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Salzburg Pocket Guide

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From Mozart to the Sound of Music, Salzburg is a musical city surrounded by a stunning backdrop of green hills. The Old Town is filled with treasures, both in terms of places to visit and well-preserved architecture. Combining its long heritage with a vibrant nightlife, Salzburg is also home to a huge number of restaurants, bars, cafés, clubs and live music venues. On top of that, the people of Salzburg are an extremely friendly lot.


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  • Cheap Eats Get great tips on where to eat in Salzburg, along with what local specialities to try out.
  • Don't Miss Whether it's taking the Sound of Music tour or visiting the Hohensalzburg Fortress, you'll find plenty to do in Salzburg.
  • Budget Tips Check out our great tips on how to save some cash during your visit to this Austrian city.
  • A Day in Salzburg... Learn how we spent the ultimate day in Mozart's home town

Salzburg City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Beautiful Small City with Tons To Do

    The Altstadt was beautiful, had a nice atmosphere, and had a fair number of people at night even in the winter. There are lots of great restaurants at various price ranges, many affordable. Salzburg is great if you like Mozart as he was born in Salzburg and lived there for a time. Both his Geburtshaus (birthplace) and Wohnhaus (apartment) can be visited, and there is a museum dedicated to him as well (the Mozarteum). There are also lots of Sound of Music filming sites in and around the city.

    Insider Tip:Go during Mozart Week! Also, the Mozartkugeln are not to be missed. If you have time, check out Festung Hohensalzburg.

  • 70%

    adventures_await

    The Hills Are Alive!

    This is a beautiful city settled in the Alps. Most of the town in pedestrianized so it's easy and safe to get around. The Sound of Music was filmed here so there are plenty of tours that will take you to see the sights from the movie. The Augustiner brewery is also in town and serves up some excellent beer.

    Insider Tip:After a long day walking around town, sit down for a cold one at the Augustiner Brewery beer garden.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Salzburg

    Definite must visit for all Sound of Music fans, and for everybody else.. :) Beautiful city, gardens, parks, castles, buildings and excellent activities, something for everyone!!

    Insider Tip:A great way to see the city (whether you're a Sound of Music fan or not) is to do Maria's Bicycle tour, just remember to book oink advance, especially dying peak seasons.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Salzburg: awesome and expensive

    Super expensive. Great outdoors. Untersberg is an amazing hike. The apple pie on the top is the bomb. Great town to just chill.

    Insider Tip:Cafe Indigo is cheap and amazing. Mozart houses are not worth it, but sound of music tour definitely is.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Salzburg, Austria

    If you love history and classical music, Salzburg will be a paradise for you! The birth place of Mozart, the classic arts are very lively in this city 'till this day. You'll see locals either carrying an instrument or walking to theatre classes or performances. The old town is one of the best that I've seen for seeing old churches, the birthplace of Mozart, and of course the world-famous Hohensalzburg castle (the largest intact castle in central Europe).

    Insider Tip:Bring a comfortable pair of shoes before trying to walk up to the Hohensalzburg castle! Or consider taking the cable car!

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