The Best Things to Do in Salzburg

Visit Salzburg city center, Austria, best things to do in Salzburg

To visit Salzburg is like to step into a living postcard, where history, culture, and natural beauty blend seamlessly. Something we highly recommend during your Austrian holiday.

After a restful hotel night at one of the three Leonardo Hotels in the city, there are many things to do in Salzburg, Start your sightseeing with a visit to the iconic Mirabell Palace and Gardens, renowned for their Baroque splendour. Stroll across the Makartsteg Bridge to admire the “love locks” and the picturesque Salzach River

mirabell palace, Salzburg, Austria

While you’re in Salzburg, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the historic Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can wander down charming cobblestone streets and visit Mozart’s birthplace. And of course, plan your time to visit the formidable Hohensalzburg Fortress that looms over the city and take in the view.

Old Town, Salzburg, Austria

As your Salzburg holiday unfolds, take a leisurely walk to the Sound of Music Tour locations or explore the serene Hellbrunn Palace and its delightful trick fountains. With its alpine backdrop and cultural treasures, Salzburg offers a captivating experience for every traveller.

Hellbrunn Palace, Salzburg, Austria

Once you’ve covered the iconic tourist spots of Salzburg, and now it’s time to delve into the hidden gems and unique experiences this enchanting city has to offer. Salzburg is a treasure trove of culture, history, and charm, and beyond the well-trodden paths lie secrets waiting to be uncovered.

Let’s explore also the lesser-known facets of this Austrian gem:
  • Museum der Moderne: Explore contemporary art at the Museum der Moderne, showcasing innovative exhibitions and modern masterpieces.
  • Hangar-7: Visit Hangar-7, an extraordinary building that houses a collection of historic aeroplanes, Formula 1 race cars, and contemporary art installations.
  • St. Peter Stiftskeller: Dine in one of the oldest restaurants in Europe, St. Peter Stiftskeller, where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner in the atmospheric underground vaults.
  • Café Tomaselli: Experience the historic ambiance of Café Tomaselli, Austria’s oldest coffeehouse, where you can savour delicious pastries and soak in the local culture.
  • Gaisberg Mountain: For a unique view of the city, hike or take a bus to Gaisberg Mountain and enjoy a peaceful escape with panoramic vistas.
  • Salzburg Beer Tour: Join a beer tour to discover local craft breweries and learn about Salzburg’s burgeoning beer scene.
  • Salzach Gorge (Almbachklamm): Venture outside the city to explore the stunning Almbachklamm, a picturesque gorge with rushing waterfalls and narrow pathways.
  • Kapuzinerberg: Escape the crowds and hike up Kapuzinerberg for a serene nature retreat with spectacular views of the city.
  • Linzergasse Street Art: Wander through Linzergasse to discover vibrant street art and murals that add a contemporary edge to the city’s historic streets.
  • Local Markets: Explore local markets like the Schranne Market, where you can interact with vendors, sample regional products, and soak in the local atmosphere.
  • Haus der Natur: Discover the wonders of science and natural history at the Haus der Natur, a museum featuring interactive exhibits and a fascinating aquarium.
  • Attend a Jazz Concert: Immerse yourself in Salzburg’s vibrant music scene by attending a jazz concert at a local venue, like the Jazzit or Café Fingerlos.

These alternative experiences will allow you to delve deeper into Salzburg’s unique character and uncover hidden gems that may not be on the typical tourist path.

You will be back for another Salzburg holiday for sure!
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