You can’t go wrong in the centre. The entire district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bordered by the Salzach River, Kapuzinerberg Mountain and Mönchsberg Mountain. See the view from atop Hohensalzburg Fortress, or head to the Salzburg Museum for a multimedia journey through the city’s illustrious history.
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1.2 miles from downtown
This residential area has more than a little intrigue to captivate the casual visitor. It lies in the western part of the city, between Old Town and the airport. See the Baroque church of St. Maximilian and the Maxglan Cemetery, plus Stiegl Brewery, Austria’s largest private brewery and beer museum.
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0.9 miles from downtown
There’s a lot going on in Elisabeth-Vorstadt. Wedged between the Salzach River and the Main Train Station, the residents enjoy easy connections to the city, plus plenty of local shops and verdant nature. Shop in Forum and Kiesl, see the iconic statue of “Sisi” by the station, and try stylish Jazzit! Bar for an evening of music and merriment.
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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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|Most popular time to visit||July-September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.17|
|Average weekend price||$157 per night|
|Average weekday price||$155 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
if u need museums and concerts u got vienna.. if you need views you got all the villages around salzburg and vienna. so why visit salzburg? check out the old town and admire the architecture and traditional clothes that everyone there seems proud to wear in normal everyday life. personally didnt experience any good tasting food there. and because its a touristic place it's over crowded and noisy. so a day trip will be more appropriate if u have not seen it
A beautiful, beautiful city. The highlight of my trip to Austria, the Alps and Bavaria. Lots of sights, (especially the fortress), comfortable, quality restaurants (loved Osteria) and The Sound of Music. What else do you need?
Beautiful city that offers something for everyone: from excellent art galleries, impressive churches, beautiful old town to stunning nature! Also don’t miss the many delicious local meals (great finds for vegetarians too). Will be back for sure:) Must do: - Visit Museum der moderne (great Art) - Hike up Kapuzinerberg (great view of castle and old town) - Wander around saint Peter cemetery - Eat strudel at Café Habakuk (have the Zwetschgen- plum) - Eat Spinatknödel and drink Sternbier at Sternbräu-Biergarten
There are a variety of activities you can choose there. We went to a concert at 11:30 in the morning. It was wonderful! It was raining otherwise we would have explored the gardens. We went to Mozart’s house and found that very interesting. We were able to park our car and walk everywhere. There is a great deal of history and culture in the city. We just did not get enough time!
You have to be very cautious with some hotels here. They do not let you know whether your room is reserved or not. Kindly confirm twice and It would be my recommendation to book two different places in advance. I had a terrible night in Salzburg due to one of the rubbish hostels.
Salzburg is just a lovely city. Full of life, energy and good vibrations. Visiting nature and science museum is a great way how to entertain and educate kids at the same time. Do not forget to visit Hangar-7 with expositions of Red Bull cars and others. I do recommend making a trip to nearby (1-hour drive) city Hallstadt and visiting the old salt mine, my kids just loved it.
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