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Salzburg
Salzburg, the city of culture, music, and Mozart is one of those dream destinations that seems to have it all - dramatic landscapes, a vibrant cultural life, world class music, historic castles, and natural beauty. Salzburg was designated on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a city of “outstanding value to humanity”.

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Getreidegasse
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace Gardens
Mozart’s Birthplace
Franciscan Church
St. Peter's Abbey
Hellbrunn Palace

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Mozart Live at Salzburg Castle

Salzburg, the city of culture, music, and Mozart boasts dramatic landscapes, a vibrant cultural life, world class music, historic castles, and natural beauty. It’s no wonder why Salzburg was designated on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a city of “outstanding value to humanity”.

The city of Mozart was very much a melting pot for the cultures and arts of Europe to converge. Even in early times, craftsmen and artists were drawn to Salzburg, which isn’t just rich in sightseeing attractions. Salzburg looks back on a long history as a metropolis of the arts and culture boasting a vibrant exchange with its southern neighbors, especially Italy. There is very good reason why Salzburg is also known as the “Rome of the North”.

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Jack Baumann

Jack Baumann

Hi, my name is Jack Baumann, and I have a passion for helping independent travelers unlock the wonders of Europe. I founded Guidester - we build personal mobile guidebooks sourced from local experts - so travelers could cut through the noise and dive deeper into the wonders of Europe. I hope you enjoy my stories and tips!

Jack Baumann

Jack Baumann

Hi, my name is Jack Baumann, and I have a passion for helping independent travelers unlock the wonders of Europe. I founded Guidester - we build personal mobile guidebooks sourced from local experts - so travelers could cut through the noise and dive deeper into the wonders of Europe. I hope you enjoy my stories and tips!

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Local Tips

From the top of Hohensalzburg Castle is a great place to get sweeping views of the city, river, and surrounding mountain landscape. 

If you can get yourself up to the top of the castle before sunset this would be a wonderful vantage point to enjoy a local Austrian sunset.

If you want to save time and money we recommend getting a Salzburg Card. The Salzburg Card gets you free and fast entrance to all of Salzburg’s tourist attractions and museums. Plus, just for having the card, you will also be able to ride all public transportation for free. It's well worth the money.

Where To Stay

Where to stay in Salzburg will depend primarily on your budget but you’ll want to be as close to the main Residenzplatz square as possible. If you can afford a little B&B overlooking the main square or even a place looking out onto the river you will be in a great position to easily explore the city of music. There’s also several old churches and monasteries that allow for overnight stays if you’re looking for a more cultural experience.

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Local Eats

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The Bärenwirt, located in the historic district is one of the oldest inns in Salzburg where you can enjoy traditional Austrian specialties and beer from the Augustiner Bräu, the oldest brewery of Salzburg - all with sunny terrace views.
If you’re into coffee, cakes, strudel, and pastry...
Cafe Tomaselli has been around since the 1700’s; Mozart was one of its earliest customers. It’s a great place to people-watch outside the front patio decorated with flowers.

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