Nestled within a scenic, alpine landscape, the historic centre of Salzburg has been an important tourist destination in Europe for hundreds of years. Travellers flock to experience its unique, Austrian architecture and amazing scenery, as well as its vibrant cultural scene. The birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg has a rich musical and performative heritage and this continues to be on display today. After flights to Salzburg visitors can enjoy the wide variety of museums and landmarks, as well as traditional and modern Austrian cuisine, making the city a must for anyone thinking of travelling in the region.
Things to do in Salzburg
As the birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg has one of the richest and most long-standing musical heritages in the world, a fact that lives on to this day with numerous festivals and music halls still in operation. The centre of the city has been declared a World Heritage Site and you can spend days here exploring this uniquely preserved tribute to classic German architecture. If you prefer museums and galleries, Salzburg does not disappoint, with a vast array of collections dotted around the city, as well as superbly preserved heritage sites. Beyond this, there is a thriving nightlife complete with excellent nightclubs, bars and restaurants to suit any taste or budget.
When visiting Salzburg be sure to:
Stroll around the beautiful city centre, named a World Heritage Site in 1996
Visit the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral
Look around St Peter's Abbey, the oldest monastery in the German-speaking area
Visit the birthplace of Mozart
Take a tour of Hellbrunn, home of spectacular gardens and castles
Sample the excellent local cuisine and wine
Take one of a number of tours of the city provided by various companies
Walk the campus grounds of the University of Salzburg
Attend the Salzburg festival if you are visiting in July or August
Explore the wonderful Mirabelle Palace
Salzburg is served by Salzburg Airport, one of the largest international airports in Austria.
Salzburg Airport is located 3 km southwest of Salzburg, 2 km from the German border.
Salzburg trolley bus lines 2 and 10 serve the airport, taking passengers from the city centre to the airport in about 30 minutes. Although there are no rail lines, visitors will find car rentals and taxis that will be able to take them directly from the city centre to the airport.