Salzburg is located in the western part of Austria, near the border with Germany. The city is the fourth most populous in the country. Tourists come here to walk through the narrow streets of the city, explore the facades of ancient buildings in the Baroque style, and enjoy the picturesque views. In winter, Salzburg becomes the starting point for skiers going to the ski resorts of the Austrian Alps.

Some architectural sites of the city are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Salzburg is the birthplace of the brilliant musician and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The place where he was born is perhaps the main attraction of the city. The house in which he lived was turned into a museum and opened to visitors.

Salzburg, Austria Travel Guide

Salzburg How to get there?

Getting to Salzburg is pretty easy. This is a large city, which has an international airport, railway station and bus station. The airport named after V.A. Mozart receives flights from most cities of the world. In winter, the Salzburg Airport opens a separate terminal for charter flights, especially for ski tours to the region. The airport is only 5 km from the city, it can be reached in 20 minutes. Buses number 2, 8 and 27 quickly and comfortably take you to the city center. Of course, you can also take a taxi.

By train or bus, you can get to Salzburg only from European cities. In particular, it is most convenient to do this from Vienna and Munich. Travel time will be from 2 to 3 hours.

Salzburg, Austria Travel Guide

Public transport in the city is easily accessible. You can move around the city on buses and trolley buses (Stadtbus). In addition, you can rent a bike or a car. Choose a way to move to your taste.

Sights of Salzburg

The historic center of the (Old Town) Salzburg is listed as a UNESCO. The buildings of the 17th and 18th centuries are perfectly preserved and widely known for their Baroque architecture.

A popular place for walking is the Getreidegasse street, which runs across the Old Town from the Residenzplatz square. On this street stands the house where Wolfgang Mozart was born, a museum is open to visitors. In the cemetery Sebastian is the tomb of the great maestro’s wife.

Salzburg has many tourist attractions; whose history goes back many years. They are located not only in the city center, but also beyond. For example, the medieval castle of Hohensalzburg, located at an altitude of 12 m above sea level on Mount Festungberg. You can get to it on foot or by cable car.

Salzburg, Austria Travel Guide

On weekends, Salzburg is full of nightlife. Fans of entertainment will easily find clubs and bars where you can have fun.

Salzburg will also be interesting for children. If you are relaxing with your family, be sure to visit the Toy Museum, the zoo or the Fantaziana and Ruhpolding amusement park.

Other interesting places to visit include:

  • Mirabell Palace and Park
  • Nature house
  • Hellbrunn Palace and Fountains
  • Museum of Contemporary Art on the Monschberg Mountain
  • Monastery of St. Peter and the Catacombs
  • Cathedral Quarter
  • Anif city
  • Exhibition Pavilion “Hangar-7”
  • Leopoldskron Castle
  • High Tauern National Park
  • Convent Nonnberg

Hotels in Salzburg

Hotels in Salzburg offer a wide range of accommodation. At the same time, the prices in hotels do not really depend on the location (only in the area of the railway station are they slightly lower). In many, even cheap rooms breakfast is included in the price.

Salzburg, Austria Travel Guide

As in all of Europe, Salzburg also has many offers from hostels and guest houses. The price per day is from 50 Euros and higher. For those who prefer to relax in silence in nature, in Salzburg there are suggestions for accommodation in the houses of the country.