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Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. 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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Salzburg: Private Eagle's Nest Tour

2. Salzburg: Private Eagle's Nest Tour

Pass Salzburg, cross the German border and continue into the Alps. Stop in Obersalzberg and switch to a reserved bus that will take you on a spectacular 6.5-kilometer drive along a single-lane road. The road was blasted out of solid rock with a 22% gradient that leads up to the Eagle's Nest (1,820 meters). To reach Hitler’s former residence, enter a 124-meter long tunnel into the mountain. Climb aboard a golden brass elevator to ascend another 124 meters into the building itself. Your private guide will take you on a tour of the building and show you sights such as the room with the famous fireplace. Get lots of inside information and anecdotes about Hitler’s legendary tea house. Soak up the panoramic views of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Before your return to Salzburg, take the opportunity to explore the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden.  

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Cookies and Apple Strudel Cooking Class Including Lunch

3. Cookies and Apple Strudel Cooking Class Including Lunch

During this class, you will be guided by your experienced chef. Each class will have a maximum of 15 people, and will be broken down further into tables of 2 to 4 people. Start the cooking lesson by preparing your own original Austrian apple strudel. You will be asked to fully partake in all the stages of the preparation. Activities such as marinating the apples and stretching out the pastry can be a lot of fun and the whole experience of making the strudel is guaranteed to be as rewarding as enjoying the final outcome itself. While the apple strudel is in the oven, every class member will be invited to make their own cookies. You will prepare vanilla kipferl, the most popular cookie in Salzburg. Enjoy a tasty goulash soup before you get your own cooked creations. The lessons are an unique lunch option after your morning tour or before your afternoon activities.

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Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

4. Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Whether you are a fan of Mozart, the Original Sound of Music or Austrian nature, this tour is perfect for you. Pick your departure time and relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle while you are passing through beautiful Austrian landscapes. Before reaching the Austrian Lakes District, admire beautiful sceneries of Vienna Woods and Alps. Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen and make unforgettable photos at Lake Attersee. In Salzburg, visit the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Along the way, you will see famous landmarks such as the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter's Cemetery, where the Von Trapp family sought refuge in the 1960 musical. As you wander the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, the house of Salzburg's most famous resident will appear, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the Mirabell Palace and its gardens experience the backdrop of the famous "Do Re Mi“ scene in The Sound of Music before taking in the views up to the Hohensalzburg, the imposing fortress looming over the city. Enjoy free time for lunch, shopping, and discovering the city. Once you finish exploring Salzburg, the departure back to Vienna will drop you back to your accommodation as per request.

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Salzburg: The Sound of Music Exploration Game & Tour

5. Salzburg: The Sound of Music Exploration Game & Tour

Discover Salzburg's most interesting places by solving clues around town and unlocking amazing stories. Visit the Do-Re-Mi stairs, Salzburg Dom, Salzburger Marionettentheater, Nonnberg church, and other iconic locations. Download an interactive application and begin your exciting exploration game. Your mission is to help the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music escape Salzburg before WW2. Solve clues to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Each solution unlocks an interesting story and reveals Salzburg's secrets. Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around 2 hours is usually enough time. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. After purchasing the quest, an access code will be delivered to your email, which can then be used in the downloadable app. Once you have downloaded the app, simply head to the starting point at Mirabellplatz whenever you choose and begin your adventure. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Salzburg: Historical Walking Tour

6. Salzburg: Historical Walking Tour

For centuries, Salzburg was a proud state ruled by Prince Archbishops who lavished great wealth and splendid architecture on the city. Renowned architects and artists worked throughout the centuries to create many architectural jewels. On this 2-hour guided walking tour, you can take in examples of Salzburg's breathtaking legacy of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry while learning about the city's fascinating history. Meet your knowledgeable local guide at the spectacular Mirabell Gardens and Palace. Wander through the elaborate Italian Baroque-style palace gardens, and view its famous statues. Crossing a footbridge into Salzburg's Baroque old town, see the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and learn about his life and work. Then, stroll down Getreidegasse and admire the picturesque streets and hidden byways of the old city. Stop at Salzburg Dome Cathedral and visit St. Peter's Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Austria and home to one of the world's oldest restaurants.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 289 reviews

Great family experience. Went with my wife and kids 5 and 8 and it was just us and 2 other ladies. I wasn’t sure how taking the kids would work out but they loved it and were able to be fully involved. After the struddle and cookies went in the oven we sat to eat the goulash and probably the best I’ve had. Kids both loved it as well. We sampled our struddle and cookies after and what we couldn’t eat we were able to carry home. The building we cooked in was built into the stone and had a cool atmosphere and overall the experience exceeded my expectations.

Kept safe in my bubble doing this tour which was a great overview of the city. Super easy to download and using the map it was simple to navigate to each tour point. Purchasing an audio tour made sense as I didn't want to go on any buses with noisy kids.

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.

The route is great and it shows you the main highlights of Salzburg, while also telling stories about Sound of Music. Really great idea for a tour.

We enjoyed exploring Salzburg's highlight this way - it was interesting and fun, and the kids loved it!