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Michael Steyrer says:
Take a picture in the Mirabellgarten with the castle in the background. Then walk to the old town. You will get another great view when walking over one of the bridges (take the Markartsteg). Then explore the historic center, take the elevator up to Mönchsberg and walk for the castle!
Mack Carson says:
Rent a bicycle from your hostel and follow the river out of town for an incredible tour of the countryside and villages surrounding Salzburg. Bring a picnic and find your own little place in the shadow of the alps.
Jon Garrood says:
Enjoy the trams, talk to the local people, walk until you're lost then stop for lunch on the street!
Siew Anne says:
Have your lunch at Milano Ristorante opposite the lake, over looking the Leopoldskron Palace where 'The Sound of Music' is filmed. Nice risotto and pizzas!
Donna Greenan says:
Definitely take waterproof clothing! I was there August 2009 and it rained non-stop for 6 hours, spent the night in the hostel trying to dry clothing and rucksacks, good memories!
The great city of Salzburg is one of Europe’s best preserved cities and lies in a breathtaking Alpine setting just north of the Alps. We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Salzburg tips. Here's what you told us...
Take a tour of the Salt Mines
Killian Ryan says:
Visit the salt mines for a fun interesting tour.
Liam Poole says:
Take the bus from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden (15mins) go into the Salt Mines and take the tour 500m underground, have a pub lunch afterwards and enjoy the beauty of this place... AMAZING!
Visit Hohensalzburg Castle in the afternoon
Eduardo Contro says:
The castle has better prices in the afternoon after 16:00... keep walking down the high road and enjoy the view.
Go on the ‘Sound of Music’ tour
Kai Li Koh says:
Take the ‘Sound of Music’ tour!
Ceci Medi says:
If you've seen ‘The Sound of the Music’, you can take some tour about the movie, it's very nice. Surely you'll remember all the songs and would like to watch the movie again!
Joanna Jenkinson says:
The Sound of Music Tour!
Andrew Casey says:
Go on the ‘Sound of Music’ tour-its actually great fun and you get chance to visit the Alps.
Dennis Daniel Digal says:
Agree with Andrew up there. Plus, if you're lucky, the tour operators are genuinely hilarious.
Hayley Wesson says:
Sound of music tour! Corny but fun. Also walk up to Nonnberg Abbey beautiful view.
Cecilia Prieto says:
’Sound of Music’ tour and Mozart's House.
Treat yourself to some Mozartkugel
Lindsay Elizabeth Pond says:
Try the Mozartkugel! These chocolate, nougat, pistachio treats are a Salzburg original. However, don't be fooled by the imposters in red wrappers...the real Mozartkugel has a silver and blue foil wrapper.
Have a drink at The Shamrock Irish Pub
Daniel Weil-Brenner says:
The Shamrock Irish Pub in Salzburg is awesome!
Walk the Gaisberg
Barbara Gurtner says:
Take a walk on the Gaisberg and enjoy a wonderful view of the city and its surroundings. Start at Hotel Zistel for a +/- 60 min walk around the Gaisberg!
Explore the city on foot
Greg Huter says:
Walk the entire city. Take some time and sit along the river and people watch.
Buy the ‘Salzburg Pass’
Jennifer Mitchell says:
Buy the Salzburg Pass (card)...it’s about €25 and it covers a boat tour, Mozart's birthplace, the Salzburg zoo and trick fountains, and transportation around the city! A great deal!
Get out and about at night
Shalese Maria says:
Make a tour solo at night when everyone else is asleep....such space!
Visit during winter
Saman Qureshi says:
Go in winter and enjoy the Christmas Markets
Use the station lockers
Luis Tejada Lora says:
Two tips... The first one, if you are arriving by train, you can leave your luggage at the train station lockers for the day, they are not expensive. The second one... go out in the night to downtown to take pictures.
Wendy Lander says:
Yes lockers at station good but our card kept us locked out and nearly missed train!
Hopefully these top Salzburg tips will help you make to most of your visit to Salzburg.