Guided tour

Salzburg Ghost Tour

4.4 / 5

30 reviews

Salzburg Ghost Tour

From £13.59 per person

Learn some of Salzburg's darker secrets during a 1.5-hour city tour. Hear legends, facts, and centuries-old tales of horror in Salzburg along the way.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Follow the paths of witches, torturers, and executioners of centuries past
  • See the dark side of Salzburg
Full description
On this spooky and sinister tour of Salzburg, you will learn about the jobs of executioners and torturers and get to know the city’s medieval and modern methods of torture. The main focus of this guided tour will be the Salzburg witch trials and the Zauberer Jackl trials, as well as the role of the Catholic Church at the time. Dip into the history of superstition, legends, and sayings – and visit original sites such as the pillories, the torture chambers, and the place of execution. With its mix of dark and humorous tales, this tour is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. It lasts about 1.5 hours.
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Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Festungsgasse, in front of the Talstation of the Festungsbahn, 5020 Salzburg

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  • For additional groups or larger events, additional guides can be provided!
  • You may request that the tour be given in English, Spanish, or German!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 30 reviews

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even in daylight scary effect and very entertaining

An informative and very interesting tour of the executioners, witches and torturers as well as tortured people from Salzburg's Middle Ages. However, you should also know that the tour only takes place through the streets of Salzburg and you don't go anywhere ... because then you want to get to know or explore secrets from "inside" ... Still, Sabine Rath teaches you the creep and leaves you immerse yourself in the Middle Ages with great stories and lots of charm ...

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3 December 2012

The title of the tour doesn't quite fit. But it was still a nice tour.

2 October 2021

were first at the wrong meeting point should be corrected. The directions according to the app via maps for higher up.

1 October 2021

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Product ID: 19987