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Salzburg: Mozart Concert at Mirabell Palace

1. Salzburg: Mozart Concert at Mirabell Palace

Experience an evening dominated by classical music, while enjoying the unique atmosphere of the breathtaking Baroque-style Marble Hall in Mirabell Palace. The Marble Hall was once the banquet hall of the prince archbishops and is today deemed one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. In fact, Leopold Mozart and his children Wolfgang and Marianne (nicknamed Nannerl) have performed in this very room. Be blown away by the soloists and changing ensembles that will inspire you with their intense and atmospheric works. Experience different interpretations of delicate chamber music.

Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

2. Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Enjoy unique mountain landscapes on this round tour of the enchanting Bavarian Alps. Traveling along the Königssee river, you will be able to discover the imposing crags and romantically positioned farmsteads of the road towards Obersalzberg. In specially-equipped and comfortable buses, you will be able to relax in luxury, while your driver conquers the dramatic heights and sheer cliffs. 20 minutes travel on well-constructed roads will bring you to the Eagle's Nest, where Adolf Hitler always spent his summer holidays. From the Eagle's Nest, you will be able to enjoy an extraordinary view of the "Hoher Göll" and other majestic, snow-covered mountain summits of the Bavarian Alps.

Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner

3. Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner

Enjoy arrival and departure on the funicular railway to hear the classic piece "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" while you enjoy a romantic dinner and concert in Salzburg. Admire the views from the Mozart fortress. Begin your evening with a romantic 3-course dinner. Experience a truly exceptional atmosphere at the 900-year-old fortress. Dine in the exclusive Panorama restaurant, which is located at the fortress and overlooks the old city of Salzburg. Next, hear Mozart's most beloved work as well as other masterpieces by the famous classical composer, interpreted by internationally-renowned soloists. After the concert, experience Mozart's city at twilight as the evening comes to an end. Classic Dinner Menu • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • Consommé of beef with semolina dumpling • Corn chicken breast supreme with vegetable rice and fruity sauce • Mozart dessert VIP Dinner Menu • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • White wine soup with roasted Marcona almonds • Sous vide cooked short ribs from local beef on truffled peas mashed potatoes and grilled "tomato de Roma" or • Salzburger gold trout „Müllerin Art“ with rosemary potatoes • Salzburger Nockerl - Fluffy egg soufflé with vanilla cream & berries *Vegetarian options are available upon request Menus subject to changes! Salzburger Mozart Ensemble Extract from the program W.A.MOZART: "A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC" W.A.MOZART: Piano Quartet J. HAYDN: String Quartet W.A.MOZART: Clarinet Quintet F.SCHUBERT: Trout Quintet A.DVORAK: Waltzes J.STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg May to October every Thursday, Friday, Saturday Taking place in the most magnificent room in the city - the Golden Hall in the 900 year-old Fortress Hohensalzburg - the "Mozart - Strauss Orchestra Concerts" are unique to Salzburg. The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg is a highly professional and internationally sought-after chamber orchestra and plays in a line-up which regularly shifts in size. Deeply steeped in tradition, it predominantly performs the musical treasures of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. Extract from the program: W. A. MOZART: "A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC" W. A. MOZART: Symphony KV 138 W. A. MOZART: Piano Concert J.S. BACH: Concert for 2 Violins J. STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more The program is subject to modification.

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

4. Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Your visit to Salzburg Fortress starts with either a beautiful 20-30 minute walk or a quick and comfortable ride on Austria's oldest funicular (depending on tour option selected). Today you will find an ultra modern rail system instead of the original funicular, which was powered by water and transported people up and down the hill as early as 1892. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, experience a unique view over the Archbishop's city and the breathtaking landscape of Salzburg's mountains. Soak up the scenery, take photos, then continue with your visit to the medieval fortification complex, representing 900 years of building history. During your self-guided visit, explore all different parts of the castle and see why it was unconquered for more than 1000 years. Interact with models showing the various types of attack and defense practiced in a medieval fortress. Enjoy another highlight when you visit the Prince's Chambers, which ranks among the best-preserved secular buildings of the Gothic period. While walking through the complex, you'll always identify new views over the city and find many hidden corners of the castle just waiting to be discovered.

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

5. 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: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert

6. Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert

Enjoy a performance of the Classical piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" above the rooftops of the Mozart city of Salzburg. Hear Mozart's most beloved work as well as other masterpieces by the famous Classical composer, interpreted by internationally-renowned soloists. Hear one of over 300 "Best of Mozart" concerts held annually in the most beautiful halls in the province of Salzburg, like the Golden Hall. During Advent and Christmas times, you will also be enchanted by traditional Salzburg Christmas Carols. Experience a truly exceptional atmosphere at the 900-year-old fortress and enjoy a unique view of the city of Salzburg and its vicinity. After the concert, experience the Mozart city at twilight as the evening comes to an end. Salzburger Mozart Ensemble Extract from the program W.A.MOZART: “A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC” W.A.MOZART: Piano Quartet J. HAYDN: String Quartet W.A.MOZART: Clarinet Quintet F.SCHUBERT: Trout Quintet A.DVORAK: Waltzes J.STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg May to October every Thursday, Friday, Saturday Taking place in the most magnificent room in the city - the Golden Hall in the 900 year-old Fortress Hohensalzburg - the "Mozart - Strauss Orchestra Concerts" are unique to Salzburg. The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg is a highly professional and internationally sought-after chamber orchestra and plays in a line-up which regularly shifts in size. Deeply steeped in tradition, it predominantly performs the musical treasures of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. Extract from the program: W. A. MOZART: „A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC“ W. A. MOZART: Symphony KV 138 W. A. MOZART: Piano Concert J.S. BACH: Concert for 2 Violins J. STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more The program is subject to modification.

Salzburg: Cruise, Dinner & Fortress Concert

7. Salzburg: Cruise, Dinner & Fortress Concert

Combine a dinner and "Best of Mozart"- fortress concert with a popular cruise on the River Salzach and experience Salzburg and its surroundings at its best.  Start your tour in the center of the old town and cruise south past the impressive scenery of the old town. Marvel at one of the city's most popular villa areas and get a glimpse of the impressive Tennen and Hagen Mountains. The 40-minute cruise is followed by an exquisite dinner at the Panorama Restaurant at Hohensalzburg Fortress. Afterwards, listen to a "Best of Mozart"-concert within the most splendid halls of the fortress. Enjoy this unique combination crowned by a final high above the city's rooftops. Classic dinner menu: • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • Consommé of beef with semolina dumpling • Corn chicken breast supreme with vegetable rice and fruity sauce • Mozart dessert VIP dinner menu: • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • White wine soup with roasted Marcona almonds • Sous vide cooked short ribs from local beef on truffled peas mashed potatoes and grilled "tomato de Roma" or • Salzburger gold trout, "Müllerin art" with rosemary potatoes • Salzburger nockerl - Fluffy egg soufflé with vanilla cream and berries Vegetarian options are available upon request. Menus are subject to change. Salzburger Mozart Ensemble Extract from the program W.A.MOZART: “A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC” W.A.MOZART: Piano Quartet J. HAYDN: String Quartet W.A.MOZART: Clarinet Quintet F.SCHUBERT: Trout Quintet A.DVORAK: Waltzes J.STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg May to October every Thursday, Friday, Saturday Taking place in the most magnificent room in the city - the Golden Hall in the 900 year-old Fortress Hohensalzburg - the "Mozart - Strauss Orchestra Concerts" are unique to Salzburg. The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg is a highly professional and internationally sought-after chamber orchestra and plays in a line-up which regularly shifts in size. Deeply steeped in tradition, it predominantly performs the musical treasures of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. Extract from the program: W. A. MOZART: „A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC“ W. A. MOZART: Symphony KV 138 W. A. MOZART: Piano Concert J.S. BACH: Concert for 2 Violins J. STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more The program is subject to modification.

Salzburg Cathedral: Organ Concert at Midday

8. Salzburg Cathedral: Organ Concert at Midday

Experience the pure baroque spectacle of an organ concert inside one of Salzburg, Austria's major attractions. Listen to this midday performance and hark back to the days of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hear the toll of the noon-time bells, and get ready for the sounds of Salzburg Cathedral's seven organs. Look up at the imposing dome which dominates the cityscape. See the marble facade and feel transported back through time. Step into the interior of the cathedral and admire its purity of style. Feel the special light effect in the muted nave. Affirm faith in the light-flooded sanctuary, before concluding this short afternoon concert.

From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

9. From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

The first highlight of this tour is the visit to the Eagle's Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have the opportunity to eat lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden. Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miners life underground. Finally, you will visit the Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself with a few Bavarian specialities in the romantic village of Berchtesgaden before you will return to Salzburg.  

Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

10. Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

Step back in time to the Middle Ages at Hohenwerfen Castle, a former fortification built in the 11th century and located on a steep peak high above the Salzach valley in the Pongau region of Salzburg. Choose between options that include a funicular ride up to and down from the castle, or make your own way up to the 155-meter (509-foot) peak with a 15-minute walk through light woodland.  Don’t forget to explore the arsenal, belfry, and royal apartment to see what life back then must have looked like. Besides discovering what the fortress has to offer, another highlight of your visit will definitely be a stunning flight demonstration by the historic State Falconry Center. Primarily, they show domestic birds of prey in free flight. You will also get access to the Austrian Falconry Museum, which is currently hosting the “Where Eagles Dare” exhibition in the Pump Vaults. Don't miss out on the interactive “The Legend Of Jack, Witches and Wizards in Salzburg” exhibition, nor the exhibition on the architectural history of the fortress. Bring your kids along to explore the fortress grounds, and take them on a fun riddle rally.

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An excellent and heart-warming Christmas surprise, neatly gift-wrapped with incredible charm! The musicians are world-class. Their passion and love for their music is reflected with the vim and vigor with which Vivaldi was performed. The soloists were unparalleled, the music hall at Mirabel Palace is like something from a Baroque dream, and the meal served beforehand made this a Christmas gift that will forever be remembered. Unforgettable. Highly recommend this item for anyone visiting Salzburg, and wishing to feel like royalty, even if only for a couple of hours!

Very entertaining and nice way to spend a night in the city of music

Maxine was very informative and caring about your group. Excellent!

Amazing time and tour. The guide did an amazing job

Very knowledgeable and friendly! June was fabulous!