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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).

3D Salzburg: Unique VR-Tour

2. 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.

Salzburg & "The Sound of Music" Full Day Driver-Guided Tour

3. Salzburg & "The Sound of Music" Full Day Driver-Guided Tour

Embark on a captivating full-day tour immersing yourself in the enchanting locations featured in the iconic movie "The Sound of Music" within the city and its picturesque surroundings in Salzburg. This cinematic journey unfolds the history and charm of each filming location, bringing to life the iconic scenes from the beloved film. The adventure begins with driving and walking, exploring key sites like the convent Stift Nonnberg, the hills of the opening scene, the Trapp family residence, the wedding church, the hiding scene, and the mountain escape to Switzerland. Gain insights into the history and cinematic anecdotes, bridging the gap between reality and the silver screen. The itinerary seamlessly blends scenic drives and walks, offering a panoramic view of the opening scene and the enchanting DoReMi scenery of Castle Werfen. As the day unfolds, the city and lakes come into focus. Traverse the Mirabell Gardens, and Makart Square with landmarks like Hotel Bristol and Mozart's Residence, and explore theaters such as Landestheater, Marionettes, and Mozarteum. Crossing the river, drive to the Museum of Modern Art for a dance reminiscent of the movie. The walking tour navigates through the Old Town, showcasing the Festival Hall, University, Getreidegasse (Mozart's Birthplace), Residence Square, Cathedral, cemetery, and the Monastery of St. Peter. The journey continues with a drive past Abbey Nonnberg to discover the filming locations around the Trapp house, including Palace Leopoldskron, Fronburg, and Hellbrunn—Traverse hills and scenic landscapes, visiting lakes like Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee, Krottensee, and Mondsee. The tour culminates with a visit to the Basilica of Mondsee, featured in the movie's wedding scene, before returning to Salzburg. This immersive itinerary promises a delightful blend of cinematic nostalgia, cultural exploration, and stunning landscapes.

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What people are saying about Makartplatz

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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