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Salzburg, Austria

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Salzburg, the enchanting Austrian city, blends its rich history with a vibrant cultural scene, all nestled amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps.

From the timeless melodies of Mozart to the charming streets of the Old Town, Salzburg offers an unforgettable experience.

Ideal for solo travelers, couples, and families looking for a 2-5 day trip that combines history, music, and the great outdoors.
Visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress, wander through the picturesque Mirabell Gardens, and taste Austrian cuisine, such as the famous Sacher-Torte.

The best time to visit Salzburg is between April-June and September, when the weather is perfect for exploring the city’s many attractions and immersing yourself in its cultural treasures.

Suggested Activities

Atop Festungsberg hill sits one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval fortresses. 

Featuring museums and stunning views of the city and surrounding alps, this is a must see for anyone coming to Salzburg!

These symmetrical gardens showcase beautiful fountains, statues, and the picturesque Pegasus Fountain, which is a perfect photo spot!

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This bustling street (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is lined with colourful buildings, boutique shops, cafes, and wrought-iron signs.

Perfect for shopping or exploring, make sure to walk through here during your visit!

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This 17th-Century Cathedral features a huge Façade, ornate interiors, and the baptismal font where Mozart was baptised.

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This rich, layered chocolate cake filled with jam and covered in dark chocolate icing is a Salzburger highlight.

Served at Café Sacher.

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This 17th-Century Palace features playful trick fountains, beautiful gardens, and the Salzburg Zoo.

The perfect Family adventure!

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Top Tips

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Salzburg has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

If you do not want to walk as much, purchase a Salzburg Card, for free or discounted access to top attractions and public transportation.

Experience world-class music, theatre, and opera performances in July and August.

If you are visiting in May, enjoy the Sporty atmosphere with the Annual Salzburg Marathon!

Sample delicious dishes like:

  • Wiener Schnitzel
  • Strudel
  • Mozartkugel

 

After trying the local specialties, our Restaurant Recommendation is for the Goodman’s American Diner, which has an incredibly friendly host, and authentic American feel.

Although you should definitely try all the Austrian Foods before going for an American Diner!

Make it Unique

Visit the birthplace of the famous Christmas carol in nearby Oberndorf, which is the site where “Silent Night” was FIRST PERFORMED!

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Discover the region’s history of salt mining in the nearby town of Hallein (Salzburg translated into English means: Salt Castle).

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Visit Salzburg’s largest beer garden for local brews and a unique atmosphere.

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How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Salzburg Internationally is by flying into the Salzburg Airport (SZG), which has flights from major European cities

If flying from a different continent, there are many connection flights to SZG Airport.

Other: You can take a train or bus from other parts of Split or neighboring countries and cities like Munich or Vienna.

Land Borders from Germany, Switzerland, or Italy are also available if you are traveling by Car.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of walking and public transportation (S-Bahn or Buses).

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Salzburg Internationally is by flying into the Salzburg Airport (SZG), which has flights from major European cities

If flying from a different continent, there are many connection flights to SZG Airport.

Other: You can take a train or bus from other parts of Split or neighboring countries and cities like Munich or Vienna.

Land Borders from Germany, Switzerland, or Italy are also available if you are traveling by Car.

How to get Around?

Getting around the city is easy with a combination of walking and public transportation (S-Bahn or Buses).

Safety Concerns

Safety concerns for tourists in Salzburg are minimal.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

Stay in the Altstadt (Old Town) or near the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) for easy access to attractions.

  • Hostels: There are several great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers.
    The most highly recommended hostel is the Yoho International Youth Hostel.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.