Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived in this house from 1773-1778. His father died here on 28 May 1787. The museum displays original works by Mozart and items and furniture belonging to the Mozart family... more
The Hohensalzburg Fortress, the chief landmark of Mozart's city, is the largest completely preserved fortress in central Europe. It was built in 1077, enlarged in 1500 and completed in 1681. It has... more
When the weather permits you should go for a walk through the Mirabell Garden and maybe have a look at the Castle too. The Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg had these gardens and the castle especially... more
We went to Salzburg specifically for the Sound of Music tours, as my friend and I are really big fans. It's a great way to see and explore the city! Even if you are not a fan of the movie, I think... more
Getreidegasse is THE street in Salzburg. It is where absolutely every tourist goes, so it is very busy, very expensive and very crowded. It certainly is beautiful with all the signboards, but still I... more
The Judengasse is a narrow roadway which in the 12th century was known as "The alley of the Jew's."
It was home to the Jewish community from 1248 up until their expulsion in 1498. The Jewish School at... more
Hellbrun Palace was built as a summer residence by prince-bishop Marcus Sitticus. The purpose of our visit was to see the palace’s main attractions, chiefly the surprise fountains in the garden. The... more
The Salt Mines tour opened with an interesting short movie about the history of the mines. The lady guide toured us around the mine. We took the voyage across the subterranean lake and even went to... more
The White room, and as you guessed, it is white. Even though all white, I found it quite a striking room. Once again, beautiful stucco work and chandeliers and a painting from the classical period of... more
This is not an activity for the not so fit as it involves freezing temperatures (even in August) and some very treacherou and slippery trekking. If however, you think that you can handle all this and... more
When I first saw a photo of the Kapitelschwemme, I knew it was a sight I had to see in Salzburg.
I found it, and wasn't disappointed!
It was a luxurious pond, where the watering and washing of horses... more
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... more
An interesting church to visit is St Andrä, located right next to the Mirabellplatz bus stop. The church, completed in 1896, was all but destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. What you see... more
I just couldn't walk past this shop, as there in the shop window were dozens of beautifully painted and decorated eggs. Wow! Inside I went, and I couldn't believe my eyes at what I was seeing!
After watching the HBO documentary "Band of Brothers" (which details the American 101st Airborne Division drive into Germany), we wanted to visit this WW II relic. Since we were already in Salzburg,... more
The views from the fortress in the direction of both the city and the Alps are exceptional. On a clear day you can literally see for miles around. The largest peak visible from this vantage point is... more
As a lover of cemeteries, I would have to say, St. Peters is one of the best I have seen.
It really is a beautiful walled cemetery where all the graves are well kept, many have flowering plants. The... more
Still in Mozart Platz, we are now going to visit the Salzburg Museum located in the New Residence.
I thought this was a very well laid out and informative Museum. Some Museums can be boring, but this... more
The Kapitelplatz is another square with sights to see and even games to play, for located here, is a larger than life Chess set. A game of Chess was being played while I was there.
We came across this... more
St. Rupert originally founded St. Peter's Abbey in 696 AD. The present building was constructed in the Romanesque period. As I entered the Church, I passed through a beautiful porch with Romanesque... more
I went to the Augustinerbrau Biergarten on a tip from a local - something I always wanted to do. It was ok - no more; no less. The quality of the beer was ...well, ok. Admittedly, I'm not a huge... more
Our next stop was ResidenzPlatz where a beautiful fountain is sprouting water.
Designed by an Italian sculptor, I loved the way he had 4 snorting horses coming out the fountain centre, each with water... more
I have visited Salzburg three times: Twice as a teenager with my parents, as daytrips during our family holidays in Steiermark (Styria), and the third time as a five day trip with my mom in July 2010....
Yep, this Salzburg page will intentionally be served with very little Mozart and almost no Sound of Music references. Why? Well, I like Mozart's music, but I don't really care much about where he was...