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Salzburg: Hallstatt and Sound of Music Tour

1. Salzburg: Hallstatt and Sound of Music Tour

Climb aboard a bus in Salzburg and make your way to Hallstatt. Admire the breathtaking Salzkammergut passing through picturesque towns such as Fuschl, St. Gilgen, Strobl, and Bad Goisern. Arrive in Hallstatt, considered one of the most beautiful lakeside villages in the world. Enjoy free time to explore the town. Choose to walk along Lake Hallstatt, visit the museums and the famous Bone House with over 600 skulls and bones, or take a funicular to the skywalk platform. On your way back, take a different route for more striking scenery, passing by Gosau and Abentau before arriving in Salzburg. Join the original Sound of Music tour and relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical, following the traces of Julie Andrews. Discover filming locations around the city while your guide provides historical background on Salzburg’s top attractions and architectural jewels. Take advantage of photo stops at Schloss Leopoldskron, known for the famous boat scene, and at the authentic Sixteen Going on Seventeen gazebo. Head out to the beautiful Salzkammergut once again, this time via St. Gilgen to Mondsee, on a scenic route along Lake Mondsee. Spend some time in the picturesque town visiting the famous Basilica St. Michael, where the wedding of Maria and Baron von Trapp was filmed. Explore during your free time and make sure not to miss out on the iconic apple strudel before returning to Salzburg.

Salzburg Old Town, Mozart, Mirabell Gardens Walking Tour

2. Salzburg Old Town, Mozart, Mirabell Gardens Walking Tour

Why is Salzburg known as the City of Music? Join our knowledgeable and funny Local Guide on a group walking tour of the Old Town to discover the history and cultural heritage of this charming city. See the most important monuments, churches and historical landmarks and enjoy live commentary in 1 chosen language. Discover the best of Salzburg! Join our 2-hour group tour of Salzburg to visit the famous Mirabell Gardens and discover other highlights of the Old Town, including sites related to Mozart. We'll begin our walking tour in Kurgarten, only few steps away from the magnificent Mirabell Palace. Our Expert Guide will lead the group of up to 25 participants to the ornamental Mirabell Gardens and show us the locations where the Sound of Music was filmed. It’s a must-see for every fan of music! Next, we'll head to the historic Old Town, admiring the views over the Salzach River along the way. We'll pass Mozart’s former residence and Mozart’s Birthplace at the notable Getreidegasse street. We'll see the university church Kollegienkirche and wander around the Residenzplatz, home to Baroque landmarks such as Salzburg Cathedral and the Residenz. You won’t miss hidden gems such as the Mariensäule fountain in Domplatz, and the Goldene Kugel and Kapitelschwemme in Kapitelplatz, which is also the best spot in the Old Town to see the hilltop Hohensalzburg Fortress from below. Don't miss out!

Original Sound of Music Tour & Edelweiss Cooking Class

3. Original Sound of Music Tour & Edelweiss Cooking Class

Combine two most popular experiences in Salzburg! Enjoy the Original Sound of Music Tour in the morning and make your own crisp apple strudel at the Edelweiss Cooking Class in the afternoon. Discover on the Original Sound of Music Tour the famous filming locations in Salzburg where the mountains are still filled with music. Follow the footsteps of Maria while touring the breathtaking landscape of the Salzkammergut, during a 4-hour live guided tour, and learn more about the background stories of the film making. See the famous Gazebo where Rolf and Liesl sang " 16 going on 17 ", enjoy a photo stop at Schloss Leopoldskron, then continue to Lake Wolfgang and the Mondsee Wedding Chapel where Maria walked along the aisle to meet the baron at the altar. Back In Salzburg, join the the Edelweiss Cooking Class and make your own original Austrian apple strudel. Take part in all stages of preparation – of course also enjoying the lavish dessert at the end. Test your baking skills on Salzburg’s iconic dessert “Salzburger Nockerl”, an airy and light soufflé representing the three mountains surrounding Salzburg During winter months you will have the opportunity baking the most delicious Christmas cookie Vanillekipferl .. So, no matter which time of year your Sound of Music Edelweiss Day will be a special...

3D Salzburg: Unique VR-Tour

4. 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: Mozart and Sound of Music Private Walking Tour

5. Salzburg: Mozart and Sound of Music Private Walking Tour

Embark on a three-hour Music and Mozart-themed private walking tour in Salzburg, commencing at Mozart Square, where your expert, English-speaking guide awaits by the colossal bronze statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The city's rich history, stretching from the Celts to the Romans and the Holy Roman Empire, unfolds through medieval monasteries, baroque palaces, and panoramic views of rolling green hills. Explore the Old City, a Unesco World Heritage site, with its maze of quaint streets opening onto spacious squares. Learn about Mozart's life, loves, scandals, and remarkable achievements as you stroll to Getreidegasse, the renowned shopping street where Mozart lived until age 17 at number 9. A child prodigy, Mozart composed his first piece at the age of five, leaving a legacy of over 800 compositions by his tragic death at 35. Number 9, now a museum, exhibits Mozart's early life, musical instruments, and early compositions. Your guide shares captivating stories of his extraordinary childhood. Enjoy a welcome coffee break at a historic family-run cafe, featuring a treat called Mozartkugel, a chocolate ball filled with nougat, pistachio, and marzipan, invented by master confectioner Paul Furst in 1890. Continue to the serene St. Sebastian Cemetery, resting place for notable royals, aristocrats, and Mozart's parents. Conclude your journey at the magnificent Mirabell Palace, built in 1606 by Archbishop-Prince Wolf Dietrich for his mistress Salome Alt and her children. The gardens, redesigned in 1690, feature formal lawns and splendid fountains. Scenes from The Sound of Music, such as the Von Trapp children singing Do Re Mi around the Pegasus Fountain, were filmed here. The tour concludes on the impressive staircase with stunning views across the gardens to Rose Hill.

Salzburg City: private photoshoot at Salzburgs landmarks

6. Salzburg City: private photoshoot at Salzburgs landmarks

A professional photo shoot during your vacation in Salzburg is a wonderful way to capture special memories. The breathtaking scenery of the city and its surroundings provides a picturesque backdrop for emotional and unique shots. Working with a professional photographer allows you to capture the beauty of the moment and capture the joy and excitement of the moment forever. It is an enriching experience that captures you and your surroundings in the magic of the moment. Meet your photographer at the Mirabell gardens and enjoy a stroll through Salzburgs old town. Your photographer will give you guidance on scenic places and how to pose in front of the camera to create genuine memories of your holidays. You will receive your professionally retouched pictures within 72 hours in an online gallery to download and share. Have your pictures taken against the backdrop of Mirabell gardens, the Marko-Feingold-Steg (the pedestrian bridge with the love-locks), Getreidegasse or the Salzburg cathedral. Any individually desired locations can be included in the shooting as long as they are reachable within the time frame of the photoshoot. Depending on the season and ongoing festivities (like Christmas market or fairs), we can also include photos of your experience while attending those events. The time frame will also work for weddings in Mirabell castle and bridal couple photos in Mirabell garden.

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What people are saying about Mirabellgarten

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(27 reviews)

Dave was excellent on the sound of music tour kept motivated the entire time, fantastic energy and brilliant facts!

richard was very accomodating and funny. Peter was too