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Austria's Salzburg is a baroque masterpiece, surrounded by stunning alpine scenery along the German border. The Salzach River divides the city into two halves—the old and the new—both overlooked by the hillside Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take a funicular or hike all the way up to visit the centuries-old castle and explore its medieval chambers and museum, displaying artifacts from the era of the prince-archbishops. Salzburg was once home to The Sound of Music's Von Trapp family, whose real lives and experiences—as well as the making of the timeless musical—are all covered during guided tours. Key locations featured in the film include Hellbrunn Palace and the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, where classical music performances are held to this day

This UNESCO-listed city has always been alive with the sound of music. As the birthplace of Mozart, whose legacy is preserved by a statue and museum displaying many of his childhood instruments, Salzburg has hosted classical music concerts for over 200 years. The best time to catch one is during summer's Salzburg Festival, where all the world’s greatest tenors and conductors gather.

Close to Mozart's birthplace is Getreidegasse, a charming shopping street where wrought-iron signs still hang above picturesque shop windows.

If there's time to explore beyond the city, venture out to Salzburgerland, the surrounding region famous for its breathtaking landscapes.


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From $205 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.09
Language German
Average weekend price $173 per night
Average weekday price $181 per night
Average stay 1 night

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Salzburg is a must see and stop, either as final destination...

February 4, 2023

Salzburg is a must see and stop, either as final destination or as an intermediar stop while travelling. A lot of sites can be visited starting from Salzburg and the city as well is worth to be visited. the old castel, the old town. A lot of sightseeing types can be found here. Let not forget it is Mozart,s birthplace. During the winter you can find an icering right in the middle of the old town, during the summer there are a lot of music festivals

Codruta Romania

Salzburg is full (and surrounded by) natural history,...

February 3, 2023

Salzburg is full (and surrounded by) natural history, european history, and music history. It's the perfect size to see by foot if you are a walker and there's an excellent train and bus system to help if you're not. I like to walk along the river for views of the old city and/or the two mountains on each side of the river. Both have well marked paths and amazing lookout points. There's a plethora of amazing restaurants which provide healthy and locally sourced foods. If you are a fan of Mozart, you will find two museums and concerts as well. Salzburg is beautiful year round with so many day trips that can include hiking, skiing, boat trips, and ice caves. Enjoy!

Andrea Austria

Cosy city with a lot of cultural events is sy interested in...

January 31, 2023

Cosy city with a lot of cultural events is sy interested in classical music. Nice athmosphere, good restaurants, plenty of interesting places nearby the city: Alps, lakes. Wonderful wandering around the district,

Akos Hungary

Beautiful and elegant city, there is always something new to...

January 24, 2023

Beautiful and elegant city, there is always something new to discover there. We have visited Salzburg many times but each time we discover something new to see. It’s one of the best places we’ve been to.

Anna Poland

The most beautiful city lots to do and even more to see .

January 16, 2023

The most beautiful city lots to do and even more to see . Everything is easy to get to and most within walking distance. Lots of places to eat and drink . My sister and myself loved the Sound of Music tour and would highly recommend it to lovers of the movie and people of all ages who love to see and experience something different. Thank you Salzburg.


Salzburg was a beautiful and friendly city.

January 13, 2023

Salzburg was a beautiful and friendly city. From the train station to our hotel and all of the sightseeing in between, we had a wonderful visit! We stayed at the Goldenes Theater Hotel and it was a great location with comfortable, clean rooms. The staff at the hotel was awesome! We spent three days and two nights there and I felt that was the perfect amount of time for what we wanted to see.


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