

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This 12 day itinerary encompasses the highlights of the old Austro-Hungarian empire. From increasingly cool Budapest, impressive and imposing Vienna, musical Alpine town Salzburg to the beautiful Czech capital, Prague. read full itinerary

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Combine Italy and its northern neighbor Austria on this 12 day tour. With time in Rome, Venice, Salzburg and Vienna you'll see some of Europe's most wonderful cities, with thousands of years of history and three empires between them. read full itinerary

2 Weeks in Germany, Czech Republic & Austria

Kick off your tour in the hip German capital Berlin before moving on to magical Prague. From there you'll proceed by train to Vienna where you'll be impressed by the old imperial grandeur. You head west to Salzburg, the town of Mozart. Your final stop is in Munich, the cosmopolitan Bavarian capital. read full itinerary

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Leopoldskron Palace, Salzburg
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