Day Trips to Salzburg

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Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt from Salzburg

1. Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt from Salzburg

Start the 5-hour trip from Salzburg with a drive through the famous Salzkammergut en route to Hallstatt, known as the Pearl of the Salzkammergut. The route will take you through a number of charming villages, as you listen to an introduction to Hallstatt and the Salzkammergut. If you wish to do the Hallstatt Skywalk, the guide will collect the money for the ticket on the bus.  On arrival in Hallstatt you might begin your visit with a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the world’s oldest salt mines (though the tour does not visit the mine itself), where you can admire the views down onto Hallstatt.  In Hallstatt you will have 2.5 hours to take in the sights. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the lake and marvel how the houses above you seem to cling onto the mountainside. Pass by the Mullbach waterfall and visit the local museum. A must-see attraction is the Bone House behind the Catholic church, which will give you an interesting view into local family life (admission not included). You’ll then begin the return journey via Abtenau and Russbach to Gosau, where you’ll see the Gosau Lake and admire the views of the Dachtsein mountains.

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From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

2. From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

On the way to the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth, you will be able to absorb the astonishing beauty of the Salzkammergut, an area where Emperor Franz Josef I once spent his holidays, full of mountains and lakes and a UNESCO world heritage site. Arrive just in time for lunch. A tour around the old town will show you all the most important sights of this noble city, seat of the archbishop-princes. You will take in the Cathedral, the Festival Theater, and St Peter's Church and graveyard. There, you will find the grave of Nannerl, Mozart's sister. Naturally, you will also visit the archbishops' residence and the house Mozart was born in. After that, you will see some of the places where The Sound of Music was filmed - for example, the Pferdeschwemme, or Horse Well, famous from the song "Edelweis", and the Mirabell Palace, where "Do Re Mi!" was filmed, with its beautiful views of the Hohensalzburg fortress.

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From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

3. From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Discover the beautiful winter landscape of Styria on a magical day trip to Ramsau am Dachstein. Start the day with a drive along the Salzach Valley, passing a number of famous ski destinations all the way to Schladming. From here you will continue on to the sunny plateau. Here you can admire the wonderful views of the picturesque snow-covered landscape. After a refreshing walk through the romantic town, your tour guide will be happy to give you tips on where to enjoy lunch. The horse-drawn sleigh ride through the idyllic winter landscape begins around 13:00. Let yourself be enchanted by the snow white woods and meadows as you pass by at a leisurely pace.

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From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

4. From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

Depart from Salzburg and get amazing views of Austria's lake district as you travel by coach to the beautiful town of Hallstatt. On the way, you will pass Lake Fuschl, where the headquarters of a world-famous energy drink are located, and make a quick photo stop of the magnificent view over the town of St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut. Afterward, you will continue your trip along Lake Wolfgang and be astonished by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape. You will pass through a number of charming villages on the 1.5-hour drive to Hallstatt. Once you arrive in Hallstatt, you will have 2.5 hours of free time to explore the breathtaking city and the surroundings. You can then visit the ossuary or “bone-house”, and take a look at its more than 1000 painted human skulls, or take a funicular ride up to the entrance of the world’s oldest salt mine and enjoy the breathtaking view from an observation platform, right above the town. If you just want to enjoy the atmosphere of Hallstatt, take a leisurely walk along the lake, and marvel at how the houses above you seem to cling onto the mountainside. Your trip will end by making your way back, passing through the Rußbach valley and the towns of Gosau and Abtenau which are famous for their stunning views of the Dachstein mountain range, before arriving back to your starting point in Salzburg.

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From Salzburg: Half-Day Tour of Berchtesgaden

5. From Salzburg: Half-Day Tour of Berchtesgaden

This magical tour will start on Salzburg's charming Mirabellplatz, and take you over the Staatsbrücke, along the Salzach river past the Baroque old town, and down the Alpenstraße to the former border controls at Marktschellenberg. During the journey you'll be able to see the Königsee, and drive through the enchanting landscape of the Bavarian Alps, on your way to Obersalzberg (around 1000m above sea level.) Today, the location where Hitler had his holiday residence contains nothing but ruins. A road winds up to the place where the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler's Eagle's Nest, once stood. The next stop is the Königsee, an azure lake encircled by steep, rugged cliffs. Allowing ample time for you to enjoy the scenery, the tour will then lead you back to Berchtesgaden, where, before your return to Salzburg, you'll be able to try out any of the enticing local delicacies on offer.

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Munich: Day Trip to Salzburg Private Guided Tour

6. 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: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

7. Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

The tour will take you from Salzburg straight to the entrance of the salt mines of Berchtesgaden. There, you will receive overalls to protect your clothing before climbing aboard the mine railway and traveling down into the shafts. An expert guide will lead you through the maze of branching tunnels and explain the fascinating history of Alpine salt-mining. The adventure continues with a slide, taking you yet deeper into the ground – an exciting experience for young and old! Finally, right at the bottom of the mine, climb aboard a raft to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake. Before heading back to Salzburg, discover Berchtesgaden and its breathtaking scenery.

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Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

8. Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

Discover the hills that have been alive to the Sound of Music since 1967. This 4-hour tour of the famous movie’s locations whisks you around the historical city of Salzburg, then departs for the breathtaking mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut. Traveling with, Albus, the company involved with the original filming, you will be guided around The Mirabell Gardens – where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” singing scene took place – and the 17th-Century Hellbrunn Palace, where Rolf and Liesl sang "16 going on 17," and Maria and the Baron sang “Something Good.” Heading for the mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut, you will stop off at the idyllic Palace of Leopoldskron, the Benedictine monastery of Nonnberg Abbey, Lake Wolfgang, and the cloister church in Mondsee, where Maria walked down the aisle to meet the Baron at the altar. As well as providing a glimpse into a timeless movie, the tour also takes in many other local pieces of history and culture along the way.

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From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

9. From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

Visit the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a full-day tour from Munich. Travel by train and in the imperial city, visit his place of birth (optional), his residence, the streets he walked, and the cafés he drank in. Salzburg is also one of the most popular set-jetting destinations in the world for one simple reason, “The Sound of Music.” Visit sites you will remember from the silver screen such as the beautiful Mirabelle Gardens where Julie Andrews and the children were filmed singing “Do-Re-Mi.” An expert guide will take you on a 2-hour train ride from Munich to Austria. You will be provided with a map and get a 1.5-hour orientation tour through the major sites.  Explore one of the finest preserved medieval old towns in Europe, crisscrossed with romantic winding shopping streets and venerable market places adorned with outstanding architectural monuments of the later baroque era. See piazzas and fountains, the stunning Domkirche Cathedral, pleasure gardens, palaces, and churches, monasteries and catacombs, and confectionaries and patisseries. You will also go to the oldest restaurant on the continent. You will then have 3 hours to explore the city for yourself, before meeting up for the return journey. During your free time, you can visit the breathtaking 900-year-old fortress Festung Hohensalzburg, the magnificent edifice that dominates the city's skyline, itself framed by the spectacular encirclement of mountains stretching into the horizon. 

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Highlights of Salzburg and the Surrounding Region

10. Highlights of Salzburg and the Surrounding Region

Take a comprehensive tour, linking the historic city of Salzburg and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside in the Salzburg Basin. You will start the tour in beautiful Salzburg, where in the course of 1 hour you will take in the city's ancient monuments, learn valuable information about local traditions, history, and culture, and see the places linked to Austria's greatest composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The start point is on the Mirabellenplatz. The tour runs over the Staatsbrücke to the baroque Old Town, and as far as the Leopoldskron Palace. After this you will visit the beautiful Salzburg basin, where royal hunts took place, and where the Austrian Emperor Franz-Josef took his summer holidays with his family. On your way to St. Wolfgang, you will pass the Fuschlsee Lake, where you will have a wonderful view of the eponymous Fuschl Palace. In addition, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the gothic altarpiece by Michael Pacher, and to take a short rest in the famous Weißes Rössl Hotel. In St. Wolfgang you will climb aboard a boat to travel over water to St. Gilgen. The picturesque village is the birthplace of Mozart's mother (this part of the tour takes place from the 1st May to the 26th October). After a detour to the Mondsee Lake, you will return to Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

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We had a wonderful experience with Alenka today. She went out of her way to make our trip wonderful. She is full of energy and has excellent knowledge of the city, its culture, and history. Would most certainly recommend this tour to anyone

Really loved the tour and the guide-Alenka!! Highly recommend her if you’re looking forward to book one. But it could have been better if it was a little longer and not just for half day during the peak season. But overall it was great!!

My experience was wonderful!!! The guide was so much fun… Paul … he made all the difference.. Very attentive and professional!!

Wolfgang was a great tour guide. Really enjoyed the experience!

It is a very interesting place to visit...such a beautiful town