Top attractions in Salzburg
Top 7 things to do in Salzburg
A fabulous city with a rich history and beautiful architecture, Salzburg is an oft-overlooked gem of Europe. Here are the top 7 things to do with your time in this fairy tale of a city.
1. Salzburg's Old Town
On the banks of the aqua-hued River Salzach lies the enchanting historic center of Salzburg. Treat yourself to a tour of its winding streets and copper topped cathedrals.
5. Salzburg Zoo
Nothing average about this zoo! Lush animal habitats spread out over floodplains and rocky hillsides, making for such unusal sights as zebras grazing in a green meadow.
6. Salzburg Cathedral
As the seat of Salzburg's historically powerful Roman Catholic Archdiocese, one can expect magnificence from this stunning landmark. Fun fact: Mozart was baptized here!
7. Hohensalzburg Fortress
Visible from miles away, Salzburg's iconic mountain-top fortress is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Be sure to meander its golden chambers and kingly halls.
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Planning Your Visit
How many days to spend in Salzburg?
With a population of under 150,000, Salzburg is a relatively small town. You'd be able to see most of the city's highlights in a day if you're hustling. But take it easy, and leave enough time to get your strudel on! Three days is recommended, especially if you plan to take a daytrip to Hellbrunn Palace or elsewhere.
Where to stay?
Salzburg is brimming with great hotels and top notch hostels, so take your pick! Do yourself a favor and find a cozy spot on either side of the river, close to the city center.
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Sightseeing in Salzburg
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What people are saying about Salzburg
A highlight of our time in Salzburg. Sent friendly reminders and countdowns for the event. Worth it to upgrade to Blue - first choice of seating on cruise, upscale menu choices and seating, as well as prime seating for the concert. Everything is well organized and professionally done.
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.
It was an excellent concert and one of the best Mozart music experience you can get in Salzburg. A must do activity if you do visit Salzburg.
Enjoyed the trip. I was glad we took the mines instead of the eagles nest as the weather wasn’t too good so it was the perfect tour for us.
Excellent quartet Mozart concert with violin, viola, cello and klavier. Professional musicians in a beautiful hall.