Salzburg is unique – in every regard. Anyone who has ever immersed themselves in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart, can testify to just how special it is. The harmonious interplay of landscape and architecture, art and culture, as well as traditional and modernity, all within a surprisingly small area, merely adds to the special charm of this place.
Salzburg is the city where W.A. Mozart was born and the shooting location for "The Sound of Music". The narrow lanes and broad squares of this baroque city have earned their deserved place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The internationally acclaimed Salzburg Festival, the magnificent panorama and the countless enticements of Christmas time make Salzburg a complete artwork in its own right, and one that is quite beyond compare.
However, Salzburg is much more than the City of Mozart and home of the Salzburg Festival. At the most important tourist attractions, not only are you able to experience Salzburg’s rich history, but there are also countless fascinating insights and surprising moments around practically every corner. Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mozart museums, the Getreidegasse and Hellbrunn Palace are among Salzburg’s most popular attractions. A visit to the Top 10 provides an ideal overview of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city.
Top 10 Sights in Salzburg
Hohensalzburg Fortress is enthroned on the Festungsberg, high above the rooftops of the Baroque historical district. The biggest fully preserved castle in Central Europe, this emblem of Salzburg draws millions of tourists every year.
W.A. Mozart was born in 1756 in the “Hagenauer Haus” at No. 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg. Today, Mozart’s Birthplace is one of the most visited museums in Austria and is an absolute highlight, above all for Mozart fans.
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his beloved Salome Alt. Today, it serves as the backdrop for the most romantic weddings you could possibly imagine.
The Getreidegasse is the bustling heart of Salzburg’s Old City, its unmistakable charm as well as Mozart’s Birthplace making it an irresistible destination for countless visitors from around the world. Aside from an array of international fashion chains, the Getreidegasse also charms passers-by with its traditional inns and unique businesses steeped in history.
Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
For more than 400 years, Hellbrunn Palace has enchanted and amazed its visitors with its trick fountains. A unique experience with all kinds of surprises in store!
Museum of Natural History and Technology
Giant dinosaurs from prehistoric times come together at the Haus der Natur with milestones of space travel, diverse underwater worlds and reptiles from the most distant corners of the globe. The journey into the human body is guaranteed to astonish you, as will the interactive experiments in the Science Center.
Museum of Modern Art Salzburg Mönchsberg
The Museum der Moderne is located on the Mönchsberg, high above the rooftops of Salzburg’s Old City. On a total of four levels, international art treasures from the 20th and 21st centuries are presented in a stylish setting.
The DomQuartier is a unique cultural highlight in the heart of Salzburg City. In the magnificent state rooms, history comes alive, while a museum tour also allows you to enjoy imposing views of the city itself.
Salzburg Museum | Neue Residenz
The Salzburg Museum has garnered numerous awards, an institution with its own unique character housed within the magnificently restored Neue Residenz. Aside from aesthetic presentations and valuable art objects, a number of multimedia installations also invite visitors to marvel and learn.
From exotic lions to the domestic lynx: Salzburg Zoo captivates visitors, big and small, with its wealth of animal species. An ideal excursion destination in the south of Salzburg City.
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How to get there?
Salzburg lies in the heart of Austria and in the centre of Europe. Many paths lead to the City of Mozart: Whether by car, rail or air – Salzburg couldn’t be easier to reach. Due to its ideal location between Munich and Vienna, Salzburg is readily accessible from every direction. The modern train station, an airport close to downtown, plus the many local and long-distance bus connections, make it easy to travel into the City of Mozart. Learn more
Salzburg in Summer
Salzburg in June is a bundle of joy with warm, sunny weather, and the usual rainfall that the city is famous for. The maximum daily temperature goes to 22 degrees Celsius, the minimum comes to 11 degrees. You can expect Salzburg to be generally nice and pleasant, but not too hot in June.
See you in Salzburg!