Salzburg (State)
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  • Salzburg: Boat Ride on the Salzach

    1. Salzburg: Boat Ride on the Salzach

    Discover the highlights of Salzburg's old city from an entire new perspective on this exciting boat tour along the Salzach. See the breathtaking silhouette of the city, admire the exclusive villas in the southern part of Salzburg and enjoy the awe-inspiring landscape along the riverbanks. See the Hagen and Tennen mountains and admire the impressive panoramic view from the water.

    It is a very nice and charming experience with great vews of the city form the boat, although we had lots of rain and that diminished the good impact of the tour

  • Original Sound of Music Tour

    2. Original Sound of Music Tour

    On this half-day tour you'll relive scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. Visit the locations used during the filming of The Sound of Music in Salzburg and its surrounding countryside. During the tour, you’ll also hear songs from the original soundtrack. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. You’ll visit Leopoldskron Palace, a place whose exterior was used as the Trapp family home and where the children were seen boating on the lake and jumping into the water. Maria was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest convent in German-speaking Europe, and your next stop. The St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang scenes shown at the beginning of the movie were actually filmed at Lake Fuschl, on the way to St. Gilgen, which you'll also see today. The wedding scene was fil...

    David was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic when sharing his knowledge of The Sound of Music. His sense of humor was fantastic. Evo was our driver and he played along with David. They make a great team.

  • Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt from Salzburg

    3. Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt from Salzburg

    Start the 5-hour trip from Salzburg with a drive through the famous Salzkammergut en route to Hallstatt, known as the Pearl of the Salzkammergut. The route will take you through a number of charming villages, as you listen to an introduction to Hallstatt and the Salzkammergut. If you wish to do the Hallstatt Skywalk, the guide will collect the money for the ticket on the bus.  On arrival in Hallstatt you might begin your visit with a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the world’s oldest salt mines (though the tour does not visit the mine itself), where you can admire the views down onto Hallstatt.  In Hallstatt you will have 2.5 hours to take in the sights. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the lake and marvel how the houses above you seem to cling onto the mountainside. Pass by the Mullbach waterfall and visit the local museum. A must-see attraction is the Bone House behind the Ca...

    Beautiful trip. It’s exactly the time you need for the village. The tour was ok but the car was a bit crowded.

  • Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

    4. Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

    The tour will take you from Salzburg straight to the entrance of the salt mines of Berchtesgaden. There, you will receive overalls to protect your clothing before climbing aboard the mine railway and traveling down into the shafts. An expert guide will lead you through the maze of branching tunnels and explain the fascinating history of Alpine salt-mining. The adventure continues with a slide, taking you yet deeper into the ground – an exciting experience for young and old! Finally, right at the bottom of the mine, climb aboard a raft to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake. Before heading back to Salzburg, discover Berchtesgaden and its breathtaking scenery.

    Our trip to the salt mines was awesome. Our guide, Walter, was excellent. He gave us a lot of facts and history on Salzburg as well as the Berchtesgaden salt mine and surrounding area.

  • From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

    5. From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

    On the way to the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth, you will be able to absorb the astonishing beauty of the Salzkammergut, an area where Emperor Franz Josef I once spent his holidays, full of mountains and lakes and a UNESCO world heritage site. Arrive just in time for lunch. A tour around the old town will show you all the most important sights of this noble city, seat of the archbishop-princes. You will take in the Cathedral, the Festival Theater, and St Peter's Church and graveyard. There, you will find the grave of Nannerl, Mozart's sister. Naturally, you will also visit the archbishops' residence and the house Mozart was born in. After that, you will see some of the places where The Sound of Music was filmed - for example, the Pferdeschwemme, or Horse Well, famous from the song "Edelweis", and the Mirabell Palace, where "Do Re Mi!" was filmed, with its beautiful v...

    Great time, although I spent a lot more money than I thought I would. On top of that the cost for the tour is rather expensive, but depending on who is attending it could be worth it. Our guide Karl was very knowledgeable and so friendly!

  • From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

    6. From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

    Visit the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a full-day tour from Munich. Travel by train and in the imperial city, visit his place of birth (optional), his residence, the streets he walked, and the cafés he drank in.

    Salzburg is also one of the most popular set-jetting destinations in the world for one simple reason, “The Sound of Music.” Visit sites you will remember from the silver screen such as the beautiful Mirabelle Gardens where Julie Andrews and the children were filmed singing “Do-Re-Mi.” An expert guide will take you on a 2-hour train ride from Munich to Austria. You will be provided with a map and get a 1.5-hour orientation tour through the major sites. 

    Explore one of the finest preserved medieval old towns in Europe, crisscrossed with romantic winding shopping streets and venerable market places adorned with outstanding architectural mon...

    Great opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful Austrian city when you visiting Munich.

  • From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    7. From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    Depart from Salzburg and get amazing views of Austria's lake district as you travel by coach to the beautiful town of Hallstatt. On the way, you will pass Lake Fuschl, where the headquarters of a world-famous energy drink are located, and make a quick photo stop of the magnificent view over the town of St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut. Afterward, you will continue your trip along Lake Wolfgang and be astonished by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape. You will pass through a number of charming villages on the 1.5-hour drive to Hallstatt. Once you arrive in Hallstatt, you will have 2.5 hours of free time to explore the breathtaking city and the surroundings. During the journey to Hallstatt. you will be given information about the city and the Salzkammergut, as well as organizational information such as the meeting point, the sight...

    Mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut region were unforgettable, and Hallstatt beautiful. We were not satisfied with the guide. She was more driver than guide, and we missed important part of the tour because of lack of clear information.

  • Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

    8. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

    Learn the facts and legends of picturesque Salzburg city on a 2-hour private walking tour. Pass by Mirabell Palace, a complex of historic residence built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich with baroque gardens. Also, visit St. Andrew Parish Church and Mozart's Residence. Then discover Medieval tenements and the Rathaus building. Walk along the famous Getreidegasse street and spot Mozart’s Birthplace. Finally, enjoy a great atmosphere at the University Square and marvel at the amazing Kollegienkirche. To explore even more, choose the 3-hour option and visit also St. Peter's Abbey. This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years. The church and the abbey have been the spiritual heart of Salzburg.

    You can take the 4-hour tour and stroll down to reach the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral. The twin spires top this baroque-style 17th-century Cathedral, wi...

  • Salzburg: 1-Hour Panorama City Tour with Boat Trip

    9. Salzburg: 1-Hour Panorama City Tour with Boat Trip

    Experience Salzburg and its historic sights in just an hour and discover more about the tradition, history, and culture of the city of Mozart. This impressive short tour runs from Mirabellplatz (Mirabell Square) in the Andräviertel (Andrä Quarter) and on over the Staatsbrücke (State Bridge). View the Baroque old town that was marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. After this, the tour will head to Schloss Leopoldskron (Leopoldskron Palace) and back. After a short break, guests will get to change their perspectives and see Salzburg from a boat. Relax on the boat and enjoy the 40-minute trip along the Salzach River, which, with a length of 225km, is the longest and largest tributary of the Inn River. Marvel at Salzburg's beauty from a completely different angle and enjoy relaxing on the river!

    Tour war mit Bus. Gebucht aber fußläufig. Bootstour mit gutem Kapitän. Etwas Show.

  • Salzburg Ghost Tour

    10. Salzburg Ghost Tour

    On this spooky and sinister tour of Salzburg, you will learn about the jobs of executioners and torturers and get to know the city’s medieval and modern methods of torture. The main focus of this guided tour will be the Salzburg witch trials and the Zauberer Jackl trials, as well as the role of the Catholic Church at the time. Dip into the history of superstition, legends, and sayings – and visit original sites such as the pillories, the torture chambers, and the place of execution. With its mix of dark and humorous tales, this tour is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. It lasts about 1.5 hours.

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What people are saying about Salzburg (State)

Overall rating

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based on 70 reviews

The guide, Alenka (I hope I spelt the name right) was delightful, fun, personable and made the trip fun and memorable. Some of the visitors on the van were amazing singers and made the trip even better. If you are ever in Salzburg, take the tour! Thankful!

David was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic when sharing his knowledge of The Sound of Music. His sense of humor was fantastic. Evo was our driver and he played along with David. They make a great team.

Great opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful Austrian city when you visiting Munich.

It's a must for people like me who grew up watching this movie on a regular basis.

Guide Peter was too good He made the tour rock. Memorable Please don’t miss it.