What's on in Salzburg
World Accordion Championships
Live Concerts and Fireworks
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Fourth-largest city in Austria
Public buses go at regular intervals to the main railway station and the city centre. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes.
2hrs by train
Combine Salzburg with a trip to Munich, the nearby capital of Bavaria.
A variety of shops can be found in the narrow alleyways of Salzburg's Old Town. Here, you will find everything from international brands to small exclusive boutiques. Many traditional shops are located near Getreidegasse, the location for many bakeries, wineries, confectioners and tailors.
Located in a dignified stone building, this is one of the best places in town to buy local Austrian handicrafts and original traditional costumes.
An excellent pastry shop in the centre of the Old Town. The store's specialty is the highly acclaimed 'Mozart Kugeln', a delicious praline made of pistachio, marzipan, and hazelnut nougat dipped in chocolate.
The Getreidegasse is Salzburg's most famous shopping street, and also where Mozart's birthplace is located.
In the 15th century, in front of the Salzburg Domplatz, a simple bric-a-brac market started life. This now has over 1 million visitors per year, making it one of the most famous Christmas markets in Austria. A starry sky gives this market its distinctive, romantic appearance. You can find traditional arts and crafts, decorative items, festive Christmas ornaments and toys that are hard to find anywhere else. Of course the trip won't be complete without sampling one of the many Salzburg delicacies and pastries.
This renovated inn, established in 1407, is one of the most sought after venues in Salzburg. The cuisine and wine list are excellent and the restaurant is staffed with a superb team of chefs and waiters.
Dine at the oldest restaurant in Europe while listening to the music of Mozart. Enjoy a delicious three course candlelit dinner, prepared as it would have been in the 17th and 18th centuries, while local opera singers and musicians perform some of Mozart's finest work. Aside from a collection of baroque banquet rooms, there is an inner courtyard with vaults cut from the living rock, a handful of dignified wood-paneled rooms, and a brick-vaulted cellar with a tile floor and rustic chandeliers. In addition to wine from the abbey's own vineyards, the tavern serves good home-style Austrian cooking.
This renowned café opens onto one of the most charming cobblestone squares of Salzburg's Old Town. Choose from 40 different kinds of homemade cakes and a wide range of drinks.
This excellent pastry shop in the centre of the Old Town. The store's speciality is the highly acclaimed 'Mozart Kugel', a delicious praline delicacy made of pistachio, marzipan and hazelnut nougat, dipped in chocolate.
One of the city's top attractions and a fine example of 17th century Baroque architecture.
Visit Mozart's birthplace and residential house of his family. The Mozart family lived on the third floor of the 'Hagenauer House' at Getreide gasse 9 for 26 years, from 1747 to 1773. The celebrated composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born here on 27 January 1756.The integrated museum now hosts precious relics such as the violin Mozart used to play as a child as well as portraits, letters and other memorabilia of the Mozart family.
The massive fortress built on Festungsberg Mountain crowns the city of Salzburg. To get there, you can hike up one of the paths or take the funicular from Festungsgasse. The Fortress Museum is distinguished mainly by its collection of medieval art.
This palace and its gardens were originally built as a luxurious private residence in the style of the Tuileries in Paris. Today, the palace is the official residence of the mayor of Salzburg.
A popular spot for outings from Salzburg, this palace dates from the early 17th century and was built as a hunting lodge and summer residence. The palace gardens, one of the oldest baroque formal gardens in Europe, are known for their trick fountains.
The annual cultural events, which reach their peak at the Salzburg Festival, overshadow the club scene and beer halls. It's said that there is a musical event, often a Mozart concert, staged virtually every night in Salzburg. Free concerts are frequently presented by students in the Mozarteum (Schwarzstrasse 26) and in summer, free brass-band concerts are performed in the Mirabell Gardens.
Salzburger Schlosskonzerte, Mirabell Castle: The Salzburger Schlosskonzerte (Palace Concerts) are presenting the best ensembles. The carefully chosen programs combined with the beautiful, historic venue create the perfect atmosphere. Unchanged since the days of Mozart, concerts are staged in the richly decorated baroque chambers.
Chez Roland: A stylish, unusual cocktail bar which is set within an old salt storage cellar with a vaulted ceiling that allows natural illumination.