Dont miss the surroundings!
When visiting Salzburg you should not miss the great surroundings. It is a great landscape with the Northern (limestone) Alps, picturesque mountains and numerous attractive lakes, partly right in the mountains like Koenigsee in the nearby Bavaria, the lakes of the Salzkammergut, often stretching partly into the lovely pre-Alpine hills. One fo my favourite lakes here is the Mondsee ("Moon Lake" in English, it has this name because it is moon-shaped) perfectly connecting the pre-Alpine hills with the limestone of the Northern Alps.
Just spend time in the...
Just spend time in the village. It is quite small but breathtaking none the less. The fondest memory of my stay in the Salzburg area was the warmth I felt by my host, Mr Eidlhuber at the Hotel Appesbach. What a delightful man he is.
On arrival to Salzburg, I recommend going to the Fortress and walking around. You should take the audio tour for a great overview of the history of salzburg and a chance to view the city from high atop the fortress. You'll become acquainted quickly and have a better understanding of somethings you're sure to see later while walking the streets and going into the cathedral, etc.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here in this house Gerteidegasse 9 on January 27th, 1756 The former livingrooms of Mozart in the 3rd floor are a museum today, showing different instruments of Mozart and his father Leopold Mozart, who was a violinist and music-teacher
Paying your check
PAYING YOUR CHECK: Also, when you ask for your bill, you are expected to pay at that moment too. The waitperson will give you your bill, expect you to pay right then in cash or give a credit card and then if you give cash, they will give you your change immediately from a pouch they carry around their waste or in a pocket.