- Explore this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
- Historic city of architectural beauty known as the 'Rome of the North'
- On the banks of the Salzach River
• Salzburg · 11km · 10 mins (by taxi)
So what's it like?
As a World Cultural Heritage Site, Salzburg combines an intriguing and magical blend of history, culture and architectural style. Lying on the banks of the Salzach river, the city has a perfect setting, with the surrounding mountains adding to the picture postcard views. With the cathedral, monastery, castle, gardens and museums, the attractions are endless and all within easy walking distance.
Relax and discover
Local culture: Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in central Europe. Explore the maze filled narrow streets which filtered of the Getreidegasse, the famous street of wrought iron signs. The Mirabell Palace is famous for it's gardens and perfect for a picnic or just people watching. Not to be missed is the stunning cathedral and views from the Hohensalzburg Fortress are the best in the city. Visit the Hellbrunn Palace on the outskirts of the city and see the vast gardens with playful water fountains, great on a hot summers day!Summer card: See all the sights and save money with a Salzburg Discount card (approx. £35 for 3 days). Get free entry to Mozarts birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress and funicular, plus other places of interest. Evening atmosphere: Birthplace of Mozart and setting of the 'Sound of Music', the city has a rich musical heritage and this is what gives Salzburg it's distinct character and vibe.The city has an range of events and concerts all summer! With shady beer gardens, traditional coffee houses including the oldest in Austria the Cafè Tomaselli, gourmet restaurants, trendy bars and cozy inns the diversity of restaurants cater for all palettes. There is also a variety of different bars all within walking difference of each other.
To help you find your way around, all customers staying in Salzburg will get a free guided walking tour of this beautiful city. Your guide will take you to all the best sights on offer and give you the history of the city.
On this walking tour, you can taken in examples of Salzburg's breathtaking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry. You will encounter the world-famous gardens of Mirabell Palace, crossing a footbridge into the Baroque City Centre of Salzburg. Among the picturesque streets and hidden byways of the Old City you will see the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St. Peter's Monastery and many other important sights and symbols. Your guide will cover not only the history of Salzburg, but also the most interesting information about its most famous citizens.
The Salzburg Card card offers unlimited use of transport within the city, plus free entrance to many of the city's attractions and museums including Mozart's Birthplace, Hohensalzburg Fortress and funicular, Cathedral museum, Marionette museum, Stiegl brewery, Salzburg zoo, Hellbrunn Castle, hop-on, hop-off bus tours and many more.
The card costs approximately €40 for 72 hours and is available from most hotels and the tourist office. 50% discount for children 6-15 yrs incl.
Salzburg is the perfect city to explore by foot as most of the sights can be found in and around the charming old town. Hiring a bike is a great way to explore a little further afield. Salzburg is also served by a very reliable public transport system.
TravelOnward transfers to second centre will be by coach from Salzburg airport. You will be required to pay for taxis to/from the airport and your chosen Salzburg hotel. This cost will be refunded to you by our staff at Salzburg airport on your return from your Salzburg hotel. Salzburg can be taken as the first or last part of your holiday, flights must be to and from Salzburg.
Salzburg has no rep, you will be given a welcome pack and contact number on arrival.
Salzburg hosts musical events of the highest calibre throughout the summer. Festivals include the Summer Festival, Palace Concerts, Fortress Concerts and much more. Two very popular attractions are:
Sound of Music Tour (4.5 hrs):
A wonderful tour which starts with breathtaking views of the landscape where the opening scenes were filmed. Relax and listen to the original Sound of Music soundtrack as you visit the key sites. The trip includes the Mirabell gardens where Maria and the children danced around the fountain singing Do-Re-Mi, Leopoldskron Castle (used as the von Trapp family home), Hellbrunn castle with the glass pavilion, Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria was a novice as well as the wedding church at Mondsee.
Tour departs daily at 9.30am and 2pm.
Mozart Dinner Concert:
This magical evening is set in the stylish surroundings of the historic Baroque Hall in Europe's oldest restaurant, Stiftskeller St. Peter. During a candlelit three course dinner you will enjoy some of Mozart's most popular compositions. The members of the 'Amadeus Consort', two opera singers and five musicians in historical costumes, perform movements from 'A Little Night Melody' as well as arias and duets from 'The Magic Flute', 'Don Giovanni' and 'The Marriage of Figaro'. Let yourself be enchanted!
Please note: Smart dress (no jeans); Drinks not included; Concert starts at 8.30pm, doors open 7.30pm.
Twin centre suggestion
Combine 3, 4 or 7 nights in Salzburg with a musical themed stay at the famous Im Weissen Rossl in St. Wolfgang, or any other resort of your choice in Austria, Germany or Slovenia (Salzburg airport arrivals only).Travel: onward transfers to your chosen resort are via Salzburg airport. You will return to the airport by taxi to meet with the transfer coach. Please note: you will be required to pay for taxis to/from Salzburg airport and your chosen Salzburg hotel. This cost will be refunded to you by our staff at Salzburg airport on your return from your Salzburg city break. Salzburg city add-on can be taken as the first or last part of your holiday.
Special offers for Summer 2013
Free excursion: customers staying at the Hotel Hofwirt receive either Mozart Dinner Concert or the 'Sound of Music tour. Please choose at time of booking.