Salzburg Things to Do

  • Mirabell Palace
    Mirabell Palace
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  • Hellbrunn - Table at the 'Stone Theatre'
    Hellbrunn - Table at the 'Stone Theatre'
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  • Hellbrunn - mechanical theatre
    Hellbrunn - mechanical theatre
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  • 1. Hohensalzburg Fortress

    Hohensalzburg, the home of the Archbishops of Salzburg for centuries, is still a draw, both for what's inside and the views from it. You can stroll around the grounds, enjoy the views from the...

  • 2. Mirabell Garden & Castle

    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...

  • 3. Mozart's House

    This is the birthplace of the famous Salzburg composer Mozart. He was born and grew up in this his father's house. There is a second Mozart haus on the new side of the river where Mozart lived as an...

  • 4. Schloss Hellbrunn

    Hellbrunn Palace gardens are surrounded by a large yellow-ish wall all around with several entrance gates. There is about 60 hectares of grounds around the castle. The gardens at the grounds of...

  • 5. Getreidegasse

    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...

  • 6. Sound of Music Tour

    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...

  • 7. Dome and Cathedral

    On entering the Cathedral, I couldn't help but notice the height of the ceilings, they were so high and were painted with baroque murals and were surrounded by impressive stucco work. The interior...

  • 8. Salt Mines

    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...

  • 9. St Peter's Church Abbey

    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...

  • 10. Residenz and Residenzplatz

    "Hey look, it's the Prince-Archbishops Palace! Gee, these guys sure lived in opulent luxury, didn't they?" (with their fancy tapestries, painted ceilings, elaborate fireplaces, sculpted doorways and...

  • 11. Altstadt

    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...

  • 12. Cemetery

    This cemetry is the oldest one in Salzburg, together with the one at the Nonnberg Abbey. It is one of the most-visited spots in the city of Salzburg. It has a marvellous location, nested against the...

  • 13. Ice Caves

    Visited on a weeklong trip to Austria, Oct 2013. The caves were due to close soon, and the brochures in our Schloss made it seem a good day trip option on an open day. First of all, it is quite a trek...

  • 14. Salzach River

    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...

  • 15. Horse Wash - Pferdeschwemme

    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...

  • 16. Kapitelplatz

    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...

  • 17. The Mönchsberg

    On a hill opposite the castle sits a city park Monchburg that contain the modern art museum and the ruins of fortification built in 1630 during the 30 years war. Easy access to the park and...

  • 18. Eagle's Nest

    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,...

  • 19. Untersberg

    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...

  • 20. Breweries and Beer Gardens

    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...

  • 21. Mozartplatz

    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...

  • 22. Nonnberg Abbey

    The Nonnberg Abbey is probably in this day and age best known as the Abbey in which Maria Von Trapp was a novice in the "Sound of Music". Although the abbey set the scene for the movie and featured in...

  • 23. Catacombs

    The Catacombs are located in the cliffs behind St. Peter's cemetery. They were carved into the mountain and served as hermitages as well as a burial site. It is interesting to go inside these narrow...

  • 24. Zoo

    I can't believe nobody has ever mentioned Salzburg Zoo - it is amazing! I was in Salzburg for 5 days and I visited the zoo twice - once when it was raining, then again when it was sunny. Both times I...

  • 25. Schloss Leopoldskron

    First of all, Schloss Leopoldskron was never the home of the Von Trapps. It was used as a movie set only. And only the outdoor scenes were set there. The Von Trapps lived in another section of...

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