Visit Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and home of The Sound of Music. Elegant domes and spires rise above the rooftops whilst mountain castles keep watch over the UNESCO listed Altstadt (Old Town).
Enjoy Some Time in the City
The city of Salzburg is steeped in history. Stories of days gone past can be found at every corner. The Hohensalberg Fortress is an unavoidable attraction and a must see for all Salzburg visitors. It is the largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe and is over 900 years old.
The Medieval Princes’ Apartments and the Fortress Museum are the most popular aspects. They’re rich in legends bound to capture your interest! Be sure to visit the Mirabell Palace and the Mirabell Gardens that are favourite photo spots. Wander down to Helbrunn Palace in the south of the city. Here, you’ll find the amusing trick fountains in the summer and a fabulous Christmas Market during the winter.
Well-known for its beer, Salzburg is home to no less than 4 breweries. Brewing continuously since 1621, the Augustiner Braustubl is one of the few original monastery-breweries still in production. Grab yourself a traditional ceramic stein and pour yourself a pint from the pump in the foyer.
Explore the Salzburg Region by Car
Salzburg is ideally situated to explore Austria. Hohenwerfen Castle is just a 30 minute drive from Salzburg. Sat atop a wooded clifftop amongst the peaks of the Tennengebirge Range, this 16th century fortress is a testament to Austria’s medieval history. Offering endless views across the Salzach Valley, there’s also a darker side to the castle. Head down into the dungeons to see the horrors of the iron maiden and thumb screws if you dare!
Alternatively, drive out to the Salkammergut Lakes. This landscape of towering limestone peaks and crystal clear lakes offers limitless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing or even just relaxing with a picnic.