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When you think of Salzburg, no doubt Mozart and The Sound of Music spring to mind - but this incredible city has far more to offer. Things to do in Salzburg combine the ordinary and extraordinary.
Browse the palatial squares of the old town - spend Saturday mornings mingling with the locals at the open-air market. Or get a taste of Oktoberfest in StieglKeller, a Munich-style beer hall with an enormous beer garden that overlooks the city’s rooftops. Get into the festive mood at Christkindlmarkt, which enjoys a spectacular location at the foot of Salzburg Fortress. Or gawp at the mouth watering, hand painted eggs that adorn the shop windows of Judengasse Lane around Easter.
Be sure to take advantage of the the handy SalzburgCard, which gives free admission to the city’s museums as well as discounts on concerts and theatre tickets over a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours.
Pick up organic, Fairtrade chocolate at Zotter. It’s impossible to resist dipping a spoon into the chocolate fountain for a delicious sample. Purchase classical and jazz CDs at Musikhaus Katholnigg, a 16th century townhouse that has been a music shop since 1847. Or wander the narrow cobbled streets of Getreidegasse for beautiful shops and a wonderful ambiance.
Visit Festung Hohensalzburg, a 900-year-old cliff-top fortress that is Salzburg’s most visible icon. Stop at Salzburg Cathedral, which stands on a sacred site. See where the Mozart family resided in 1773 at Mozart-Wohnhaus or visit the museum which is dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Here you can see the mini-violin that he played as a toddler and a collection of instruments, documents and portraits.
Enjoy wood-fired pizza at authentic trattoria, Il Sole. Or eat under the vaults at Austro-Indian restaurant, Saran Essbar - it’s the only place in Salzburg that you’ll find Bengali fish curry, schnitzel and strudel on the same menu. Or dine on local cuisine, with a twist at Blaue Gans Restaurant in Getreidegasse.
Embrace the upbeat vibe and sip cocktails at Humboldt Stub’n – you can even enjoy a beverage named after Mozart himself. See Salzburg classic, The Sound of Music at the Salzburger Marionettentheate, a chandelier-lit, lavish stucco theatre. Fill a huge stone mug at Augustiner Bräustuben a monk run brewery. Or party with the hip crowd at Republic, a café that morphs into one of the city’s trendiest nightspots.
22 Ski regions and more than 2,500 km exceptional slopes for skiers of all standards means you’re guaranteed to find a piste to suit your ability and style. The Salzburg Super Ski Card is accepted in all 22 major ski regions of the SalzburgerLand and in neighboring ski areas, giving fantastic access to the slopes. A huge variety of winter activities, sledding, snow shoe hiking, cross-country skiing, ice skating, sleigh riding and more top off your perfect winter break in Salzburg.
British Airways flies to Salzburg nine times a week during the Christmas season.
The hills are alive with The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg. Enjoy a day trip visiting the breathtaking landscapes and locations where the famous musical, the Sound of Music, was filmed. Your English-speaking guide not only shows you the highlights of the film, but also the historical and architectural landmarks of the city, as well as a part of the picturesque lake district.
Visit Kehlsteinhaus, better known as Hitler's retreat, the Eagles Nest, on this day trip to Bavaria. Journey through spectacular scenery along the Konigsee River Valley and the Bavarian Alps, before arriving at Obersalzberg. Pass the hunting castle, Hellbrunn, cross the Austrian-Bavarian border and continue through the fairy tale scenery. Once your tour reaches Obersalzberg, the elevator will take you to Eagle's Nest - where the highlight of your journey begins.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the Lake District - just beyond the gates of Salzburg. Your tour begins with a scenic view of Salzburg, before touring the historical landmarks of the beautiful Lake District. See the impressive hunting castle, Fuschl, and the famous winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher. Then enjoy a 25-minute boat ride (between 21 April and 26 October only) to St Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born.
Dine at the oldest restaurant in Europe, Stiftskeller St. Peter, while listening to the music of Mozart. Enjoy a delicious three course candlelit dinner, prepared as it would have been in the 17th and 18th centuries, while local opera singers and musicians perform some of Mozart's finest work. Allow yourself to be whisked off into a world of enchantment, as a guest of Mozart. You’ll be transported into the Salzburg of Mozart's time, complete with the colourful costumes and culinary delights.
Visit the largest Ice Caves in the world on this memorable afternoon trip from Salzburg. Your tour meanders south along the picturesque Salzach Valley, towards the idyllic village of Werfen - taking in historic monuments, sheer mountain passes and the most imposing castle in middle Europe, Castle Werfen - made famous in the movie "Where Eagles Dare". You will enter this natural wonder with your guide, who will explain the labyrinths of large caverns, mysterious ice figures and give many added tales of adventure, to make your experience unforgettable.