Bundesland Salzburg Things to Do

  • Mirabell Palace
    Mirabell Palace
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  • Zell am See - old town
    Zell am See - old town
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  • Salzwelten Bad Dürrnberg - pure salt
    Salzwelten Bad Dürrnberg - pure salt
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Bundesland Salzburg Things to Do

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, Hohensalzburg Fortress is noted as not only having never been conquered but also as the largest intact fully preserved fortress in Central Europe. A funicular dating back to 1892 whisks visitors up for a tour of the prince's medieval apartments as well as the view and hint of its vantage point that made it...

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  • Mirabell Garden & Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 designed for his mistress. Gardens that once suited the exquisite taste of the P-A's mistress should certainly be to the liking of humble tourists such...

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  • Mozart's House

    3 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    At last I could see THE HOUSE where the Great Composer was born and lived. It's really a sacred place for lots of people. You can see lots of visitors there. I found it even hard even to approach the house and to take a picture of it.There were so many people around. I had to wait in turn like at a bus stop. This is the address: Mozarts...

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  • Sound of Music Tour

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 this tour will prove to be really enjoyable as well! It's just that the SOM shot in various and beautiful locations around Salzburg, and these places I...

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  • Schloss Hellbrunn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 Hellbrunn Palace are well worth a visit. The are well-maintained and full of water and bright coloured plants. There are several ponds with huge fish in...

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  • Dome and Cathedral

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 colour is sepia and white, I thought a little drab looking, but still the inside was very nice! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptised here, and you can...

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  • Salt Mines

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 Germany (and after a few minutes, was back in Austria again). The giant slide was really awesome! The tour was approx 70 minutes.

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  • Getreidegasse

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    The main, albeit narrow shopping street in old Salzburg is The Getreidegasse. Squeeze your way through the crowds, whilst enjoying shopping for all those Mozart souvenirs and chocolates. Take time to admire the ornate wrought iron signs and carved window fames of the houses here - many of which are several storeys high. Notice the crowds around...

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  • Residenz and Residenzplatz

    Salzburg Things to Do

    In the heart of the Old Town, the Residence Square and its resplendent fountain is a great open area to gain some perspective on the city and to take a break from wandering the seemingly endless narrow cobblestone streets that crisscross the city. Italian sculptor, Tommaso di Garone, is responsible for the Baroque masterpiece that is the fountain...

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  • Ice Caves

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 getting to just the visitors center, long switchback unpaved roads at time, scenery is beautiful so this can be overlooked. Get to the visitors...

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  • St Peter's Church Abbey

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    St. Peter's Church has one of the longest and most storied histories of any site in Salzburg. It was founded around 700 by a Franconian missionary and exists as the oldest monk community in Germany. Due to an all consuming fire, the remnants of what you now see date only back to 1130 with its Gothic St. Veit's Chapel built in 1319. Though there are...

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  • Untersberg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Having stayed in a local hotel 3 times and sat on the balcony overlooking the Untersburg, watching the cable cars go up and down, I decided it was time to try out the cable car. You can of course hike up to the top by a number of different routes if you wish. In the winter you can ski down and pick up a bus to return you to the cable car station...

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  • Cemetery

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Though a cemetery was adjacent to the St. Sebastian's Church from not long after its construction, it was reworked in an Italian Campo Santo style in the late 1790s and has since been a place where prominent Salzburgers have been put to rest. This impressive list includes none other than Mozart's father but perhaps the highlight of the cemetery is...

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  • Altstadt

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 no15 was first documented in 1377. Sadly, persecution of the Jews and mass executions took place. Many who could, left, and others have stayed behind...

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  • Eagle's Nest

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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, we took the 30 minute drive into Germany (State of Bavaria) to get to Berchtesgaden. The Eagle?s Nest was designed as a birthday present for Adolf...

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  • Salzach River

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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.

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  • Horse Wash - Pferdeschwemme

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 took place. The pond dates to 1732, when a new fountain was built. The ramp used by the horses to access the pond, leads straight up to the group of...

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  • Kapitelplatz

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 square when walking to the fortress. Next to the square is the Cathedral, the Cathedral provostry and Archbishop's palace, a wing of St. Peter's...

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  • Catacombs

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 passages and then into a wider cave, to look out the open cave windows and see a great view of Salzburg. A staircase leads up to the two chapels....

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  • Mozartplatz

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 one wasn't, probably because it tells the history of the city in an informative but entertaining way. The Museum was awarded the Austrian and...

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  • Breweries and Beer Gardens

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 pilsner fan, but it was more the experience than the beer I was after. The service was typically Austrian, meaning don't look forward to a friendly...

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  • Nonnberg Abbey

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 it to quite a large extent, the truth is that Maria was never a novice here. Of course it matters not because the Abbey has a history and a wonderful...

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  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 saw different animals, who obviously preferred different types of weather. The zoo is beautifully laid out, the animal enclosures are as close to the...

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  • Schloss Leopoldskron

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 Salzburg. Second of all, it has quite a fascinating history on it's own. Finished in 1744 by Leopold Firman the Archbishop of Salzburg it's beautiful inside....

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  • Churches

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Just across the River Salzach lies the Christ Lutheran Church (Christuskirche) which is a reminder of the early influence of the Reformation in the city. Built in 1863, it was the first Protestant church in Salzburg. It is an elegant a blend of the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles and though the interior is austere as one would expect of...

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  • Kollegienkirche

    Salzburg Things to Do

    This rectangular space is bounded on the south side by the Kollegienkirche ( image 5 ), another Baroque masterpiece by von Ehrlach built between 1696-1707 and considered his best work. Hemmed in on all sides, it is difficult to photograph except perhaps from a helicopter. The interior was not accessible on our visit - concerts are frequently given...

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  • Kapuzingerberg

    Salzburg Things to Do

    At a little over 600 meters, the Kapuzinerberg is the highest point in the city. The short climb will reward you with views over the city as well as a reprieve from the crowds below. As with most places up high above a city, the area has a long history dating to the Neolithic period with remnants of settlements traceable to 1000 B.C. As is typical...

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  • Mozart's Statue

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Our sightseeing day begins with a walk from the Bus-stop, along the river front to Mozart Platz. Surrounded by tall buildings, is the square where the statue of Mozart stands. The statue was unveiled in 1842, in the presence of Mozart's sons. Unfortunately, his Wife died at their home, [house 8 in the Mozarplatz], long before the unveiling took...

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  • Holy Trinity Church

    Salzburg Things to Do

    The Holy Trinity church is located near Mirabell Palace in the new part of the city. It is another impressive Church in Salzburg. This Baroque Church was constructed in 1694, and has a marble facade and twin towers. It has a famous painting of the coronation of the Virgin Mary with the Holy Trinity.

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  • The Mönchsberg

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 fortifications is via an elevator that cost 3 euros. On top of the museum, park and fortress Monchberg provides fantastic views over Salzburg.

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  • Mozarteum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    The Mozarteum is where you receive musical education. It includes a Concert Hall, and there is a Foundation that keeps memorabilia of Mozart, and promotes the Mozart Week Festival, which coincides with Mozart's Birthday on January 27th. Outside the building are a few statues and art nouveau decoration making it quite an appealing building.

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  • Horse Carriage

    Salzburg Things to Do

    It's really nice to do sightseeing from a horse carriage! The horses are found in the middle of the old town, are not difficult to spot. It's rather expensive, but I think it was worth the money. Our driver was so sweet, and we got an overview of Salzburg before starting to stroll the streets ourself...

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  • Franziskanerkirche

    Salzburg Things to Do

    There has been a church on this site since the 8th century, which was rebuilt in the Romanesque era. A Gothic choir replaced the Romanesque choir in 1408-50; a slender Gothic tower was added in 1468-98. The building served as a parish church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, until 1635. In 1670 the top of the church's tower had to be removed because...

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  • Dreifaltigkeitskirche

    Salzburg Things to Do

    The Church of the Holy Trinity (Dreifaltigkeitskirche) was designed by the great Baroque architect Fischer von Erlach and dates back to the late 1600s. With its massive dome and twin clocked towers, it is especially stunning when seen from above as when looking down from the Kapuzinerberg. Its new Baroque style can also been seen in many other...

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  • Dome/Cathedral

    Salzburg Things to Do

    With three consecrations and as many fires in its illustrious history, the Salzburg Cathedral (Dom zu Salzburg) remains perhaps the most crowning Baroque architectural structure north of the Alps. Built in 767, it was burned to the ground along with much of the city 400 years later. Within ten years, it was rebuilt on a much larger scale and more...

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  • Spielzeug Museum

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Unfortunately it is closed on Mondays, the only day we were in Salzburg. They have a large collection of old toys, from what I understand, and my son poses outside the locked doors. They are open tuesday thru sundays from 9-5, so go when they are open for goodness sakes!

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  • Obersalzberg in Berchtesgaden

    Salzburg Things to Do

    The Dokumentation Obersalzberg is a permanent exhibition prepared by the Instituts f?r Zeitgeschichte, Munich - Berlin (Institute for Contemporary History) at Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden. It was commissioned by the Free State of Bavaria and opened on October 20th, 1999 by the Bavarian Finance Minister, Prof. Dr. Kurt...

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  • Eisriesenwelt in Werfen

    Eisriesenwelt is the place most of the tourists are coming to Werfen for. I did not go there, because photography is forbidden inside that ice-cave !A cable-car is taking you uphill, and then you have to walk quite a bit before you get to the caves, lots of bustours are going there from Salzburg and sometimes it gets quite crowded, so I decided to...

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  • Salzburg City: Schloss Mirabell

    Schloss Mirabell was built in 1606 by Salzburg's Prince-Archibishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau for his mistress Salome Alt.HE was a catholic archibishop and SHE was the daughter of a jewish merchant...They had 10 children and even had something like an official wedding-ceremony in Salzburg ( and he told the pope in Rome, its all not true, and only...

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  • Krimmler Wasserfälle - Austria's highest...

    Krimmler Wasserfälle are Austria's highest waterfalls !First of all you should know that this attraction needs a lot of walking uphill and downhill for quite some time in order to see at least a small part of these gigantic waterfalls. You will mostly see just a small part of it and in order to see all of the many cascades at the same time in your...

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  • Bad Gastein

    Bad Gastein - Bad Hofgastein - Sportgastein: these are some of Austria's famous spas in the alps"Bad" stands for "bath" in german and Bad Gastein is known as a healthy spa for quite some centuries. At the end of the 19th century/ beginning of 20th century this had been one of the most famous health-resorts for the high society and celebrities from...

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  • St. Gilgen

    St.Gilgen is a great halfdaytrip from Salzburg and an excellent place to start a tour through the so-called "Salzkammergut", a scenic area of various lakes, surrounded by mountains and lots of salt-mines.Mozarts mother was born in St.Gilgen and right in the very centre of St.Gilgen there is a square called Mozartplatz with a statue of Wolfgang...

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  • Werfen castle / Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen

    Werfen castle / Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen is one of my favorite places to visit south of Salzburg city and I can highly recommend it to anybody who is interested in old castles and falconry !The castle of Werfen can be visited easily on your own, you can walk uphill or take the newly built funicular. Already at the ticket-box at the large parking...

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  • St.Peter Cemetery

    St.Peter Cemetery is in the very centre of Salzburg city, and right under the castle Hohenfeste Salzburg.It is the oldest christian cemetery of Salzburg, dating back to 440 AD. Petersfriedhof was also part of the scenery in the famous movie "Sound of Music" and it is now mostly famous for its baroque crosses and decorations.

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  • Hangar7 - the unique museum by RED BULL

    This is one of the sight that you really should not miss, when coming to Salzburg city and its surrounding area. HANGAR7 is the name of this great museum with a unique collection of airplanes of all past decades - and most of them are fully restored and able to fly and are also shown and flown at flight-races and competitions around the word.In my...

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