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Top sights in Salzburg
Top 7 things to do in Salzburg
A fabulous city with a rich history and beautiful architecture, Salzburg is an oft-overlooked gem of Europe. Here are the top 7 things to do with your time in this fairy tale of a city.
1. Salzburg's Old Town
On the banks of the aqua-hued River Salzach lies the enchanting historic center of Salzburg. Treat yourself to a tour of its winding streets and copper topped cathedrals.
5. Salzburg Zoo
Nothing average about this zoo! Lush animal habitats spread out over floodplains and rocky hillsides, making for such unusal sights as zebras grazing in a green meadow.
6. Salzburg Cathedral
As the seat of Salzburg's historically powerful Roman Catholic Archdiocese, one can expect magnificence from this stunning landmark. Fun fact: Mozart was baptized here!
7. Hohensalzburg Fortress
Visible from miles away, Salzburg's iconic mountain-top fortress is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Be sure to meander its golden chambers and kingly halls.
Frequently asked questions about Salzburg
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Planning Your Visit
How many days to spend in Salzburg?
With a population of under 150,000, Salzburg is a relatively small town. You'd be able to see most of the city's highlights in a day if you're hustling. But take it easy, and leave enough time to get your strudel on! Three days is recommended, especially if you plan to take a daytrip to Hellbrunn Palace or elsewhere.
Where to stay?
Salzburg is brimming with great hotels and top notch hostels, so take your pick! Do yourself a favor and find a cozy spot on either side of the river, close to the city center.
Good to know
- Austrian German
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- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
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- Best time to visit
- Summer & Fall
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What people are saying about Salzburg
I can only recommend the boat trip. It was rich in information and a lot of fun. A big thank you also to the captain, who turned the boat trip through 360 degrees and turned it into an unforgettable highlight.
This tour was excellent! Our guide, Leopold was informative and entertaining. The sights were beautiful and the salt mine was very interesting. Even our children enjoyed the tour.
A wonderful evening. We went gold VIP and it really was worth the money.
hallstatt is an amazing place, a must go place in austria, recomended
Trip was great! Smooth, informative, Maxine was a fantastic guide.