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SalzburgAustria

Explore the medieval alleys, majestic castles and snow-capped mountains of this picturesque city, where Mozart and The Sound of Music were born.

Come to Salzburg and enjoy medieval architecture, music and fine restaurants. This picturesque city is situated right on the banks of the Salzach, so for a perfect introduction, why not board a boat and watch the city roll by from the water. If not, take a stroll alongside the river and explore the famous outdoor market, Salzachgalerien.

On the west bank of the Salzach is the Altstadt, or the Old Town. This grand and historic area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are strict building regulations in order to preserve the original cityscape. You will find many historic sites such as the Salzburg Cathedral and Mozart Square. At the stately Residenzplatz is the Residenz Palace, where the Archbishops of Salzburg lived back in the 16th Century. Visit this ornate building and see the grand interior and peruse the works by Rembrandt and other European masters. Visit Mozart’s birthplace and bask in the past of a true music master. Walk the medieval street, Getreidegasse, and find top brand clothing stores and stalls selling traditional souvenirs.

Right next to the old town is the towering mountain, Mönchsberg. Take the cable car to the summit and visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress, one of the largest and most impressive castles in Europe, and visit its fascinating military museum.

Cross the river and climb the highest peak of the city, the Kapuzinerberg. It's quite a climb, but your efforts are rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view over the city, especially at sunset.

Escape the town for the day and visit Hellbrunn Palace, a baroque villa which is famous for its beautiful gardens and amusing Wasserspiele; children find it great fun to try to avoid the jets of water from the hidden sculptures and wall fountains.

Immerse yourself in the music of Salzburg. Visit Salzburg in the summer and catch the Salzburg Festival, where you’ll hear pieces by the city’s most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Join the Sound of Music tour and see locations from one of the most popular musicals in the world. Stop off at Schloss Mirabell, with its impressive monuments and gardens, and enjoy the tranquillity.

The culinary side of Salzburg is just as diverse as the other attractions. Explore the city’s beautiful coffee shops, grand beer halls and award winning restaurants. Taste the homemade cakes and strudels Café Tomaselli, the oldest café in Austria. Visit the various traditional city breweries like the famous Augustiner Brau and appreciate some of the best beer in the world.

Where to stay in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace and Gardens showing a city, a castle and flowers

City Centre Salzburg

4.5/5Wonderful!(128 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Mirabell Palace and Gardens to Mirabell Gardens – discover City Centre Salzburg, a destination also famous for its shopping.

City Centre Salzburg
Salzburg Cathedral showing a church or cathedral, heritage architecture and general coastal views

Altstadt

5/5Exceptional!(35 area reviews)

Historical sites, museums and live music highlight some of the noteworthy features of Altstadt. Make a stop by Salzburg Cathedral or Mozart's Birthplace while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Altstadt
Leopoldskron Palace which includes a castle, heritage architecture and heritage elements

Leopoldskron-Moos

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Notable for its historical sites, lake views and live music, Leopoldskron-Moos is a sought-after destination for many travellers visiting Salzburg. If you want to see some sights in the area, check out Hangar-7 or Hellbrunn Palace.

Leopoldskron-Moos
Schallmoos, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Schallmoos

3.5/5Good!(10 area reviews)

Schallmoos is well liked for many features, particularly its shopping, restaurants and historical sites. Though there may not be top sights in Schallmoos, consider stopping by Mirabell Palace and Gardens or Mozart's Birthplace, located nearby.

Schallmoos
Nonntal, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Nonntal

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Nonntal is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Nonnberg Abbey and Erhard Church.

Nonntal
Gnigl, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Gnigl

4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)

Live music, historical sites and shopping highlight some of the notable features of Gnigl. Make a stop by Neuhaus Castle while you're exploring.

Gnigl

Top hotels in Salzburg

NH Salzburg City
NH Salzburg City
4 out of 5
Franz-Josef-Str. 26, Salzburg, Salzburg
Free cancellation
The price is £66 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in City Centre Salzburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Linzer Gasse and Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Mozart's Birthplace and Salzburg Cathedral ...

4/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"It's not four stars, that expired in 2016. Rooms are dated and some things dirty."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

NH Salzburg City
Wolfgang's managed by a&o
Wolfgang's managed by a&o
2 out of 5
Fanny-von-Lehnert-Straße 6-8, Salzburg
Free cancellation
The price is £37 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Elisabeth-Vorstadt, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Salzburg Congress Convention Center and Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Mozart's Birthplace ...

3.8/5Good! (92 reviews)
Clean, good location, helpful staff

"I was one of the first travelers after the Covid19 lockdown was lifted, so my experience was probably not typical but was mostly a good one. Upon my arrival I found that Wolfgang's was completely closed, apparently under som sort of renovation. I panicked briefly, having already paid for my eight-night ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2020

Wolfgang's managed by a&o
Altstadthotel Weisse Taube
Altstadthotel Weisse Taube
4 out of 5
Kaigasse 9, Salzburg, Salzburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Altstadt, this hotel is steps away from Panorama Museum, Salzburg Cathedral and Fortress Hohensalzburg. Mirabell Palace and Gardens and Mozart's Birthplace ...

4.3/5Excellent! (453 reviews)

"great location, and the service was the best!!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Altstadthotel Weisse Taube
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Salzburg

Apartments Wolf Dietrich
Apartments Wolf Dietrich
3 out of 5
Linzer Gasse 76, Salzburg, Salzburg

Located in City Centre Salzburg, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Linzer Gasse, Mirabell Palace and Gardens and Mozart's Birthplace. Salzburg Cathedral ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)

"The location was excellent; we were able to walk all over the older part of town. The staff was very helpful. But it would have been good to have had prior information on the adaptors needed for the electrical outlets."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

Apartments Wolf Dietrich
Ante Portas - Apartments
Ante Portas - Apartments
3 out of 5
Linzer Bundesstrasse 49, Salzburg, Salzburg
The price is £62 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Located in Gnigl, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Linzer Gasse, Mirabell Palace and Gardens and Mozart's Birthplace. Salzburg Cathedral and ...

4/5Very Good! (121 reviews)

"Parking was tight. The room was clean and handy. The staff had very limited hours."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Ante Portas - Apartments
APT - Stone Lodge Salzburg
APT - Stone Lodge Salzburg
4 out of 5
Steingasse 59, Salzburg
The price is £207 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Altstadt, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Salzburg Museum, Salzburg Cathedral and Mozart's Birthplace. Fortress Hohensalzburg ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (26 reviews)

"The owner was extremely accommodating, there wasn't anything that was provided and if you required anything he immediately resolved the issue."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019

APT - Stone Lodge Salzburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Salzburg

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Fabulous place and surrounding areas. People very helpful and friendly. Went on a trip with Paramount to Hallstatt absolutely stunning, well worth the trip and the guide was excellent.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Loved Salzburg, such a beautiful small city. Definitely recommend!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

A fantastic place for a City break. Clean, friendly and breathtaking scenery. Loved it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

We have been to Salzburg before and love the city; our preferred hotel was not available hence our staying here.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Jan 2020

Salzburg is a beautiful city definitely a must see

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Probably better in summer months but things to do in Winter with a few markets.

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