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City Guide Salzburg, Austria

Visiting Salzburg

Situated right in the heart of Austria, Salzburg was an independent state from the rest of the country until 1816. It is synonymous with music as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here. It hosts the annual Salzburg Festival, which showcases many operas and attracts millions every year. Salzburg is also where 'The Sound of Music' was filmed.

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Salzburg City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Stunning!!

    great views from the fortress and walk from there to the modern art gallery. sound of music bike tour was great! if you're not interested in the movie it is still worth renting a bike and seeing a bit of countryside - very scenic! very walkable

    Insider Tip:head to the monastery to watch the sunset as it has a great view!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Salzburg for a few days

    Salzburg is a great city and I highly recommend it for people to see! I had about 3 days in Salzburg and would say that 3 days is a perfect amount. Some amazing sights, things to do were: - Salzburg museum - Mirabell Palace and Gardens - Hohensalzburg Fortress - Salzburg Residenz Palace - Sazlburg Cathedral - Erzabtei St Peter Church (also check out the catacomb in the cliffside that over looks the church and cemetery) - Hellbrunn Palace and trick fountains - Getreidegasse for shopping

    Insider Tip:- Get a Salzburg Card - I got the 72hr card for only 36 euro I feel it was definitely worth the money. - Best time to visit would be in Summer and many places are closed and fountains and covered up in winter. - Go up the Museum der Moderne Monchsberg lift to get a stunning view of the city - best in the evening with the sun setting. - Keep and eye out for quaint cafes/restaurants down little alleyways in Getreidegasse. Many have tables outside with blankets and heat lamps - its lovely!

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    winter is not a good season to visit, since some places will be closed. should go to Mozart s birthplace, one of the best.

  • 80%

    Travelamazing

    Sound of Music

    This city is certainly has a large base of Tourism surrounding the movie "Sound of Music". They have tours daily and places around the city are easy to pick out. Even though most Austrians don't like the movie itself, it's a great tour and the Austrians support tourism. Go on the tour to find out why.

    Insider Tip:Try the Mozart balls.... Also, go to the top of the Hotel Stein at night, there is a restaurant/ bar, you need not pay, just walk in. Great pictures from the balcony. Also, amazing pictures from the Mozart walking bridge as well.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    The Hills Are Alive!

    Salzburg is a really great city. It is a college town an their are plenty of things to do. The pubs are good and you can meet tons of people. The city is absolutely beautiful. There are a bunch of things to do from seeing the castle, climbing a mountain, or going to see Mozart's House.

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