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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 historical 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).

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Salzburg Cathedral: Organ Concert at Midday

2. Salzburg Cathedral: Organ Concert at Midday

Experience the pure baroque spectacle of an organ concert inside one of Salzburg, Austria's major attractions. Listen to this midday performance and hark back to the days of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hear the toll of the noon-time bells, and get ready for the sounds of Salzburg Cathedral's seven organs. Look up at the imposing dome which dominates the cityscape. See the marble facade and feel transported back through time. Step into the interior of the cathedral and admire its purity of style. Feel the special light effect in the muted nave. Affirm faith in the light-flooded sanctuary, before concluding this short afternoon concert.

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Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

3. Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

Take a magical city tour through Salzburg. Starting from Mirabell Palace, you'll be guided through the historical downtown on the left side of the Salzach river, passing one of the most famous music academies in the world - the Mozarteum and Mozart's Residence. Here you'll learn even more about the life and work of the Austrian prodigy. After crossing the city bridge, you will find yourself in the heart of the historical Baroque downtown where you can catch a view of the Salzburg Cathedral and admire the festival district. Next stop, Schloss Leopoldskron, which you may recognize from the classical film, "The Sound of Music". Lastly, you will drive by Nonnberg Abbey back to Mirabell Square where the tour will end.

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Munich: Day Trip to Salzburg Private Guided Tour

4. Munich: Day Trip to Salzburg Private Guided Tour

Admire beautiful mountains on your short trip to Salzburg city. A local guide will pick you up in Salzburg and show you around. During this guided tour, discover the most significant sights, historic events, and hidden gems with your private local guide. Salzburg is more than the City of Mozart. Enjoy Mirabell Palace, and discover beautiful gardens, statues, architecture, and fountains. Explore UNESCO-protected Old Town to admire Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter's Abbey, and Collegiate Church. Also, see some “The Sound of Music” filming locations. Look at the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress, with its rooftop views, history, and a huge area to explore in the Main Castle. After learning about Salzburg, including tips about where to visit and eat, use your free time after a guided walking tour. Your private driver will take you to Munich safely. You will be dropped off at your accommodation or any location in Munich you wish.

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Salzburg Cathedral: Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

5. Salzburg Cathedral: Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Join this guided tour of Salzburg Cathedral to learn all about the building's past and present. Your local, expert tour guide will share stories about the cathedral’s origin and importance as a sacred, cultural landmark. Learn about the centuries of church rule associated with the cathedral as you admire the building's beautiful, baroque details. The magnificent white marble façade is only a hint of the treasure that lies within. Your tour finishes with a visit to the Romanesque crypt, where you will experience a mystical, modern art installation.

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Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

6. Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

For centuries, Prince Archbishops represented the worldly and clerical power of this independent principality. Impressive monuments still bear witness to their rein. Renowned architects and artists worked through the centuries to create architectural masterpieces. Get to know Salzburg with it's Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. After the informative 1.5-hour extended bus tour throughout Salzburg, use the included Salzburg 24h Card with free admission to all the major city sights (for example: Salzburg Cathedral, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Getreidegasse or Mozarts Birth House) and free public bus transportation within the city limits to experience all the city has to offer. You can also ride the funicular up to explore one of the oldest fortresses in Europe - Fortress Hohensalzburg. Tip: All participants on this tour will have the opportunity to visit the famous Hellbrunn Water Trick Fountains (open April till October) right after the tour. The bus ride back to Salzburg is included with the Salzburg Card. The Salzburg Card also includes the Fortress Hohensalzburg – a free ride on the funicular, entrance fee, as well as access to all museums.

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Salzburg: Mozart City Exploration Game

7. Salzburg: Mozart City Exploration Game

Grab your smartphone and join your friends or family as you discover Salzburg while taking part in a mobile-based quest. Have fun while you learn about this city's fascinating history and explore its attractions. See the birthplace of Mozart, the Salzburg Cathedral, and more. Follow the clues as you move from one place to the next. You won't need a map or GPS because the game provides exact directions as you go. Learn more about each location by solving a clue to unlock interesting stories and fascinating facts. Complete the quest at your own pace. While the game generally takes around 1.5 hours to complete, there is no time limit. Play on your own, as a team, or compete against one another. Get started on your adventure immediately after booking. You'll receive an email with instructions. All that's left to do is download the app and head to the starting point.

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Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

8. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Learn the facts and legends of picturesque Salzburg city on a 2-hour private walking tour. Pass by Mirabell Palace, a complex of historic residence built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich with baroque gardens. Also, visit St. Andrew Parish Church and Mozart's Residence. Then discover Medieval tenements and the Rathaus building. Walk along the famous Getreidegasse street and spot Mozart’s Birthplace. Finally, enjoy a great atmosphere at the University Square and marvel at the amazing Kollegienkirche. To explore even more, choose the 3-hour option and visit also St. Peter's Abbey. This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years. The church and the abbey have been the spiritual heart of Salzburg. You can take the 4-hour tour and stroll down to reach the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral. The twin spires top this baroque-style 17th-century Cathedral, with a museum housing its sacred treasures. Get inside and see an amazing sculpture ceiling, organs, and great chapels. In the 6-hour version, also visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take in absolutely amazing views on top and explore the Main Castle. Inside you will see Princes’ Apartments, the Magic Theater, and the Fortress Museum.

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Salzburg: City Tour and Mozart's Residence

9. Salzburg: City Tour and Mozart's Residence

The tour starts at Mirabell Palace, which was built by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich in 1606 and now houses the city's government. The next stop on the tour is Mozarteum (university for music, drama, and fine arts) and the Salzburg Marionette Theatre. You will then see the State Theatre and Mozart’s Residence at Makartplatz. Here you will also see the Church of the Holy Trinity, a Baroque masterpiece built by the architect Fischer von Erlach. After crossing the Salzach River, the tour takes you past the courthouse to Hellbrunn Palace, where you will make a short stop. The palace was built by the court architect Santino Solari in the early 17th century and served as a popular weekend destination for prince archbishops. On the way back to the city center you can admire Frohnburg Palace and Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest existing convent in the German-speaking world. The tour then takes you back to the old town through Siegmundstor. Here you will see the Festival Halls, the Horse Pond, and St. Blasius Church before ending the tour at Mozartplatz.

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Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Visit a magnificent cathedral, two splendid palaces, the birthplaces of two famous geniuses, and a beautiful fountain, a location from the film The Sound of Music. Immerse yourself in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart. Download an Mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour then set off and explore the city of Salzburg. Visit the location of Mozart's birthplace, visit Mirabell Palace, Great Festival Hall, Golden Lane, and more, as you relax on a self-paced tour. Admire the Baroque architecture as well as one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps.

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What people are saying about Salzburg Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 399 reviews

it was like a private bus tour. going through downtown salzburg, but also to two nearby castles you can`t get to on foot, with interesting historical background. the mozart birthplace doesn`t have much to see, but it was worth visiting to better understand salzburg`s musical roots

The audio tour was brilliant, I really enjot it. I get to walk around the city when listen to the audio guide at my own pace, and the audio was also very informative, it tells you alot stories which you can't learn anywhere else. Would highly recommend.

Local Japanese woman who brings interested guests closer to her adopted home of Salzburg in a charming, humorous and sometimes funny way.

A little more expensive than other providers but great.

awe inspiring Cathedral with the most amazing music