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Salzburg: 2.5-Hour Introductory Tour With a Historian

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Salzburg: 2.5-Hour Introductory Tour With a Historian

From US$ 330 per group up to 10

During this 2.5-hour introductory tour with a local historian, you explore Salzburg's historic city center with its array of preserved Medieval and Baroque buildings, learning about the salt commerce, musical history, local culture and tragic war period.

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  • Enjoy a spirited and informed discussion about the cultural and political history of Salzburg from its medieval salt commerce through the World Wars
  • Explore little streets of Salzburg’s Burgher Town
  • Discover the spacious Baroque squares where the Archbishops presided over the city in their Residence
  • Visit Mozart’s Birthplace and the Festival Halls learning of Salzburg's formidable musical heritage
  • Explore St. Peter′s monastery, part of an ancient Benedictine abbey in the city center
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This 2.5-hour walk starts with an exploration of Salzburg’s Burgher Town with its narrow, crooked little streets and the unique passage ways of the so-called „Getreidegasse.“ Salzburg’s commercial center still remains intact in its medieval charm contrasting the great spacious Baroque squares of the district where the Archbishops presided over the city in their Residence. You pass by Mozart’s Birthplace and the Festival Halls before you reach the monastery of the Benedictines called St. Peter – dating back to 696 AC. Along with stories of Salzburg’s medieval salt commerce and medical innovations, follow the childhoods of Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart as well as the life story of the great second musical son of the city, the composer, Michael Haydn. By the end of the walk, you know the local customs and traditions, cultural and political history, and enviable musical heritage. Last but not least, you will learn the true story of the global movie classic The Sound of Music ‘s Trapp family, one of the authentically great refugee tales of the second world war. 
  • 2.5-hour walk through Salzburg historical center with an expert historian guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Café Glockenspiel, Mozartplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

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    • Your tour guides are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, and published authors.
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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    4.8 /5

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    Very nice, informative morning walk through the historic old town of Salzburg.

    August 31, 2020

    The visit deserves an excellent, the guide was very kind and relevant, and the comments very relevant and interesting. But she was not a historian and the price therefore very (too) high.

    August 5, 2020

    Very nice, super competent

    The guide was on time, very friendly and super enthusiastic about the matter. There was a lot of fun.

    August 4, 2017

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