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
2hrs by train
Combine Salzburg with a trip to Munich, the nearby capital of
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
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
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.
Stiftskeller St. Peter
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
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.
Mirabell Castle & Gardens
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
Hellbrunn Palace, Park & Fountains
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
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.