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Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

1. Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Your visit to Salzburg Fortress starts with either a beautiful 20-30 minute walk or a quick and comfortable ride on Austria's oldest funicular (depending on tour option selected). Today you will find an ultra modern rail system instead of the original funicular, which was powered by water and transported people up and down the hill as early as 1892. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, experience a unique view over the Archbishop's city and the breathtaking landscape of Salzburg's mountains. Soak up the scenery, take photos, then continue with your visit to the medieval fortification complex, representing 900 years of building history. During your self-guided visit, explore all different parts of the castle and see why it was unconquered for more than 1000 years. Interact with models showing the various types of attack and defense practiced in a medieval fortress. Enjoy another highlight when you visit the Prince's Chambers, which ranks among the best-preserved secular buildings of the Gothic period. While walking through the complex, you'll always identify new views over the city and find many hidden corners of the castle just waiting to be discovered.

Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner

2. Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner

Enjoy arrival and departure on the funicular railway to hear the classic piece "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" while you enjoy a romantic dinner and concert in Salzburg. Admire the views from the Mozart fortress. Begin your evening with a romantic 3-course dinner. Experience a truly exceptional atmosphere at the 900-year-old fortress. Dine in the exclusive Panorama Restaurant, which is located at the fortress and overlooks the old city of Salzburg. Next, hear Mozart's most beloved work as well as other masterpieces by the famous classical composer, interpreted by internationally-renowned soloists. After the concert, experience Mozart's city at twilight as the evening comes to an end. Classic Dinner Menu • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • Consommé of beef with semolina dumpling • Corn chicken breast supreme with truffle mashed potatoes & fruity sauce • Mozart dessert VIP Dinner Menu • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • White wine soup with roasted Marcona almonds • Sous vide cooked short ribs from local beef on truffled peas mashed potatoes and grilled "tomato de Roma" or • Salzburger trout fillet „Müllerin Art“ with parlsey potatoes • Salzburger Nockerl - Fluffy egg soufflé with vanilla cream & berries *Vegetarian/vegan/allergy requests, please address these directly to the service staff in the restaurant. Menus subject to changes! Salzburger Mozart Ensemble Extract from the program W.A.MOZART: "A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC" W.A.MOZART: Piano Quartet J. HAYDN: String Quartet W.A.MOZART: Clarinet Quintet F.SCHUBERT: Trout Quintet A.DVORAK: Waltzes J.STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg May to October every Thursday, Friday, Saturday Taking place in the most magnificent room in the city - the Golden Hall in the 900 year-old Fortress Hohensalzburg - the "Mozart - Strauss Orchestra Concerts" are unique to Salzburg. The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg is a highly professional and internationally sought-after chamber orchestra and plays in a line-up which regularly shifts in size. Deeply steeped in tradition, it predominantly performs the musical treasures of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. Extract from the program: W. A. MOZART: "A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC" W. A. MOZART: Symphony KV 138 W. A. MOZART: Piano Concert J.S. BACH: Concert for 2 Violins J. STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more The program is subject to modification.

From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

3. From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

Visit the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a full-day tour from Munich. Travel by train and in the imperial city, visit his place of birth (optional), his residence, the streets he walked, and the cafés he drank in. Salzburg is also one of the most popular set-jetting destinations in the world for one simple reason, “The Sound of Music.” Visit sites you will remember from the silver screen such as the beautiful Mirabelle Gardens where Julie Andrews and the children were filmed singing “Do-Re-Mi.” An expert guide will take you on a train ride from Munich to Austria. You will be provided with a map and get a 1.5-hour orientation tour through the major sites.  Explore one of the finest preserved medieval old towns in Europe, crisscrossed with romantic winding shopping streets and venerable market places adorned with outstanding architectural monuments of the later baroque era. See piazzas and fountains, the stunning Domkirche Cathedral, pleasure gardens, palaces, and churches, monasteries and catacombs, and confectionaries and patisseries. You will also go to the oldest restaurant on the continent. You will then have 3 hours to explore the city for yourself, before meeting up for the return journey. During your free time, you can visit the breathtaking 900-year-old fortress Festung Hohensalzburg, the magnificent edifice that dominates the city's skyline, itself framed by the spectacular encirclement of mountains stretching into the horizon. 

Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert

4. Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert

Enjoy a performance of the Classical piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" above the rooftops of the Mozart city of Salzburg. Hear Mozart's most beloved work as well as other masterpieces by the famous Classical composer, interpreted by internationally-renowned soloists. Hear one of over 300 "Best of Mozart" concerts held annually in the most beautiful halls in the province of Salzburg, like the Golden Hall. During Advent and Christmas times, you will also be enchanted by traditional Salzburg Christmas Carols. Experience a truly exceptional atmosphere at the 900-year-old fortress and enjoy a unique view of the city of Salzburg and its vicinity. After the concert, experience the Mozart city at twilight as the evening comes to an end. Salzburger Mozart Ensemble Extract from the program W.A.MOZART: “A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC” W.A.MOZART: Piano Quartet J. HAYDN: String Quartet W.A.MOZART: Clarinet Quintet F.SCHUBERT: Trout Quintet A.DVORAK: Waltzes J.STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg May to October every Thursday, Friday, Saturday Taking place in the most magnificent room in the city - the Golden Hall in the 900 year-old Fortress Hohensalzburg - the "Mozart - Strauss Orchestra Concerts" are unique to Salzburg. The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg is a highly professional and internationally sought-after chamber orchestra and plays in a line-up which regularly shifts in size. Deeply steeped in tradition, it predominantly performs the musical treasures of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. Extract from the program: W. A. MOZART: „A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC“ W. A. MOZART: Symphony KV 138 W. A. MOZART: Piano Concert J.S. BACH: Concert for 2 Violins J. STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more The program is subject to modification.

From Munich: Salzburg, St. Wolfgang, and the Salzkammergut

5. From Munich: Salzburg, St. Wolfgang, and the Salzkammergut

Travel through the picturesque foothills of the Bavarian Alps on this day trip from Munich to Salzburg. Admire alpine wonders along the way and have free time to explore Salzburg at your own pace.  Hop aboard a comfortable and climate controlled bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Munich. Relax on the drive and spy the enchanting Chiemsee, also called the "Bavarian Sea," as it is the largest lake in Bavaria. Arrive in Salzburg, the city of Mozart and have around 2.5 hours to see the city's impressive buildings, take in the vistas, and wander through the Baroque Old Town. Have time to take in sights like the Hohensalzburg fortress and the birthplace of Mozart.  Spend your free time checking out the cathedral, Hellbrunn Palace, and the fountains. Take a stroll through the Old Town to uncover boutique shops and eateries offering culinary delicacies. Get back on the bus and, in the summer (from April until November), travel thorughthe Salzkammergut to the Wolfgangsee. Purchase a boat ride to St. Wolfgang, the Hotel zum Weißen Rössl, and see the pilgrimage church.  Stop at the Mondsee, a location for the film "The Trapp Family." In the winter (from November to April), instead of the visit to St. Wolfgang you'll get to enjoy more time in Salzburg. During December enjoy the colors and aromas of Christkindlmarket Christmas market. Return to your meeting point in Munich by bus at the end of your tour.

Salzburg: Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

6. Salzburg: Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

See all the important sights of Salzburg on a flexible 24-hour, 48-hour or 72-hour hop-on and hop-off bus tour. Travel in luxurious, air-conditioned coaches and enjoy an informative audio commentary in up to 13 languages, with a complimentary headset for each seat. With your ticket, the following lines are available to you: Important note: The Yellow Line is currently available, while the Blue Line is on winter break, and will be back in spring 2024. Yellow Line: Get to know the city in an hour by taking a non-stop tour, or hop off at any of 10 stops to discover Salzburg's attractions. The tour loop starts at Mirabellplatz 2, next to Mirabell Gardens and University Mozarteum, and you can stop off at any of the following designated stops: • Mirabellplatz/Mozarteum • Hanusch-Platz • Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz • Schloss Leopoldskron • Hellbrunn Palace • Kleingmain/Gwandhaus • Nonntal • Mozartsteg/Imbergstraße • Mirabellplatz/St. Andrä • Salzburg Main Station • Mirabellplatz/Mozarteum Blue Line (currently on winter break & will be back in spring 2024): Discover much more than Salzburg with our blue hop-on and hop-off line and cross the border to Germany to Berchtesgaden together with us. Starting point is at Mirabellplatz 2 as well and you can use the following designated stops: • Salzburg Mirabell Square • Salzburg Hellbrunn Palace • St. Leonhard Untersberg Railway • Hallein Old Town/Celtic Museum • Hallein/Pernerinsel • Salzburg Salt Worlds & Celtic.Experience.Mountain • Bad Dürrnberg Zinkenlifte • Documentation Obersalzberg: Kehlsteinhaus (The Dokumentation Obersalzberg is closed due to construction work until fall 2023.) The bus from the stop Obersalzberg to the Eagle’s Nest has to be booked separetely. • Berchtesgaden Market • Königssee/ King's Lake • Berchtesgaden Salt Mine • Leonhard Untersberg Railway • Salzburg Hellbrunn Palace • Salzburg Mirabell Square

Salzburg: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

7. Salzburg: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Salzburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Salzburg’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.Learn interesting information about the attractions and the city. You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour from the much-photographed St. Andrew's Church. Visit the Mozart Residence with the heavy history of the huge artist who inhabited it, still the romantic Marko-Feingold-Steg bridge with countless locks will give you the opportunity for a unique view. Take a photo at the imposing Salzburg Residence with its magnificent architecture, and learn about the most famous Austrian ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Residence Square with its unique art fountain. You will also pass by the Dom of Salzburg with a history of almost 1500 years. Admire St Peter's Abbey with its unique interior. The Kapitelschwemme with its architecture will fascinate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Hohensalzburg Fortress, right out of a fairy tale, which with its incredible view will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

Salzburg: Cruise, Dinner & Fortress Concert

8. Salzburg: Cruise, Dinner & Fortress Concert

Combine a dinner and "Best of Mozart"- fortress concert with a popular cruise on the River Salzach and experience Salzburg and its surroundings at its best.  Start your tour in the center of the old town and cruise south past the impressive scenery of the old town. Marvel at one of the city's most popular villa areas and get a glimpse of the impressive Tennen and Hagen Mountains. The 40-minute cruise is followed by an exquisite dinner at the Panorama Restaurant at Hohensalzburg Fortress. Afterwards, listen to a "Best of Mozart"-concert within the most splendid halls of the fortress. Enjoy this unique combination crowned by a final high above the city's rooftops. Classic dinner menu: • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • Consommé of beef with semolina dumpling • Corn chicken breast supreme with truffle mashed potatoes & fruity sauce • Mozart dessert VIP dinner menu: • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • White wine soup with roasted Marcona almonds • Sous vide cooked short ribs from local beef on truffled peas mashed potatoes and grilled "tomato de Roma" or • Salzburger trout fillet, "Müllerin art" with parsley potatoes • Salzburger nockerl - Fluffy egg soufflé with vanilla cream and berries Vegetarian options are available upon request. Please express this request to the service staff in the evening. Menus are subject to change. Salzburger Mozart Ensemble Extract from the program W.A.MOZART: “A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC” W.A.MOZART: Piano Quartet J. HAYDN: String Quartet W.A.MOZART: Clarinet Quintet F.SCHUBERT: Trout Quintet A.DVORAK: Waltzes J.STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more Mozart Kammerorchester Salzburg May to October every Thursday, Friday, Saturday Taking place in the most magnificent room in the city - the Golden Hall in the 900 year-old Fortress Hohensalzburg - the "Mozart - Strauss Orchestra Concerts" are unique to Salzburg. The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg is a highly professional and internationally sought-after chamber orchestra and plays in a line-up which regularly shifts in size. Deeply steeped in tradition, it predominantly performs the musical treasures of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. Extract from the program: W. A. MOZART: „A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC“ W. A. MOZART: Symphony KV 138 W. A. MOZART: Piano Concert J.S. BACH: Concert for 2 Violins J. STRAUSS: Waltzes, Polka and more The program is subject to modification.

Salzburg: City Exploration Game and Tour

9. Salzburg: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in X. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from the much-photographed St. Andrew's Church. Visit the Mozart Residence with the heavy history of the huge artist who inhabited it, still the romantic Marko-Feingold-Steg bridge with countless locks will give you the opportunity for a unique view. Take a photo at the imposing Salzburg Residence with its magnificent architecture, and learn about the most famous Austrian ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Residence Square with its unique art fountain. You will also pass by the Dom of Salzburg with a history of almost 1500 years. Admire St Peter's Abbey with its unique interior. The Kapitelschwemme with its architecture will fascinate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Hohensalzburg Fortress, right out of a fairy tale, which with its incredible view will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

Salzburg: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

10. Salzburg: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from the much-photographed St. Andrew's Church. Visit the Mozart Residence with the heavy history of the huge artist who inhabited it, still the romantic Marko-Feingold-Steg bridge with countless locks will give you the opportunity for a unique view. Take a photo at the imposing Salzburg Residence with its magnificent architecture, and learn about the most famous Austrian ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Residence Square with its unique art fountain. You will also pass by the Dom of Salzburg with a history of almost 1500 years. Admire St Peter's Abbey with its unique interior. The Kapitelschwemme with its architecture will fascinate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Hohensalzburg Fortress, right out of a fairy tale, which with its incredible view will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

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Loved the state rooms! Medieval beauty- the paintings are wonderful. Also loved the paintings by WW1 artist 😢 The views are magnificent and the educational information is great. It really made me understand the wealth that salt brought to Salzburg! Loved the funicular ride too. Get the all inclusive tour. Great day

Our day trip was very exciting. After the train ride which took about 2 hrs we arrived in Salzburg. Our guide told us about the history of Salzburg and showed us the most interesting places. Afterwards we got plenty of time to visit the city on our own.

One again I got Stevo as my tour guide and I was really happy. As usual he always makes the tour fun. I enjoyed Salzburg a lot and I wish I could have stayed longer. Overall it was really a great experience. Thanks again Stevo! ☺️

Magical. Music was beautiful. Extremely talented musicians

Lucia is really nice ❤️ Will recommend this trip 🫶🏻