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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 October-December
Cheapest time to visit March-May
Local currency € 1 = $1.17
Language German
Average weekend price $145 per night
Average weekday price $145 per night
Average stay 1 night

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The Mozart Dinner in Europe's oldest restaurant was...

September 24, 2020

The Mozart Dinner in Europe's oldest restaurant was definitely worth the money. Beautiful town. We learned that it is much easier to take a taxi than to try to drive and find parking for a lot of the sites. We were disappointed with the Sound of Music tour. If you are a big fan of the movie I would suggest doing your own research and do your own tour by bus, taxi or your own car.

Eva Germany

Salzburg is in general beautiful city but also somehow...

September 5, 2020

Salzburg is in general beautiful city but also somehow overrated. In historical center you can find many small shops with friendly stuff. Many street artists. Just right city for weekend trip or cultural event

Andrea Austria

The city is very tourist and family friendly.

July 19, 2020

The city is very tourist and family friendly. The food markets and shops all up and down the walkways are fabulous. You are never far from great food and drinks and there is no space wasted on fast food places. There are so many great sites in the old town that we never made it out.

BigMacQ1971 Germany


July 8, 2020

Excellent! So much to do from museums and castles to those funny carts you ride on a rail down the mountains off a ski lift! Waterfalls, salt mines, the Alps. It was AMAZING. We only had 2 short days but fit alot in. The people were super friendly and everything was in walking distance. We cant wait to go back! We ate at a fabulous restaurant called WASSERFAL, and DiRENZO in the square. Walked in the Mozart square and watched ballroom dancing😍. Everything is so clean! We drove 4 hours from Germany and it was worth it!


Salzburg is fantastic and perfect for relaxing, 3 days are...

June 24, 2020

Salzburg is fantastic and perfect for relaxing, 3 days are perfect to see it in relax walking, even the surroundings like : Hellbrunn castle, close to the Zoo Salzburg and some trail walks around (Theater Rock, Folk Museum,...). Maybe, some hotels are very expensive per night and some restaurants. You can use the Salzburg tourist card for 3 days which could compensate the costs to many tourists locations and public transportation. Around Salzburg is quite easy by bus and it is included in Salzburg card. The funny activities : visiting castle, museums, take a boat trip (check Corona program - it was a little frustrating for us), visit Zoo - great and relaxing with many nice animals and Hellbrunn castle. If your are visiting Dom Museum before Zoo and Hellbrunn, you are receiving discounts to restaurants of Hellbrunn and Zoo (for 2 tickets).

Petrica Romania

A great small city.

March 30, 2020

A great small city...Beautiful, historic, close to the Alpine region Downside... We were there during the Christmas / New Year season. It was just too crowded...Too many people. The heart of the Old City has been turned into a giant outdoor shopping mall.

Byron United States of America

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