Are you in search of an enchanting city that caters to a diverse range of interests? Look no further than Salzburg, Austria. Whether your passion lies in history, stunning landscapes, or delectable cuisine, Salzburg is the quintessential destination.

Salzburg, a captivating Austrian city, boasts a plethora of attractions that will captivate and delight visitors. From awe-inspiring historic landmarks to exhilarating modern offerings, Salzburg has it all. Whether you're yearning for the charm of Alpine vistas or the vibrant energy of a bustling city, Salzburg caters to your desires. Nestled amidst picturesque mountains and steeped in cultural heritage at every turn, this elegant city provides an extensive array of captivating activities for travelers with diverse tastes.

Situated in the northern region of Austria, right on the border with Germany, Salzburg graces the banks of the River Salzach and is embraced by majestic mountains, including the towering Untersberg, which soars 1,973 meters above the city. Thanks to its strategic location between two countries and its proximity to mountains, rivers, and lakes, Salzburg offers a wealth of outdoor pursuits, from biking and hiking to skiing and more.

The heart of Salzburg, its historic center, has earned the prestigious designation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to its remarkable baroque architecture and distinctive ambiance. While exploring this captivating city, it would be remiss not to visit some of its most iconic landmarks. These include the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress, dating back to 1077, the splendid Mirabell Palace & Gardens, constructed in 1606, and the birthplace of the revered classical composer Mozart. Additionally, visitors can engage with the wonders of science at The House of Nature Museum or simply lose themselves in the enchanting labyrinth of Salzburg's charming streets.

Of course, no visit to Salzburg is complete without savoring its delectable cuisine. Local gastronomy combines Austrian culinary traditions with international influences, making it a haven for food enthusiasts. Indulge in classic Austrian dishes such as Wiener schnitzel or Bratwurst with sauerkraut, and be sure to leave room for dessert. Austrian strudel, whether the delightful Applestrudel or the Topfenstrudel, filled with a luscious cottage cheese cream, promises an exquisite treat. For those who relish coffee and pastries, Salzburg boasts an abundance of charming cafes where you can enjoy these delights throughout your stay.

In this article, we will delve into some of Salzburg's top attractions that make it an exceptional destination. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey of exploration!

1. Explore the Old Town of Salzburg

The historic center of Salzburg, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is filled with historic buildings, large squares, fascinating museums, and fantastic cobblestone streets.

In this small compact center you can find most of Salzburg's historic landmarks, cafes and restaurants, trendy shops and shopping streets, as well as jewelry and craft workshops.

Explore the city's main squares such as; in the Domplatz, which is also the main entrance to the DomQuartier museum complex, you can admire the impressive statue of the Marian Column in the middle of the square, while around the square you can choose and go for a short ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

Adjacent to Domplatz is the imposing square known as Residenzplatz, a 16th-century square with an impressive 14-meter baroque fountain.

Residenzplatz is also home to an impressive bell tower, the Salzburger Glockenspiel, which plays Mozart's music three times a day with 35 bells.

A little further away is the Mozartplatz square where the famous Mozart statue is located.

It is also definitely worth visiting the Alter Markt, which is the oldest weekly market in Salzburg. Alter Markt is home to one of Austria's oldest cafés known as Café Tomaselli.

On the other hand, next to Café Tomaselli is Salzburg's smallest house with a width of only 1.42 meters.

Those who go to Hohensalzburg Fortress, whether on foot or by cable car, will definitely not miss Kapitelplatz. A square whose main feature is a golden ball in the middle.

Also on the edge of the square is the historic Kapitelschwemme - a horse pond with a baroque fountain depicting Neptune - the god of the sea and horses. People gather in the square to play chess on a large chessboard, and various events take place there.

Also, one of the most beautiful streets in Salzburg should not be missed. Getreidegasse, one of the main pedestrian shopping streets, lined with quaint old houses, including Mozart's Birthplace.

Almost every shop, bar and restaurant has original wrought iron signs, which makes this street especially charming.

Other charming streets that are recommended to go through are Steingasse, one of the oldest streets in Salzburg, it runs along the foot of the Kapuzinerberg parallel to the Salzach river.

The Goldgasse connects the Alter Markt with the Residenzplatz and has been a major point of craftsmanship for centuries.

As well as Judengasse, a narrow historic shopping street commonly referred to as an extension of Getreidegasse.

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2. Mirabell Palace and Gardens

Mirabell Palace and Gardens is one of Salzburg's true treasures, located on the right bank of the Salzach River only about 2 kilometers from Salzburg's Old Town and a must-see destination for any traveler.

Its history dates back to 1606, when it was built by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich as a home for himself and his beloved, and was originally known as Schloss (castle) Altenau.

Between 1721 and 1727, when the palace was taken over by Mark Sittich von Hohenem, it was transformed into a stunning Baroque style and named Mirabell, which comes from the Italian combination of "admirable" and "beautiful".

A little over a hundred years later, the castle suffered a fire, as a result of which it acquired a neoclassical appearance.

Today, visitors to Salzburg can admire this historical landmark, which is included in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The remarkable Marble Hall (thankfully spared from the fire), once the banqueting hall of the Prince-Archbishop, where the world - legendary Classical Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once performed, now serves as a wedding hall, recognized as one of the most beautiful wedding halls in the world.

What's more, visitors to the Mirabell Palace and Gardens can admire the Marble Hall completely free of charge. Like the Great Staircase or "Angel Staircase", which is decorated with many excellent statues, which visitors will surely not miss as it leads to the beautiful Marble Hall.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to see the rest of the castle because it is used by the municipality.

But visitors can still stroll through its wonderful baroque gardens, which are often referred to as the Oasis of Salzburg.

mirabell-palace-gardens-salzburg-austria The peaceful oasis is decorated with striking statues and colorful flower gardens in various geometric shapes, and in addition, they offer a spectacular view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

By the way, these gardens are one of the places where the famous Hollywood movie "The Sound of Music" was filmed.

In Mirabella Gardens there are such noteworthy sights as: Pegasus Fountain - a horse sculpture fountain; Dwarf Garden with gnomes made of marble; the large fountain with four figures symbolizing water, earth, air and fire; Hedge Theatre, one of the oldest hedge theaters in Austria, where events are still held during the summer months; Orangery where there is a small Palm House with exotic plants; and the geometrically shaped Rose Garden in front of the Mirabell Palace.

There is no entrance fee for visiting the gardens here, and you will definitely remember them most vividly if you visit them in the season when everything around is blooming and green, i.e. from late spring through the whole summer to early autumn.

Good to Know!

The Marble Hall is open to guests of Salzburg on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, it may also be impossible to visit during these working hours, as it is a popular marriage hall, and a wedding ceremony may be taking place there.

The gardens, on the other hand, are open all year round, from early morning to late evening, except for the Dwarf Garden and Hedge Theater which are closed during the winter months.

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3. DomQuartier Salzburg

DomQuartier Salzburg is an expansive baroque museum complex located in the heart of the city.

It consists of the Salzburg Residence Palace, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Benedictine monastery combined together to create the impressive Museum, a must-see for anyone traveling to Salzburg, both for their historical heritage and affordable prices.

The history of DomQuartier dates back to the times when prince-archbishops ruled the city. They created masterpieces that are just so stunning to be protected and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

During the DomQuartier tour, visitors can explore the Salzburg Residence Palace with its 11 impressive prince-archbishopric State Rooms, decorated with impressive ceiling frescoes, fine stuccos, and gorgeous exquisite furnishings.

On the top floor of the Salzburg Residence, guests can admire the Residence Gallery, which is spread over 11 rooms and contains works of art painted by famous European painters between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Right next to the Salzburg Residence is the Salzburg Cathedral, one of Austria's most important Baroque churches, originally built in 774 AD, although it was extensively restored after a fire in the 1700s to give it its current appearance.

Visitors from the Salzburg Residence can access the Salzburg Cathedral via the terrace above the cathedral arches, revealing lovely views of the city.

The upper part of the Salzburg Cathedral houses the Cathedral Museum complex, which holds art from the 8th to the 18th century, including statues, paintings, and cathedral treasures.

In addition to art and treasures, you can also admire the cathedral's Organ Loft and the Chamber of Wonders.

Next, visitors can visit St. Peter's Abbey, which displays an incredible collection of religious artifacts from throughout its history.

On the way, visitors will see the Long Gallery - a gallery of former princes-archbishops' paintings located in a corridor about 70 meters long, adorned with excellent stucco ceilings.

St. Peter's Abbey is one of the most important religious sites in Austria and has been a place of pilgrimage since its founding in AD 696.

Today, visitors can explore this stunning abbey complex, including its impressive Baroque church built in 1702. Just outside the abbey is well-maintained St. Peter's Catacombs and St. Peter's Cemetery, the peaceful resting place of many famous Austrians, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's sister, Nannerl.

Good to Know!

DomQuartier Salzburg is open to visitors every day (except Tuesdays) from 10 am to 5 pm. In July and August until 6 pm. However, it may also be unavailable if there are any events.

The entrance fee is 13 euros per adult (for a visit to the entire complex, that's right - ALL in one price), and with amazing discounts for other groups of people, i.e. students, youth, seniors, etc. Learn more here.

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4. Take a tour through Mozart Birthplace and Mozart Residence

Taking a self-guided tour through places that reflect Mozart's life is definitely one of the top things to do in Salzburg, especially for Mozart fans.

As it is already known, Salzburg is the city of Mozart, where he was born and grew up. Mostly the whole city is partly about his life and music; statues, performances, concert halls, squares, melodies - it's impossible not to notice all this while walking through the city.

But in addition to these notable highlights, Mozart's Birthplace and Mozart's Residence are also worth a visit, where Mozart's life and his rich musical heritage are reflected.

Mozart's Birthplace (Mozart Geburtshaus) is the place, or more precisely the house on Getreidegasse nr. 9, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756.

This museum/exhibition is one of the city's top attractions and is definitely a must-see for everyone. In this three-story building, an exhibition has been created where visitors are introduced to Mozart's family members, friends, the living conditions in which he grew up until the age of 17, and his musical career.

The museum displays some of his personal musical instruments, such as a violin and clavichord, and other memorabilia of his.

The next place closely associated with Mozart is the Mozart Residence (Mozart-Wohnhaus).

It is located a few hundred meters from Mozart's Birthplace on the other side of the Salzach River, near the Mirabell Palace.

In the Mozart Residence, you can see his original musical instruments, an audiovisual collection with at least 33,000 sound and image recordings, an autograph vault containing letters and drafts, as well as the "House of the Magic Flute" - the shed where Mozart composed the famous piece The Magic Flute.

Good to Know!

Both Mozart's Birthplace and Mozart's Residence are open daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm, with some exceptions on holidays and during Mozart Week.

The entrance fee for both is 12 euros per adult, the combined ticket is 18.50, which includes the Place of Birth and the Residence. Great discounts for children, students, seniors.

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5. Explore Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress is a medieval fortress located on top of the Festungsberg hill altitude of 506 meters almost in the middle of Salzburg. It was built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard and expanded over the centuries by successive Archbishops.

Over the centuries, the Hohensalzburg fortress complex has been home to prince-archbishops, military barracks, a fortress, a fort, and even a prison.

Now, it is one of the largest and best preserved 11th century fortresses in all of Europe, featuring elements from both Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

It also boasts some of the most intricate stonework you can find in Europe with its ornate pillars, towers, walls, and doors.

The castle is also home to several historical artifacts that have been carefully preserved throughout the centuries. This includes armor from various eras, ancient weapons, paintings from famous artists like Rubens, and more! While exploring these exhibits you can get a sense of how life would have been like for those who lived here many years ago.

Today visitors to Hohensalzburg Castle can enjoy its stunning views of Salzburg city and its surrounding as well as take a tour of the grounds which include numerous courtyards, gardens and other attractions such as:

the Marionette Museum, which exhibits "living puppets" from the world-famous Salzburg Puppet Theater; the Fortress Museum where you can learn about the history of this incredible structure;

the Rainer Regiment Museum consisting of artifacts from the old Salzburg House Regiment; the Armory where to see the fortress canons, guns, cannonballs, torture equipment etc.;

the Prince's Chambers, consisting of the luxurious Prince's Hall with its late Gothic interior and delicately painted linen, the Golden Chamber with its marble doors and exquisite tile stove, and the Golden Hall with marble columns and a blue ceiling with stars.

In these rooms, both the furniture and the interior have been preserved unchanged from the 16th century.

Hohensalzburg Castle is truly a sight to behold! In addition, if you are lucky, you can be in the presence of one of the concerts - Salzburger Festungskonzerte, that are regularly held in the fortress walls.

Visitors have two options to get to the castle, either by foot along the footpath or by the Fortress Funicular directly from the city center.

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6. Hiking Kapuzinerberg in Salzburg

Are you looking for a hike that offers an array of stunning views, steep drops, and a cultural experience?

Look no further than the historic Kapuzinerberg mountain located in the heart of Austria’s fourth largest city, Salzburg.

Unique hiking routes can be enjoyed by everyone, from beginners to experienced hikers.

Kapuzinerberg is a great hike for anyone who loves nature and wants to take in some breathtaking sites. As you ascend this picturesque mountain, you will come across many different types of vegetation, ranging from alpine meadows to lush forests.

You may also spot some wildlife such as chamois.

The highlight of your trip will definitely be when you reach the top where you will be greeted with amazing panoramic views of the Salzburg city and its surrounding mountains.

There are also plenty of places near the trails if you need refreshments or souvenirs during your hike like a café or shop selling locally made products.

In addition to the beautiful scenery, there are also several cultural attractions to explore while hiking Kapuzinerberg including numerous historical churches, monuments, and ruins dating back centuries ago.

One particular site is the Capuchin Monastery (Kapuzinerkloster) which was built in 1602 and remains one of Salzburg’s most iconic landmarks even today.

In addition to the monastery, you will find St. Johannes am Imberg Church, as well as the Hettwer Bastei (a great viewpoint) with a unique views of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the historic center of Salzburg on the opposite side of the river.

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7. A Tour Through Hellbrunn Palace and Gardens with Trick Fountains

Hellbrunn Palace is nestled at the foot of Hellbrunn hills, just 5 kilometers south away from Salzburg.This Baroque palace holds a treasure trove of secrets and surprises for those who take the time to explore it.

Hellbrunn Palace was built between 1612 and 1615 a pleasure palace for Archbishop Markus Sittik von Hohenheim. This means that the palace once served as a place for celebrations, and practically nothing has changed, even today everyone can celebrate special occasions in the palace and have fun in its gardens.

The architecture reflects the Baroque style popular at the time, with intricate details and ornate decorations throughout the palace. It has been open to the public since 1892, when its owner at that time gave it to the city of Salzburg as a gift.

One of the main attractions at Hellbrunn are its extensive gardens. They are filled with beautiful flowers and fountains, as well as an outdoor theater where operas and other plays were once performed.

There is also a maze that visitors can explore, which leads to an artificial grotto filled with sculptures of mythical creatures.

What really sets Hellbrunn apart from other palaces is its network of secret trick fountains. These fountains were designed by Archbishop Sitticus himself, who wanted to surprise his guests with unexpected showers!

The fountains are located all around the palace grounds and are triggered by hidden levers behind certain statues or doors.

When unsuspecting visitors pass by these spots, they will get drenched by a sudden burst of water! It’s quite a sight—and certainly an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

In addition to trick fountains that can surprise the unprepared at any moment, the palace gardens also have a small white music pavilion where scenes for "The Sound of Music" movie were filmed, a children's playground, a sculpture park where contemporary art sculptures are installed every year.

One of the biggest highlights is the Water-Powered Mechanical Theater, where around 256 wooden figures depict scenes from the life of the medieval city: guards parade up and down accompanied by music, circus people that dance, a brass band and other interesting scenes that will surely fascinate both children and adults.

On the other hand, inside the castle, those interested can view the interactive permanent exhibition "GrandDelight" where the castle and its history are reflected.

Don't forget to visit the Folklore Museum, a little up the hill and perfectly visible from the gardens. The building that now serves as a museum was once the hunting lodge of Prince-Archbishop Markus Sitić.

The three floors of the museum house the cultural treasures of the Salzburg people, i.e. luxurious country furniture, traditional Salzburg costumes, historical masks and much more.

The gardens of Hellbrunn are not only beautiful and exciting in summer, but also in winter when Advent approaches.

From mid-November, the gardens are transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland with thousands of lights and a Christmas market. Here, visitors can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of waiting for Christmas, go cross-country skiing in the park, sip mulled wine, and get some nice gifts for their loved ones.

In addition, there is also the family-friendly Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn, just a kilometer away from Hellbrunn Palace. Salzburg Zoo is spread over 14 hectares and has more than 1,500 animals ranging from African lions to domestic brown bears.

Natural hills and rocks provide an excellent habitat for animals where they can play and even hide from visitors.

Good to Know!

Hellbrunn Palace is easily accessible from Salzburg either by car (parking is available at a cost of no more than 4 euros), or by bus using bus line 25 from the city center or main station, as well as by Salzach Cruise.

Standard Entrance fee 13.50 euros per adult, children up to 4 years old pay nothing, from 4-18 years - 6 euros . Great discounts for groups of other people, including families, students, disabled people. The ticket price will include a visit to the park, castle and Folklore museum. (as of 2023)

Hellbrunn Palace, Little Month Palace (Folklore museum) and the Trick Fountains, are open from spring to autumn.

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8. Visiting other museums in Salzburg

In addition to the main museums mentioned above, Salzburg has many other fascinating museums to visit.

Most of them are perfectly useful when it's raining outside or during the winter when visitors want to spend more time indoors.

Salzburg Museum - this museum displays historical and contemporary art from Salzburg artists. It is located in the city center next to Mozartplatz.

Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum (Christmas Museum) - Christmas all year round!

Yes, it is possible by visiting the Christmas Museum. This museum has a private Christmas collection, which consists of all kinds of Christmas decorations and historical stories.

Children and Christmas lovers will definitely appreciate it. This museum is also located in the center, in Mozart Square.

Panorama Museum - which houses a lovely 360-degree painting depicting local views of the city and with binoculars to see nearby.

Although this is a relatively small and "quick" museum, children will definitely enjoy it. It is located on the Residenzplatz square opposite the DomQuartier.

Toy Museum Salzburg - a great place to spend time with smaller children for several hours.

Practically it is like a playground with exciting interactive games, climbing structures, construction and machines.

It is located at Bürgerspitalgasse 2, about 600 meters from Mozart Square on foot.

Haus der Natur - a large family-friendly interactive museum of science and natural history.

The museum has science areas specially designed for children to experiment with.

Also, on its five floors, there are various exhibits to explore, from aquariums to outer space. The museum also has a restaurant, if guests are tired from exploring and need to recharge!

It is located a little further than the Toy Museum Salzburg on Museumsplatz 5, about 800 meters from Mozart Square on foot.

Museum der Moderne - a modern art museum located on top of a cliff. To get there, you can use the funicular located next to the Haus der Natur museum, or you can walk.

On the rock you can see not only modern art, but also eat in the restaurant and enjoy the view of Salzburg!

Hangar-7 - although it is not located in the city center and is not easily accessible by foot, it is still worth visiting, especially since it costs nothing.

In this museum you can see airplanes, formula 1 cars, motorcycles, simply - things that mostly guys are passionate about!

It is located at Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7a, next to Salzburg Airport.

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9. Gaisberg mountain adventure

The Gaisberg lies just a few kilometers to the east from Salzburg's Old Town, making it a convenient getaway for visitors and locals alike.

If you don’t own a car, don’t worry - there's also a bus link available from outside Mirabell Palace.

Reaching an elevation of 1287 m above sea level, this mountain provides stunning views of the surrounding Salzburg basin and is the perfect spot to engage in some much-needed outdoor activities!

With over 20 km of well-marked trails ranging in length and difficulty, outdoor enthusiasts can wander through forests, meadows, and alpine streams as they engage in paragliding or mountain biking.

So if you're looking for a break from the historical hustle & bustle of Salzburg town center, take a hike up the majestic Gaisberg – it's sure to not disappoint!

10. Visit Open-Air Museum of Salzburg

The Open-Air Museum of Salzburg (Salzburger Freilichtmuseum), Austria is a unique and fascinating attraction.

Established in 1958, it showcases the traditional and rural aspects of life in the area in a way that has kept the old-world charm of Salzburg alive.

The museum contains more than 100 authentic buildings which have been brought here from all across Austria, as well as exhibitions that contemplate topics such as folk music and folk art.

Furthermore, this living museum also consists of an outdoor theater and an auditorium for workshops related to traditional Austrian culture.

A stroll through the huge grounds will reveal many activities such as weaving demonstrations, animal husbandry and craftsmanship that reflect authentic regional lifestyles—it's like stepping back in time!

Whether you're coming from near or far, this priceless attraction should not be missed when in Salzburg.

Good to Know!

The Open-Air Museum of Salzburg is about a 30-minute drive from Salzburg near the Austrian-German border. Plan at least half a day to visit it.

The entrance fee is 12.00 euros per adult, and children under 6 are free(as of 2023). Nice and affordable entrance fees for pupils, students, family, seniors.

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11. Take the cable car to Untersberg

Soaring up to the top of Untersberg by cable car is an experience unlike any other attraction in Salzburg.

In just over 8 minutes, the impressive Untersbergbahn cable-car will take visitors to the top of Geiereck, which is 1,776 meters above sea level, revealing stunning views of the surrounding area. On a clear day it is even possible to see the well-known Chiemsee on the German side and the Salzkammergut lakes on the Austrian side.

unterbergbahn-salzburg The Untersberg mountain is practically a mountain that borders both Berchtesgaden in Germany and Salzburg in Austria.

Its highest peak, the Berchtesgaden Hochthron is 1,973 meters above sea level, although it is not one of the highest mountains in either Austria or Germany, it offers breathtaking views and plenty of things to do all year round.

In the summer, hikers and mountain bikers flock to the Untersberg, while in the winter it is popular with skiers and snowboarders.

In addition, the Untersberg mountain, which is the basis for one of the most iconic scenes of "The Sound of Music".

Fans from all over the world flock to the Untersberg every year, attracted by its cinematic landmarks and enchanting landscapes, which are as captivating today as ever - ideal for those who want to engage with the magic touch of movies and capture eternal memories on top of Salzburg's Hochtron - 1,853 meters above sea level!

The Untersberg cable car station is located in Gartenau, which is about 10 kilometers from the historic center of Salzburg. Find more information about prices and working hours here.

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12. Nonnberg Abbey

Nonnberg Abbey, an iconic Benedictine monastery located at the foot of the Festungsberg in Salzburg, Austria is one of the oldest female convents in the German-speaking world.

Drawing visitors from all over the world, Nonnberg Abbey is famous for its stunning Gothic architectural elements, exquisite murals and smaller works of art.

However, what truly makes this abbey a legendary tourist hotspot is its connection to the most popular movie production, "The Sound of Music''.

The opening scenes of this iconic romance story were filmed at Nonnberg Abbey and thus has been intrinsically linked with Salzburg ever since.

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13. Take Salzburg City Cruises

Taking a cruise on the Salzach River is one of the best ways to experience all that Salzburg has to offer.

Although, there are countless cruise tour offers here in Salzburg.

The most popular tour is on the panoramic speedboat "Amadeus Salzburg", which departs from the Old Town and then proceeds down river for 4 kilometers, providing unparalleled views of both Salzburg and its beauty surrounding the countryside.

After this awe-inspiring cruise trip, passengers have the opportunity to board a London Double Decker bus for a short journey to Hellbrunn palace, where they can view its baroque architecture and take in the world-famous trick fountains and the famous Music pavilion where The Sound of Music was filming.

After that, you can either cruise back to the city center or take the Hop-on Hip-off bus back to the center.

Find the most suitable cruise for you and enjoy not only different views of the city, but also other impressive historical landmarks around Salzburg.

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And Finally… There's something for everyone in Salzburg; from breathtaking views to rich history and delicious cuisine - this city will not disappoint!

With plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors there is no shortage of things to do here.

Follow our guide and enjoy the best holidays in Salzburg, Austria.