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Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

1. Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. The palace was built under the reign of the famous baroque Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau for his mistress Salome Alt and their 15 children. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart Residence. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. While here we will get to Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse, which is especially renowned for its wrought-iron trade signs and Mozart’s Birthplace. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historic buildings, such as the medieval apartments and churches that were built from the Middle Ages to the baroque time, and conclude the tour with a panoramic view from Mönchsberg Hill with a free guide (optional).

Salzburg Private Walking Tour

2. Salzburg Private Walking Tour

Salzburg has everything, from culture, architecture, music, and history at the highest level to exquisite views. You will fall in love with this city’s personality, elegance and charm. The city that gave the world Mozart reveals its secrets like the pages in a book. Marvel at the historic buildings and monuments and gain an insight into the rich cultural heritage of Austria. In the city that still today breathes the Sound of Music, you will learn about the ins and outs of the life of Mozart and the story of the famous Von Trapp family in which the musical was based on. See the impressive Mirabell Palace, built by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his beloved courtesan Salome Alt. Enter Getreidegasse, the bustling heart of Salzburg’s Old Town, to find Mozart’s Birthplace, where the prodigy was born on 27 January 1756. Learn all about the Residenz, where the prince-archbishops that ruled the city-state held court until Salzburg became part of the Habsburg Empire in the 19th century. See Salzburg’s Cathedral, or Salzburger Dom, an imposing example of monumental architecture from the days of the Early Baroque and admire its treasures that include a bronze baptismal font with lions at its base, in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was christened. Explore the diversity of Salzburg in a walking tour that covers all the main highlights of this cosmopolitan city.

Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

3. Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Depart Vienna and travel to the historic city of Melk in Lower Austria. See the Benedictine abbey that contains the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau, along with the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, the first dynasty of Austria. Go to the top of the abbey to get a great view of Melk and its surrounding gardens. Continue further into the Lake District and drive through the beautiful towns of the Wachau Valley, such as Bad Ischl. Stop in Hallstatt, famous for its salt production dating back to prehistoric times and a cultural heritage that links some of the oldest civilizations of Europe. Move on to the birthplace of Mozart in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Admire the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress atop the Festungsberg, and discover the busy shopping street of Getreidegasse, with the house where Mozart was born at number 9. Return to Vienna or get the option to stay in Salzburg and explore independently.

Salzburg: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with a Photographer

4. Salzburg: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with a Photographer

After meeting your guide, the first part of the tour deals with general information about the town, an introduction into baroque architecture and a wonderful walk through the gardens of the Mirabell Palace. Afterwards the route heads towards the Kapuzinerberg mountain, from where you will have the best view of the medieval fortress Festung Hohensalzburg. The next part of the tour will pass the romantic alley of the Steingasse before crossing the bridge in order to enter the bustling Getreidegasse road, the place where the most famous son of the city was born, namely Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Small little alleyways will finally lead us to our final destination, the formal church district, with its pompous baroque architecture. During the whole tour, the guide will take pictures of your experience and provide at least 25 edited pictures via Dropbox link on the same day the tour takes place.

Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

5. Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

The all-inclusive ticket to the Hohensalzburg Fortress grants you access to all areas of one of the most visited attractions in Austria without waiting in line at the ticket office. Join your guide on a tour of the hilltop castle to discover its rich history, impressive architecture and breathtaking views. Experience medieval Salzburg in all its glory! Choose the 2-hour option to visit the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress. For your convenience, your Private Guide will pick you up from your accommodation or the designated meeting point in Salzburg’s Old Town. Together, you will take a funicular ride to the castle on the hill at an altitude of 506 m above sea level. It will be an unforgettable experience with amazing views of Salzburg and the surrounding mountains and forests. With the all-inclusive skip-the-line tickets to the Hohensalzburg Fortress you can fast track your entry and explore the whole complex. This includes the most expensive part of the main castle, the Princes' chambers. Your Expert Guide will introduce you to the generations of prince-bishops who lived here, and show you the opulent Golden Hall, Golden Chamber and Bedchamber. You will also see the chapel, armory house, battalions, Fortress Museum, Marionette Museum, Magic. Look back at over 1,000 years of Salzburg’s history and legends from the past. After your guided tour you can descend the mountain at any time by funicular. Choose the 4-hour option to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress and see other attractions of Salzburg. On this extended walking tour you will discover the sacred treasures inside the stunning Baroque Salzburg Cathedral and stroll around the Old Town to discover the traces of Mozart, who was born and grew up in Salzburg. Explore the elegant Mozartplatz and Residenzplatz and discover the best things to do in Salzburg!

Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

6. Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

Take a walk through the Mirabell Garden and enjoy a beautiful view of the garden and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. Walk to the Salzach river and into the old town of Salzburg to the shopping street Getreidegasse. Learn about the "white gold" and how it influenced the development of Salzburg. Explore the historical city centre which lays between the river and the Mönchsberg. Take a walk along the shopping street. Find beautifully wrought iron signs, arts and craft shops between famous name brands along the narrow street. Spoil yourself with a shopping spree in Getreidegasse after the tour. Mozarts Birthplace is right in the centre of Getreidegasse. Most people stop in front of the big yellow house or choose to visit the Museum. Listen to facts about the Mozart family, their life and career, their faith and their heritage. Continue through an alleyway to one of the most fun places in Salzburg - the Farmers Market at the University square. This big, baroque church forms an impressive backdrop for the food stands. Do not hesitate to try the local cheese, sausages, fruits and pretzels with some local beer or fresh water. The Old Market square is surrounded by shops and famous coffee houses. This is a place to enjoy the rest of your day after the tour with a cup of good coffee and freshly made apple strudel. It is time to walk to the Residenzplatz. The architecture changes all of a sudden. The small streets and the shops are replaced with big spacious squares, a big Residence fountain in the centre of the square, the Old Residenz and the New Residenz, the Dom square and the Chapter square. Most buildings hold precious treasures and art of Salzburg's history, definitely worth to visit. Take a look into the Salzburg Dom and find many frescos, altars and organs. The crypt holds many graves from the former Prince-Archbishops and even modern art in a 12th-century apsis. On the way out find the baptismal where W.A.Mozart was baptized. At the end of the tour take the funicular to the top of the fortress Hohensalzburg and enjoy the view into Salzburg. From this over 900-year-old fortress, you can even view the Northern Limestone Alps and on a very clear day, you can see the Eagles Nest in the far distance. This tour will give you the insider’s view of the city with tips on how to get the most out of your vacation here. You will learn lots of historical facts along with a few funny anecdotes about Salzburg. Then it is time to enjoy the buzz of the city on your own.

Salzburg: 2.5-Hour Introductory Tour With a Historian

7. Salzburg: 2.5-Hour Introductory Tour With a Historian

This 2.5-hour walk starts with an exploration of Salzburg’s Burgher Town with its narrow, crooked little streets and the unique passage ways of the so-called „Getreidegasse.“ Salzburg’s commercial center still remains intact in its medieval charm contrasting the great spacious Baroque squares of the district where the Archbishops presided over the city in their Residence. You pass by Mozart’s Birthplace and the Festival Halls before you reach the monastery of the Benedictines called St. Peter – dating back to 696 AC. Along with stories of Salzburg’s medieval salt commerce and medical innovations, follow the childhoods of Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart as well as the life story of the great second musical son of the city, the composer, Michael Haydn. By the end of the walk, you know the local customs and traditions, cultural and political history, and enviable musical heritage. Last but not least, you will learn the true story of the global movie classic The Sound of Music ‘s Trapp family, one of the authentically great refugee tales of the second world war. 

Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

8. Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

Austria is known for many things, and surely music is one of them. On this private tour of Salzburg we will follow the trail of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most famous Austrian composers. Learn about his personal life, family, musical education and remarkable career. Experience a musical adventure in Salzburg with a Private Local Guide! Choose the 2-hour option to see Salzburg through the eyes of Mozart, one of its most notable residents. Your tour will begin in the beautiful Mirabell Palace Garden, where young Wolfgang played with his father and brother. The guide will share interesting stories about Mozart's unique childhood and show you his former residence and a monument dedicated to the composer. You will visit Mozart’s Birthplace, where he was born in 1756. Skip-the-line tickets are included to save time. The museum houses Mozart’s original instruments, including his grand piano and violin so it will be a delight for any classical musician or music lover. You will also get to see the historic buildings and monuments of the Old Town, such as Salzburg Cathedral where Wolfgang was baptized and his statue in the Mozart Square. Choose the 3-hour option to enjoy a 2-hour Mozart tour and receive tickets for a 1-hour concert of Mozart’s compositions. There are many places to enjoy classical music in Salzburg, from churches to palaces and historic residences. We will book a ticket for an unforgettable live concert of Mozart’s compositions performed by talented musicians who will make you appreciate Mozart’s music like never before.

Salzburg: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

9. Salzburg: Express Walk with a Local in 60 minutes

Step into a 60-minute exploration through Salzburg from a local’s perspective and get the most of your precious visit! From Mozart's Birthplace to Salzburg Cathedral, get to know the city's most defining landmarks. Discover all the key facts about Salzburg, experience the local lifestyle, and taste its unique culture. Your local, equipped with stories and tips, will point you toward the best local cuisine and direct you to lively bars where you can sip and chill in true Salzburg style. Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

3D Salzburg: Unique VR-Tour

10. 3D Salzburg: Unique VR-Tour

You will enjoy a virtual reality tour through Salzburg combined with an exciting live guided tour. The 3D-Virtual Reality glasses transport you to different epochs of Salzburg's history. This tour offers a whole new way to experience the past. Even if time travel into the past via virtual reality is exciting enough - the historical input has to be right. Whether it's the Mirabell Palace and Square, the old city wood market on Markart Square 120 years ago, or the scenery of WW2 in Pfeifergasse, you will be taken back in time and right into the thick of the action. Listen to exciting stories about Salzburg's past and dive into important background information. The tour's duration will be about 2 hours. You will be completely immersed in a three-dimensional scenery of the past centuries with the help of VR glasses. What to bring to this tour? Your smartphone is required. And, please download the free TimeTour app before you join the tour. The password and the VR glasses will be provided when the tour starts.

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June Ko is a very great, experienced leader! She has so much background knowledge about Salzburg, Austria and the different eras! Thank you very much for the wonderful hours across Salzburg. Kind regards Julia & Dominic

I got an impression of the origins of the city that I had not previously known. Overall, I also liked the entertaining nature of the tour. We had fun.

Junko is a great storyteller! 2 hours of slow discovering of Salzburg, interesting facts! Passionated guide!

An informative tour of the main center of Salzburg, well worth it if you are interested in history

Very informative tour! The guide even sang a very beautiful song for us