OLD MEETS NEW
Very oldschool: The old town is not for nothing part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Walking among the pastel-coloured old buildings, you can tick off the top sights one after the other, such as the Residenzplatz, cathedral, Getreidegasse, Mozart's birthplace and more - and treat yourself to one or the other Sachertorte or Mozartkugel (which was invented here in the Fürst confectionery). Shhh! Open your ears: Every Sunday at 11:45 a.m. trumpet sounds resound from Hohensalzburg Fortress, reminding us of the tradition of blowing the tower as a warning signal or announcement of important events.
Walk of Modern Art: The baroque city of Salzburg also has surprisingly modern sides. Discover 14 contemporary open-air installations by various artists on a tour of the Salzburg Art Project.
Best views: Fortress Hohensalzburg is on the to-do list for almost every visitor. But if you are looking for alternatives for a view of Salzburg, there are certainly possibilities: one is the Mönchsberg, on whose summit the new Museum of Modern Art is waiting for you. The 500 metres in altitude can be conquered by lift or on foot. Speaking of walking: there are more walking trails through the nature reserve up there.
On the other bank: For those who like less hustle and bustle, a detour to the other, no less charming side of the Salzach is worthwhile. From Linzer Gasse you can climb the Kapuzinerberg, from where several vantage points offer panoramic views of the old town and fortress. On the Kapuzinerberg, a small fortified building, the Franziskischlössel, also promises refreshment for those who climb to the top.
FOR THE SENSES
Mirabile! On the other side of the Salzach, there is also the Mirabell Palace, today the offices of the Salzburg Mayor and the City Council, with the Mirabell Garden. It is now in full bloom and is open for a rest with its splashing fountains and stoic statues.
How international! A little extra treat for Hollywood fans: the musical "The Sound of Music" was partly filmed in the Mirabell Gardens. And on Mirabellplatz, catch some "Bella Italia" feeling: an Italian market awaits with corresponding delicacies (Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun & Mon 9am - 6pm).
Classical music fans, listen up! In 2020 the 100th Salzburg Festival will take place from 1st to 30th August in a modified form (more information)
Built close to the water: In summer you can cool off either at the water games in Hellbrunn Palace. Or south of the city in the Glasenbachklamm (20 min by car / 40 min by bus) - hike and then swim in the crystal clear natural pools.
Clearly the best place for sunsets: the local mountain of the Salzburgers, the Gaisberg in the east. It can be explored and hiked or driven (20 min by car / 40 min by bus).
=> Rainy weather? No reason to mope: Museums, exhibitions, restaurants and cafés are open again in Austria.