Sights and Attractions in Salzburg
Highlights during your visit to Salzburg City
Visitors come from around the world because they know that beauty is hidden behind every corner of Salzburg City, turning any stroll through the historical district into an exciting treasure hunt. The sporting and shopping opportunities are also major motivations for holidaymakers.
Visible from far away and overlooking everything: Salzburg Fortress is enthroned above the city, one of the biggest and best-preserved castle fortifications in all of Europe, and one of the main reasons for the wealth and security enjoyed by this city over the centuries. And the views from up there aren't the only reward for your funicular ride or hike to the top. During a guided castle tour, you will be able to experience first-hand many of the historic events that occurred within its walls, while at the same time taking in the magnificent scenery.
The Old City: a baroque jewel
There is barely anywhere else north of the Alps where you will find as many churches, magnificent buildings, plazas and fountains as you do here in Salzburg. And meandering between them are narrow lanes, with the world-famous Getreidegasse the most popular of all. Museums, churches and shaded coffeehouses are ideal for whenever you wish to escape the hustle and bustle for a few moments.
Between Linzergasse and Mirabell Gardens
For the most famous picture-postcard views of the city, we suggest crossing to the far side of the River Salzach. Once there, you will be able to amble from the "Platzl", up the Linzergasse and along charming side streets to Mirabellplatz. This part of the city is dominated by the enormous Mirabell Gardens, some of the most beautiful palace grounds in all of Europe.
Mountains in the middle of the city
When you take a walk up and over Salzburg's very own mountains, you will get to experience the city from a whole new perspective. On the Mönchsberg, for example, the many pathways through dense forest give you the sense you have somehow left the city far behind. But then you end up at one of the fabulous lookout points above the rooftops, for example at the Museum der Moderne with its rotating special exhibitions. You continue through ancient fortifications and across to Hohensalzburg Fortress itself. Opposite you is the Kapuzinerberg, the higher of the two city mountains. Walking from the Linzergasse, past the abbey and up to the Franziskischlössl (by which point, you have definitely earned a refreshment break), with a little bit of luck you might also be able to catch sight of the wild chamois that live up there.
Hellbrunn Palace, Park and Zoo
Aside from the palace itself, along with trick fountains – which are a masterpiece of technology in their own right – and the gigantic Hellbrunn Park with its "Rock Theatre", there is also a zoo right next door, snuggled up against the rocky hillsides of Hellbrunn, highly recommended for families with children especially. Perfect for hot summer days when you would also like to get a little bit wet …
There is a lot more to see and discover in Salzburg: from charming Nonntal to Leopoldskron as well as the many small boutiques and shops in the Old City. With your accommodations located in Eugendorf, you are always within ready reach of Salzburg "City of Mozart". Send us your no-obligation vacation enquiry and get ready to discover your own personal "highlight reel" of Salzburg City.