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%



    Great place to go to. Lovely atmosphere, lots of things to see, and really nice people. The only downside for me was the cost of basically everything there: from entrance fees to the price of food (cooked on my own, the restaurants are a real rip-off!) All in all, Salzburg is a picturesque place you really cna't miss if you're in Austria.

  • 70%



    Salzburg is a VERY expensive city. You would never expect that, and I was a little surprised. Check out a few places on Linzergasse for cheaper food- BioBurgerMEister at 54 Linzergasse was AMAZING. Delicious and Affordable Organic Meat and Vegetarian Burgers of all kinds. Also take one tour- a Sound Of Music tour, or a Mozart Tour- Both aren't necessary.

  • 90%


    Beautiful City

    It really is one of the most stunning cities I've travelled to (at least the old town is). It was quite pleasant, and obviously full of culture and history.

    Insider Tip:Entrance to the HohenSalzburg is well worth the money. And if you feel like you need some quiet time, walk from one end of the Kapuzinerburg to the other and eat at the little restaurant at the end. Very tranquil.

  • 90%



    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%


    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!

Austria: Itinerary

With a history spanning over 2,000 years, Vienna has the architecture and attractions to make for the perfect break away. Restaurants serve top quality food, museums to interest everyone and a lively enough nightlife to keep you up until the early hours. All in all, the Austrian capital has something for everyone.

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