Especially in warmer weather, you will love the refreshing boat ride down the Salzach River to Schloss Heilbrunn and back. The glacial turquoise waters are delicious as you speed past the palatial homes of Salzburg and environs. It's thrilling and has a magnificent destination. You can see the Alps from the river as you ride.
The turquoise Blue Zalzach river flows through Salzburg. I walked alongside it on the New town side, and on the other side, I walked along the footpath by the shops. There are some good shops for some beaut souvenirs.
I saw there are Boat tours that you can do. One of these tours takes you to Helbrunn Palace. There are a few different tours to choose from, check them out on the listed website.
After sunset, on a warm autumn evening, I sat on the grass on the bank of the Salzach River.
In the distance, from the mountains, I could hear the castle and monastery bells ringing and see lights blinking on the far side of the water.
It was superb. I can highly recommend this 'in-activity'.
There is one main bridge going from new side to old side and there is plenty of seating along the riverside, making it a good spot to meet back up with family and such after splitting up for individual touring. I believe there are toilets nearby as well...
A very pleasant activity is simply to stroll along either bank of the Salzach River. Walking and biking paths are plentiful, and the views range from good to excellent. Wander in either direction and enjoy. Just be sure to stop when you're half-tired, then turn around and walk back to your starting point.
Salzburg has such a calming effect and nothing more so then taking a stroll along the Salzach, soaking up the sun. The locals seem to enjoy it too with many lazing on the banks or braving the freezing water for a paddle. From the footbridge (which can be reached from the Mirabelle Gardens) you will also get a good photo opportunity with the castle in the background.
The bridges connect the two sides of Salzburg, the old town with its baroque architecture and the newer part of town where the gardens are situated. Great place to grab a bench, rest your feet and watch the world go by.
The Salzach flows through the centre of Salzburg, dividing the city in two. It originates in the Kitzbuehel Alps and flows through the cities of Hallein and Salzburg before joining the River Inn at Braunau.
Salzburg City Cruise tours offer a couple of different boat trips on the river making it possible to see the city from a different view. Departing from Makart-steg you can either take a tour up and down the river seeing Salzburg or they offer a trip all the way to Hellbrunn.
From high up on the castle you will be able to get a great view of both the city of Salzburg as well as the Salzach river that slices the city into two. From this spot you are able to see a lot of the major attractions the city has to offer including Mozart square.
A busy bridge spanning the Salzach River connects the old and new cities and affords this view. Just after crossing the river, on one of the first buildings we came to, I spied a plaque indicating that house to be the birthplace of Herbert von Karajan, noted orchestra conductor.
From the Salzach river, you can see the fortress and the old town. It would be the best / popular view of the fortress. The view also should have distinctive, elegant feel to it. So, if you're in Salzburg, you might as well take a photo stop.
Make sure you book your cruise based on the time you have planned to spend in Old City and Helburnn palace. My advice would be get the cruise to Helburnn because that helps to time with the guided tour around Hellbrunn palace.
Note: Need to find out the timing for this cruise to Hellburnn, it is once or twice a day.
This immense palace is located on the riverbank in neustadt Salzburg. The modified Baroque architectural style suggests that Fisher von Erlach may have been the architect, although the influence of Palladio is evident. I don't know any of the details regarding this palace, because I cannot find reference to it in my tourist info. literature. I will let you know when and if I find it. At any rate it is worth taking a look at.
The Salzach River runs right through the heart of Salzburg, separating the Altstadt (Old Town) from the newer section of the city. From the riverbank, you can get a nice view of the Old Tpwn, with the Hohensalzburg Fortress looming above it.
It was freezing wandering along the river, but so worth it! The views are absolutley stunning on both sides of the River, the northside being more of a business district and home to the Hauptbahnhof, the south being the home of the HohenSalzburg and the old town.