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Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

1. 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: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Salzburg Self-Guided Audio Tour, your passport to exploring the rich tapestry of history, culture, and myth that saturates every cobblestone of this enchanting Austrian city. Designed with your preferences in mind, this audio tour offers unparalleled freedom and flexibility, allowing you to immerse yourself in Salzburg's treasures at your own pace. As you embark on this journey, you'll discover the allure of Salzburg's storied past and vibrant present, all while enjoying the convenience of a personalized tour experience. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture connoisseur, or simply a curious traveler eager to delve into new horizons, this self-guided tour promises to satisfy your thirst for knowledge and exploration. With the freedom to chart your own course through Salzburg's winding streets, you'll uncover hidden gems and iconic landmarks alike, each infused with tales of bygone eras and timeless legends. From the majestic Hohensalzburg Fortress perched high above the city to the baroque splendor of Mirabell Palace and Gardens, every stop on this tour offers a window into Salzburg's rich heritage and architectural marvels. But this tour is more than just a journey through bricks and mortar—it's an opportunity to delve deeper into the heart and soul of Salzburg. Along the way, you'll unravel the myths and legends that have shaped the city's identity, from the fabled birthplace of Mozart to the romantic allure of the Salzach River. Moreover, each tourist attraction serves as a gateway to understanding the cultural tapestry that defines Salzburg. Whether you're marveling at the intricate craftsmanship of the DomQuartier or tracing the footsteps of the city's most illustrious residents, you'll gain insights into Salzburg's artistic legacy and enduring influence on the world stage. As you listen to the narrated commentary accompanying each stop, you'll glean fascinating insights and little-known facts about Salzburg's past and present. Learn about the architectural masterpieces that have stood the test of time, the pivotal moments that have shaped the city's destiny, and the vibrant tapestry of cultures that call Salzburg home. Learn more about the top 12 tourist attractions in Salzburg, Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Salzburg Main Station 2. Mirabell Palace and Gardens 3. Mozart Residence 4. Mozart's Birthplace 5. Mozartplatz 6. DomQuartier 7. Salzburg Cathedral 8. Fortress Hohensalzburg 9. Stift St. Peter 10. Franziskanerkirche 11. Stiegl Brauwelt 12. Hangar-7 So, don your headphones, and embark on a journey of discovery unlike any other. With the Salzburg Self-Guided Audio Tour as your trusted companion, the possibilities are as boundless as your imagination. Get ready to unlock the secrets of Salzburg, one captivating story at a time.

Salzburg Old Town In-App Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

3. Salzburg Old Town In-App Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Embark on a captivating self-guided exploration of Salzburg's most enchanting streets with this in-app audio tour. A city renowned for being the birthplace of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, our journey begins at Mozartplatz, right beside the iconic Mozart statue—a must-see for any visitor. However, Salzburg has more to offer than Mozart's legacy. Uncover the city's rich history dating back to the Roman era; the Mozart statue now stands where a once-luxurious ancient villa existed. Wander through vibrant streets adorned with colorful buildings, traditional shop signs, and Austrian cafes and restaurants. Traverse Waagplatz, marveling at its distinctive architecture, and listen to tales from the old Judengasse, known as 'the alley of the Jews.' Continuing the journey, witness the intricate ironwork craftsmanship from 17th-century Salzburg, along with statues, fountains, and the 18th-century apothecary’s shop at the Old Market Square. Returning to Mozart, you'll encounter his birthplace, the very house where he was born. The tour leads to the historically significant Town Hall, a symbol of Salzburg since the Middle Ages, showcasing unique Austrian Baroque architecture. As the walk concludes, discover a sense of harmony for the soul and mind while admiring the medieval Bürgerspitalkirche, the University church, and the University of Salzburg itself. This in-app audio tour promises a fascinating journey through Salzburg's cultural and historical treasures. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: [join the tour whenever you want and] explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Flavors of Salzburg: Private Food Tour

4. Flavors of Salzburg: Private Food Tour

Nestled beside the Salzach River, Salzburg is renowned as Mozart's birthplace, the picturesque setting for the Hollywood classic The Sound of Music, and for its magnificent Baroque and medieval architecture. Both the Old and New City are full of charm and have earned Unesco World Heritage status. Embark on a three-hour food tour to explore the city while savoring its hearty, traditional cuisine. Your top-rated English-speaking guide will greet you in Mozart Square next to the impressive bronze statue of Salzburg's musical icon. Embark on a three-hour walking and culinary journey through the city, delving into Salzburg's history, culture, architecture, and notable figures, all while indulging in traditional Austrian cuisine – from casual street snacks to formal sit-down meals, accompanied by local wine or beer (or non-alcoholic options). Experience the vibrant outdoor market, savoring a hearty Austrian sausage and beer, and engaging with local street food vendors amidst the lively atmosphere. Enter a charming traditional pub for a beer and pretzel, then explore Salzburg's quaint, cobbled streets leading to a delightful artisanal bakery for pastries or sweet bread. Continue through the Old City's lanes to a warm restaurant, relishing traditional dumplings or Stern Bräu – succulent roasted pork with dumplings, complemented by beer or wine. Although you'll be satisfied with hearty Austrian fare by now, there's one last stop at a historic venue run by the same family for generations. Conclude the tour with the delectable Mozartkugel, a round confection featuring pistachio, marzipan, and nougat covered in dark chocolate. A rich, elegant, and tasty conclusion to a very satisfying tour!

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What people are saying about Mozartplatz

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(5 reviews)

Eric our tour guide was absolutely amazing and really wonderful. He really made the tour special. He was professional yet fun. He kept the tour at a good pace and was very knowledgeable. He is a true local and wore a wonderful Austrian outfit. He was really great with our young daughter. Fun and friendly. We had an excellent tour and loved the food and beer. Thank you so much Eric. We hope to see you next time we are in Salzburg.

Heidi was a fantastic guide that really brought the history of Salzburg to life. She adapted to our interests during tour and her knowledge is amazing. The tour greatly enhanced our stay and we would highly recommend.

Very informative and interesting tour. Our guide Marouan was extremely flexible, confident and responded to our questions and requests in a friendly manner. Thank you again!

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Heidi has a great deal of knowledge and responded to our wishes.

I could visit the city independently and at my pace.