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  • Old Town (2056)
  • Culture (1887)
  • History (1492)
  • Sightseeing (1489)
  • Castles (1229)
  • Museums (1062)
  • Scenery (972)
  • Live Music (968)
  • Monuments (878)
  • Shopping (874)

Salzburg was highly rated for history by 179 guests from the United States!

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How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Salzburg?

Lynwen, United Kingdom

3 hours ago Report

The salt mines were worth a visit though we went at a quiet time. I've heard it gets very busy in peak season with much larger groups on the guided tour. The fortress is worth a visit though there were no Mozart concerts on while we were there. Take a ride to Berchtesgaden & Konigsee though we missed out on the Eagles Nest and boat trip as our trip was early November. Stunning scenery!

How can you enjoy the sights in Salzburg while avoiding the crowds?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Salzburg is the glorius cyti , I like it almost then Wiena. To my heart it is closer becouse it is smaller and easy to understand. The hotel Meningier is very convinient the staf is helpful and the breakfast is solid.We spent beutiful 2 days and I hope we were came back same day.

What were the best places for wandering in Salzburg's old town?

squaring12, United Arab Emirates

8 days ago Report

All over, there are free maps available at the information center at the trainstation (and most hotels). It has all the sight of Old-Town on it. They are all close by and can be seen in a single day. There was a farmer's market in Mirabelplatz the day we took the Sound of Music Tour (waste of money), which we wished we had gotten a chance to explore.

What is it in Salzburg that makes history come to life?

Calin, Belgium

28 days ago Report

The fortress and the old city. Especially watching the animated evolution of the fortress over almost 2000 years. Watching the rock on which the fortress is built from below, seeing the vertical cliffs, gives you a sense of how hard it must have been to try and conquer it before modern weaponry.

What makes the Christmas markets so magical in Salzburg?

Diane, Canada

25 days ago Report

Everything is decorated for the holidays and the atmosphere is magical, especially at night when all the lights twinkle. There are musicians and singers in the street and the church bells are constantly ringing. The smell of Gluwein and and Lebkuchen is in the air making it feel very Christmassy and warm.

Why is the atmosphere in Salzburg something people rave about?

Calin, Belgium

28 days ago Report

It feels like history and culture are all around you. From the fortress and palaces to the architecture, statues and fountains and the buildings in the old city, you can see this was one of the most important cities of a formerly great empire.

Why do people say Salzburg can be seen best by foot?

squaring12, United Arab Emirates

8 days ago Report

It is small, and easy to wander around. Some great places to eat (Mozart Cafe, L'Osteria). Also the main Old-Town areas are pedestrian only. 24-hour bus pass is only 4 Euros though, so if you want to go visit Hangar-7 and the Steigl & Augustine breweries, it is a good investment.

What effect did the scenery in Salzburg have on you?

Joseph, Malta

19 days ago Report

simply stunning in particular the mountaind and the not so distant lake district with St Gilgen and St Wolfgang standing out proud!

Describe the nature in Salzburg.

Rajinder, India

18 days ago Report

Going around mirabell gardens ,standing on the bridge on the river,going for a boat in the river, bus ride to Untersberg going up the trolley at Untersberg a days outing to Hallstatt or Koingssee from Salzburg .

How well restored were the castles in Salzburg?

Mike, United States of America

13 days ago Report

The castle was rustic. The walls were in good shape and the tour was informative. The views are what you go for though. The views of the city from the top are worth the price of admission. The Marionette museum, though a little creepy, is also fun.

What's the best way to make the most of Salzburg by foot?

Kimhaz, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

Spend more than one day there! Take a tour of the circuit of the sightseeing bus to organize in your head where you want to see. There are a couple of 'Sound of Music' sights that lie out of town. Public transport will take you there, too but without the benefit of the commentary. The tour bus does not go up to the castle, though - use the funicular for that. Visit the churches, go find Mozart, visit the theatre, find a cafe for kaffee and kuchen, eat in a bierkeller and don't expect 'The Sound of Music' to be the be all and end all of the city; it's far better than that.

How do you find the best beer in Salzburg?

Joseph, Malta

19 days ago Report

Very difficult as each beer is shrouded with praise from the brewer that at the end it all boils down to taste.
I found the Kaiser Doppel Malz delightful in taste, also the Wieninger bier was exciting (though brewed in nearby Teisendorf-germany! )

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Salzburg.

Mike, United States of America

13 days ago Report

I liked the small shops. Something different through every door. We didn't really hit the high end shops, but there were some local fun shops in the city center. There are also food vendors, so you can grab a quick, cheap, lunch and keep on shopping.

What makes Salzburg one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Charles, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

The buildings are beautiful, the people are friendly the historical buildings are worth seeing and the atmosphere at Christmas should be on anyone's bucket list.

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Salzburg?

Hubert, United States of America

27 days ago Report

Attend a concert at the of the finest concert halls anywhere. Went to the Sunday morning concert - three hours of beautiful piano, harp and orchestral works in a stunning Baroque setting.
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Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Salzburg.

Lester, Brazil

16 days ago Report

Don´t miss Hohensalzburg fortress. Go on the beginning of the day. We went walking and I recommend it. Don´t hurry there, take your time, try to imagine how was the life there during the last (almost) 2000 years!

Why do you recommend Salzburg for food?

Nicola, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

well priced, good quality and portion size. Good choice of restaurants providing different types of cuisine

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Salzburg?

Rebecca, United States of America

21 days ago Report

Buy the Salzburg card!!! You will save more money than I can even say on entrance fees AND you can get a free beer tasting at the Stiegl brewery. DO IT!

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