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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.

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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.

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What we love about Salzburg


Sales Executive

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.


Trip Planner

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).


Operations Training Specialist

Salzburg is definitely a true reflection of a stereotypical Austrian town - in a good way of course. It offers music, history, hospitality, and friendly people. My personal favourite part of Salzburg is the Salzach River which flows through it, and is the perfect opportunity for a relaxed walk in any time of the year or day.

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 Rooms in Salzburg
Modern Boutique Rooms
Tastefully furnished boutique-style rooms.
Boutique Design Hotel in Salzburg
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.

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.
Salzburg Tandem Paragliding Excursion
Salzburg Tandem Paragliding Excursion
Apple Strudel and Salzburger Nockerl Small Group Cooking Class
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Apple Strudel and Salzburger Nockerl Small Group Cooking Class
Hallstatt Half Day Private Trip
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Hallstatt Half Day Private Trip
Sound of Music Bicycle Group Tour
Sound of Music Bicycle Group Tour
Concert in the Mirabell Palace
Concert in the Mirabell Palace
Original Sound of Music Group Tour
Original Sound of Music Group Tour
Bavarian Alps & Eagle's Nest Private Tour
Bavarian Alps & Eagle's Nest Private Tour

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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