Bundesland Salzburg Things to Do

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Bundesland Salzburg Things to Do

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 ramparts, visit the Palace Museum, or tour the fortress itself (the latter must be done with an escorted tour, but there is no additional charge). To get...

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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

    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 adult.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Residenz and Residenzplatz

    Salzburg Things to Do

    "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 all the rest ...) As it turns out, however, apart from this humble abode they also had a magnificent country seat that goes by the name of Castle...

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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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  • St Peter's Church Abbey

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 vaulted arches from the original structure, built in the 12th century. A FAN OF MOZART..... You may know that Mozart's famed Great Mass in C Minor...

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  • Cemetery

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 Festungsberg, in the shadow of the fortress Hohensalzburg. Inside the mountain you can pay a visit to the catacombs. The history of the cemetery...

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  • Horse Wash - Pferdeschwemme

    5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Eagle's Nest

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • Untersberg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    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 the Untersberg. At it's highest point, it is 1972 metres tall. Pretty small by Alpine standards but imposing nonetheless.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kapuzingerberg

    Salzburg Things to Do

    We climbed up Kupuzinerberg for the views over Salzburg, but it is also a lovely place for a walk in its own right. You can either go up by climbing the steep stairs on Steingasse and passing St John's Church or by going up through the doorway at Linzer Gasse 14. This route passes 6 stations of the cross and goes to the Felix Gate. As we climbed up...

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  • Mozarteum

    3.5 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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  • Dreifaltigkeitskirche

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Let's continue the tour of Salzburg in the New Town. Right on Makartplatz square you see a big church - Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Trinity Church). It is famous architect's Fischer von Erlach's first work in Salzburg, built 1694 - 1707 in the tradition of Borromini's St. Agnese in Rome. It also was model for the Karlskirche in Vienna. Go inside and...

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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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  • 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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  • Salzburg, the town

    Salzburg is a nice town at the Salzach river, with a lovely old town. The old town is not that large, but you can spend quite some time strolling around, looking at all the shops and trying to find all the various areaways. Some are pretty unspectacular, but there are interesting ones with nice inner courts!Above the old town sits the fortress,...

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  • Fortress Hohenwerfen

    The fortress Hohenwerfen is an impressive landmark, located on a hill between the high mountains of the Tennengebirge and Hochkönig. It was built in 1077 and was extended the following centuries. You can learn a lot about the history of the castle during the guided tours which took about one hour and was very interesting. They take place almost...

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  • Krimmler Wasserfall (waterfalls of...

    The waterfalls of Krimml ar the highest in Europe. With their drop of 380m they are indeed impressive! You can walk up along the waterfalls on a wide path and they’ve built several viewpoints that bring you very close to the rushing water. You also can get a great view on the waterfalls if you take the Gerlos Alpine Road. There’s a car park about...

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  • Kitzlochklamm (Kitzloch gorge)

    The Kitzlochklamm is another great gorge and is found in Taxenbach. The gorge is named like this because young goats (“Kitz” in German) enjoyed the cool gorge and tunnels in summer. After the entrance, you will quickly reach a nice waterfall and then the gorge starts, with a path along the gorge and over wooden bridges. You will also pass a...

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  • Liechtensteinklamm (Liechtenstein gorge)

    The Liechtensteinklamm is an impressive gorge near St Johann im Pongau. A path leads along the gorge and it gets more and more interesting until you have only rocks around you. There are several stairs but it’s easy to walk. The path also goes through two lighted tunnels, and at the end of the path there’s a nice waterfalll. It took us about 1 hour...

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  • Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (High...

    The Großglockner High Alpine Road is a toll road that was finished in 1935. Many harpin curves bring you higher and higher with many car parks, from where you can enjoy the view on the Alps with it’s over 3000m high mountains. There are also several exhibitions along the road which are included in the toll. The road goes from Ferleiten to...

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  • Kaprun

    Visit Kaprun with its amazing dams.Kaprun is a wonderful village, not far from Zell am See, with a breathtaking glacier and amazing dams. These dams with their mountain framed reservoirs and view of the Grossglockner are one of the most spectacular sights in all of Austria in my opinion. We were here again in 200 and its still just as spectacular....

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  • The Seven Wonders of Salzburgerland

    When deciding what to see in Salzburgerland a visitor has the embarassment of riches. Those who find it too difficult to decide by themselves will be happy to find that there is a widely advertised list of the Top 7 attractions. However, when one looks at the list one discovers that it includes actually eleven places of interest. Probably those who...

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  • The Natural Park of the Hohe Tauern

    This park was founded in 1981 and covers over 1800 square km of Austria. It is distributed among Carinthia, Tirol and Salzburgerland. Almost 10% of its surface is covered by glaciers and there are about 150 lakes.It is the home of about 10,000 animal species and of a very rich flora. It is not only a preserve for wildlife, but also a structure with...

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  • Relax at a spa

    I have created a page with many tips about the little town of Bad Gastein, but I take advantage of one more opportunity to advertise this charming place. Apparently people from Austria (and not only from Austria) go there mainly in winter, for skiing, but I fell in love with Bad Gastein during my summer holidays.Bad Gastein combines the beauty of...

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