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Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

1. Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. The palace was built under the reign of the famous baroque Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau for his mistress Salome Alt and their 15 children. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart Residence. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. While here we will get to Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse, which is especially renowned for its wrought-iron trade signs and Mozart’s Birthplace. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historic buildings, such as the medieval apartments and churches that were built from the Middle Ages to the baroque time, and conclude the tour with a panoramic view from Mönchsberg Hill with a free guide (optional).

Salzburg Cathedral: Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

2. Salzburg Cathedral: Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Join this guided tour of Salzburg Cathedral to learn all about the building's past and present. Your local, expert tour guide will share stories about the cathedral’s origin and importance as a sacred, cultural landmark. Learn about the centuries of church rule associated with the cathedral as you admire the building's beautiful, baroque details. The magnificent white marble façade is only a hint of the treasure that lies within. Your tour finishes with a visit to the Romanesque crypt, where you will experience a mystical, modern art installation.

Salzburg: Ghost Tour

3. 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.

Salzburg: Stiegl Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

4. Salzburg: Stiegl Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

Experience a journey through the history of Stiegl Brewery with an immersive and interactive tour. Begin in the museum, where you'll discover the brewery's fascinating story, followed by a captivating 270-degree cinema experience. Next, explore the brewery's raw ingredients and witness the creative brewing of Stiegl House beers right inside the museum. Venture to the production facilities and witness the cutting-edge brewhouse, the fermentation cellar and bottling facility in action, where 90,000 bottles of Stiegl beer are filled each hour. Marvel at the state-of-the-art technology that produces Stiegl's renowned beers. Along the way, indulge in three different beer tastings, experiencing the unique and varied flavors of Stiegl's brews. Learn about the distinct qualities of each beer and how they are crafted to perfection. Overall, the Stiegl Brewery Tour promises a thrilling and educational experience, providing a glimpse into the world of brewing, from the raw ingredients to the finished product.

Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

5. Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

Take a walk through the Mirabell Garden and enjoy a beautiful view of the garden and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. Walk to the Salzach river and into the old town of Salzburg to the shopping street Getreidegasse. Learn about the "white gold" and how it influenced the development of Salzburg. Explore the historical city centre which lays between the river and the Mönchsberg. Take a walk along the shopping street. Find beautifully wrought iron signs, arts and craft shops between famous name brands along the narrow street. Spoil yourself with a shopping spree in Getreidegasse after the tour. Mozarts Birthplace is right in the centre of Getreidegasse. Most people stop in front of the big yellow house or choose to visit the Museum. Listen to facts about the Mozart family, their life and career, their faith and their heritage. Continue through an alleyway to one of the most fun places in Salzburg - the Farmers Market at the University square. This big, baroque church forms an impressive backdrop for the food stands. Do not hesitate to try the local cheese, sausages, fruits and pretzels with some local beer or fresh water. The Old Market square is surrounded by shops and famous coffee houses. This is a place to enjoy the rest of your day after the tour with a cup of good coffee and freshly made apple strudel. It is time to walk to the Residenzplatz. The architecture changes all of a sudden. The small streets and the shops are replaced with big spacious squares, a big Residence fountain in the centre of the square, the Old Residenz and the New Residenz, the Dom square and the Chapter square. Most buildings hold precious treasures and art of Salzburg's history, definitely worth to visit. Take a look into the Salzburg Dom and find many frescos, altars and organs. The crypt holds many graves from the former Prince-Archbishops and even modern art in a 12th-century apsis. On the way out find the baptismal where W.A.Mozart was baptized. At the end of the tour take the funicular to the top of the fortress Hohensalzburg and enjoy the view into Salzburg. From this over 900-year-old fortress, you can even view the Northern Limestone Alps and on a very clear day, you can see the Eagles Nest in the far distance. This tour will give you the insider’s view of the city with tips on how to get the most out of your vacation here. You will learn lots of historical facts along with a few funny anecdotes about Salzburg. Then it is time to enjoy the buzz of the city on your own.

Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

6. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover Baroque churches, Mozart’s birthplace and other highlights of Salzburg’s Old Town on a private tour tailored to your needs and interests.. Your Private Guide will show you the best things to see in Salzburg and tell you its fascinating history. Fall in love with Austria’s most musical alpine town! Book a 2-hour walking tour to get to know Salzburg in a nutshell. You will enjoy the alpine scenery as you wander around the baroque pleasure gardens of the Mirabell Palace while listening to interesting facts and myths about local history and culture. Salzburg is best known as the birthplace of Mozart and you will see his former residence, birthplace, and many monuments dedicated to this great Austrian composer. The guide will tell you all about the many famous musicians and notable citizens of Salzburg, and provide essential information about the many musical festivals organized in town. Every narrow alley and public square will surprise you with its history and beautiful Baroque architecture, such as the stunning white walls of Kollegienkirche and Salzburg Cathedral. This short tour will end in Kapitelplatz, which offers a great view of Fortress Hohensalzburg, a hilltop castle that dominates the city’s skyline. Book a 3-hour tour to see more of Salzburg and visit Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church) and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. The Kollegienkirche is the church of the University of Salzburg and part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Its interior will amaze you with its clean, white design and the famous organ. Another highlight of this extended tour will be a visit to the courtyards of a medieval monastery complex that has served as the spiritual heart of Salzburg for more than 1,000 years. Book a 4-hour tour of the Old Town to visit Salzburg Cathedral, Kollegienkirche, and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. The 17th century Baroque cathedral, which stands on the site of a church built in 774, has witnessed the most important events in the city’s history. Entrance tickets to the cathedral and its museum are included in this tour, so you can step inside and admire its beautiful interior with stunning frescos, huge organ, and the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptized. Book a 6-hour tour to get a full experience of Salzburg’s Old Town and visit its top-ranked attractions: Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg Cathedral, Kollegienkirche, and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. With the all-inclusive skip-the-line tickets to Fortress Hohensalzburg you can take an exciting funicular ride up the hill and explore the historic castle and its museums without waiting in line at the ticket office. Your licensed Private Guide will tell you about the prince-bishops who lived here and show you their princely chambers, including the Golden Hall, Golden Chamber and Bedchamber. You will also see the treasures of the Fortress Museum, Rainer Regiment Museum, Marionette Museum and Armory.

Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Salzburg by discovering the hometown of Mozart, along with his life, stories, songs, and symphonies that brought him worldwide fame. Learn about the secrets, legends, and funny stories of Mozart and his family. Marvel at amazing Mirabell Palace and its gardens, where young Wolfgang Mozart with his father and brother used to play. Visit Salzburg State Theatre, which was also attended by the Mozart family. Visit Mozart's Birthplace, a fantastic colorful tenement, which is one of the most visited museums in Austria. Inside, discover items of everyday life, as well as furniture from the 18th century, and feel as if you have personally been transported back to the days of Mozart! Extend the tour to 3 hour to experience an exclusive concert of Mozart's most famous compositions in a beautiful location in Salzburg, including churches, cathedrals and residences.

Salzburg: Advanced Sightseeing Tour with Degustation

8. Salzburg: Advanced Sightseeing Tour with Degustation

This special tour is designed for locals and guests alike. Everybody who wants to learn more about this famous city. You will delve into Salzburg with entertaining, new and informative stories, stories that will give a deeper insight and allow for a more detailed understanding of this place. You will also visit a traditional shop or meet a local producer to get the best insight into exactly what local life is like. Be prepared to find secret spots and hear surprising anecdotes, all off the beaten track of the normal tourist routes. The tour's duration will be about two hours, will begin by meeting at Mozartplatz, next to the Mozart statue. On your way you will see the very heart of the center complete with its unique sights. The tour will also stop at a shop and at the conclusion of the tour you will be able to enjoy a drink or degustation of your choosing.

Salzburg City & Christmas Markets Tour with Mulled Wine

9. Salzburg City & Christmas Markets Tour with Mulled Wine

Enjoy a Christmas walk through the lovely city of Salzburg, with your certified and experienced guide, they will tell you about local history, (seasonal) culture, music, and more. You are greeted  by the smells of local food and drink at the Christmas market of Palace Mirabell, then you continue through the nearby Mirabell Garden - a beautiful place to sing a song or two. Stroll by Salzburg's main sights, with their historic backgrounds, all the way to Residenzplatz Square, and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Christmas trees, market stalls, smells, and decorations, as you learn many things about this fascinating city from your guide. As the tour comes to an end, you can dwell at the famous Christkindl Christmas-market with your guide, discussing the many things there are yet to see here during your holiday. As your ways part, accept a small gift package from your guide, as a reminder to the time you shared.

Salzburg Tour: The Sound of Melody City Tour

10. Salzburg Tour: The Sound of Melody City Tour

The hills are alive with the sound of music. Here in lovely Salzburg you can swing your arms and dance through the loveliest garden in the world, the Palace Mirabell, remembering scenes from that great film, "The Sound of Music." Your professional guide will take you through the heart of spectacular Salzburg on a tour highlighting both the history and iconic places made famous by "The Sound of Music." Along the way you will be treated to fun facts and history of the city of Salzburg. Once you reach Monk's Hill, all of Salzburg lies in front of you for breathtaking panoramic shots. And there might be, if you request, the guide (and a singer )will sing „the Sound of Music“ on the hill. And you'll maybe want to join your guide singing. From Monk's Hill to the Palace Leopoldskron, and way back to the Old Town you will see Nonnberg Convent from a near distance. On touring you should not miss singing along „Edelweiss“&„Do-Re-Mi“. There are plenty of photo-video opportunities... This tour is ideal to experience your own Sound of Music feeling and also never missing the good knowledge of unique history and culture of Salzburg.

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based on 814 reviews

June was our guide and was exceptionally educated on Salzburg and its history. The couple of hours on tour that we took on our first day in town was ideal to identify what we should do for the rest of our tour

A nice little Japanese ledy who knew a lot about thi history and curiosities of Salzburg. And she took us to see even the least known parts of rown. Definitely worth the price.

Our guide, June was excellent and incredibly informative and knowledgeable, making the tour a memorable experience

Terrific guide - full of fun, interesting facts and a dry, very funny sense of humor. Recommended!

Very knowledgeable and friendly! June was fabulous!