Is Salzburg really the 'little sister' of Vienna? That's what makes the city so worth seeing.

Art, culture and many great sights. Salzburg is one of the most beautiful baroque cities in Europe. The birthplace of Mozart fascinates with narrow alleys and wide squares in the old town. Besides the world-famous Salzburg Festival, the city offers interesting and exciting occasions for a trip at any time of the year.

  • Travel period: 2 days
  • Best time to travel: May to October
  • Main dish: 15 €

Arrival

Salzburg Airport is directly approached from many European cities. From here you can take the bus lines 2 or 15 to the city centre. The main railway station is only 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Tourist Information are located at the main station and in the city centre (Mozartplatz). 

Hotel

We recommend the IMLAUER Hotel PITTER* (including 15% discount on your hotel booking, ad). The 4-star superior hotel is located near the Mirabell Garden. The rooms are spacious and stylishly furnished. The breakfast on the 6th floor is a highlight.

Places of interest

The Hohensalzburg Castle is almost 1000 years old. It is the largest completely preserved castle in Central Europe and is a landmark of Salzburg. Just like parts of the old town, the castle is a UNESCO world heritage site. The prince's rooms are worth seeing. The furnishings are original and have remained unchanged since 1501. One of the highlights is the multimedia magic theatre. The visitors can immerse themselves in the royal world.

The famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756. In his honour there is a statue of him on Mozartplatz . In Mozart’s birth house you can find out even more interesting facts about the musician's life's work. In addition, the Salzburg Festival takes place every year and is considered the world's most important festival of classical music and performing arts.

Mozart lives on here in form of Mozart Balls. They have been produced manually according to the original recipe for over 130 years by Fürst Confectionery (ad). In the café in the old town you can treat yourself to a coffee with a delicious Mozart ball.

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With one admission ticket (included in the SalzburgCard; ad) you can discover the DomQuartier Salzburg with its four museums - a cultural highlight in the heart of the old town.

On Getreidegasse you will find many international shops, historical inns and many traditional costume shops. At the end of the Getreidegasse you go directly to the Mönchsberg elevator . The elevator has been in operation since 1890 and will take you to the top in 30 seconds, from where you have a great view of the city. Especially in the afternoon the lift is worth the trip. Here you will also find the Museum of Modern Art with many exciting temporary exhibitions.

The Mirabell Palace with the world-famous Mirabell Garden is only a few meters away from the Imlauer Hotel Pitter. The marble hall in the palace is considered one of the most beautiful wedding halls in the world.

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The Stiegl brewery is a traditional estate. You could taste all kinds of beer here all day long. In addition, there is pretzel with Obazda - a great snack!

Speaking of food: In Salzburg you must try the Austrian cuisine. In the Braurestaurant Imlauer (ad) the choice is really huge. Our recommendation is the original Wiener Schnitzel (veal) and Tafelspitz (beef). For dessert you have to take Kaiserschmarn or Salzburger Nockerln. Simply delicious!

A good alternative is the Italian restaurant taste.it (Advertising).

Do you have time for a crazy palace? The Hellbrunn Palace is a place of experience just as it was over 400 years ago. Mystical grottos, water-powered figures and treacherous splashing fountains can be found here. You'll definitely get wet!

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Hellbrunn Palace, Salzburg
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Getting around in Salzburg

The Salzburg's old town can be explored on foot. But the public transport is also very well developed. You will need it if you want to go on an excursion to the surroundings of Salzburg, for example to Hellbrunn Palace.

With the Salzburg Card (ad) available for 24, 48 or 72 hours) you have free entry to many of Salzburg's sights and you can take the bus and train free of charge.

Rental car

With a rental car you can explore even more beautiful places in the surroundings of Salzburg. Munich for example, is only 90 minutes from Salzburg. Book your car now under the following link:

In Salzburg the people are super friendly and the food simply delicious. But you have to be careful with all the goodies that you don't go back home two kilos heavier :D
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