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  • 1. The Sound of Music Tour

    I did a Panorama Sound of Music tour not because of any interest in the film (I've never even seen it, though I've heard the songs, of course), but because I was in Salzburg for less than a day and it...

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  • 2. Mozart

    Sure enough, I found myself back in Salzburg with my new bride on our honeymoon. I always knew I'd be back, and this was a truly special trip. My wife is Swedish, and has traveled in Europe a lot. We...

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  • 3. Mozartkugel

    More than 200 years after his death, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart continues to be a very popular fellow in Salzburg. You will find many establishments and products bearing his name and you will...

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  • 4. Transportation

    There is actually a funicular that takes you up for an entire 30 seconds to this lookout patio and *surprise* a restaurant. You can look over Salzburg. That's it. Go up Hohensalzburg fortress. The...

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  • 5. Leopoldskron Castle

    Beware that Leopoldskron Castle cannot be visited; you can only get a glimpse of its back from the other side of a lake. It is also not at "walking distance" from the center as written in the...

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  • 6. Don't so easy Buy

    It's happened to me, I bough a guide book in the Mirabell area 14 euro, and when I saw the price in Old Town area it just 6.30 euro! So don't so easy buy,...

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  • 7. Panorama Tours

    Ugghhhh. I normally don't do guided tours unless they are on a bike and geared towards the young at heart, but I wanted to see the Lakes and Mountains district...

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  • 8. Getreidegasse

    Although this area was pretty and we went here to take a picture. We thought all of the stores were way overpriced. There are a ton of souvenir shops all...

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  • 9. Stiegl-Brauwelt World of Beer

    There is a beer exhibition and a museum. However the climb 3 floors and 9 flights of stairs at the beginning of the exhibit is a challenge. Its really hot up...

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  • 10. River Cruise

    This was a 40 minute Cruise with explanations in a couple of languages about the sites we passed along the way. All in all it was a bit of a disappointment. The...

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  • 11. If you're going to Salzburg plan to spend money

    Getting to Salzburg is the cheap part. Everything from eating out to going to the attractions is expensive. But, there are ways to help cut costs down. First...

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  • 12. Getreidegasse

    This narrow street (pedestrian zone) is the most crowded one in Salzburg. It seems every tourist who travels to Salzburg *must* stroll along this street. Sure,...

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  • 13. Smile!

    On touring the museum of the Hohensalzburg fortress, a lady will ask you to smile as you go in and your photograph will be taken. At the end of the visit, you...

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  • 14. THE FORTRESS BECAME A TOURIST TRAP!

    In Summer 2004 one could go up to the fortress just for a quite normal entrance fee, to walk around there and enjoy the great panorama from it without entering...

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  • 15. fortress Hohensalzburg - do not eat there!!

    View is great and concerts in courtyard fabulous. Food worse than pedestrian!!! Service very poor (the wait staff tried, there simply were not enough of...

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  • 16. castle

    Nice view, but nothing of much interest inside. The funicular is about 8 euros and is very overpriced given what is at its destination. walk-1/2 hour...

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  • 17. Leopoldskron Castle

    The Leopoldskron Castle (whose backview was used in filming the "Sound of Music") is not open for public, but used only for seminar purposes. You can also have...

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  • 18. Everything

    It has to be said that Salzburg is famous for a few things, and most of these are exploited to the full in the way of souvineers and such like. The whole place...

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  • 19. No matter how you dress it up . . .

    . . . a McDonald's is still just a giant, global corruptor serving greasy, cheap burgers! Along Salzburg's most tourist laden street, Getreidegasse, you'll find...

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  • 20. Sound of Music Gazebo

    This is the infamous gazebo where Liezel danced and sang about "I am Sixteen going on Seventeen", jumping from bench to bench. It is in a secluded corner, on...

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  • 21. Crazies

    If I recall correctly, Salzburg doesn't have insane assylums for crazy townies. Many crazy people just roam the streets. They don't harm you... at least, they...

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  • 22. This is a trap, all tourists...

    This is a trap, all tourists should be aware of :When taking a walk in the mountains, have the right shoes - or you might need the 'Bergrettung' - our word for...

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  • 23. The church at Mondsee, avoid...

    The church at Mondsee? Avoid like the plague! Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp family singers won't be there and thank your God they aren't!But there will be...

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  • 24. Beware the Salzburg Card! They...

    Beware the Salzburg Card! They claim it'll get you into most tourist attractions for free or at a discount rate. They also say it'll get you discounts at...

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  • 25. Schloß Leopoldskron. This...

    Schloß Leopoldskron. This palace is beautiful, but it's not worth getting yourself over there just to see the outside (it's privately owned) unless you're...

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