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From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

1. From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

Drive through the stunning natural beauty of the Salzkammergut region on this day trip from Vienna to Salzburg. Uncover historical sites on a guided walking tour of the Salzburg Old Town. Take pictures of some film locations from the hit film "The Sound of Music." Be picked up from the centrally-located Vienna State Opera house and relax aboard a spacious and airconditioned coach on the ride through the countryside. Take in views of mountains and lakes as you pass through the UNESCO-listed Salzkammergut region.  Arrive in Salzburg and head to the Old Town. Follow your guide through the cobbled streets to see the Cathedral, the Festival Theater, and St Peter's Church and graveyard. Find the grave of Nannerl, Mozart's sister.  Stop outside the archbishops' residence and the house Mozart was born in. See the Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well) where the song "Edelweis" was performed in 'The Sound of Music" and view Mirabell Palace where "Do Re Mi" was filmed. Admire beautiful views of the Hohensalzburg fortress before returning by coach to the Vienna State Opera house.

From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

2. From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

Visit the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a full-day tour from Munich. Travel by train and in the imperial city, visit his place of birth (optional), his residence, the streets he walked, and the cafés he drank in. Salzburg is also one of the most popular set-jetting destinations in the world for one simple reason, “The Sound of Music.” Visit sites you will remember from the silver screen such as the beautiful Mirabelle Gardens where Julie Andrews and the children were filmed singing “Do-Re-Mi.” An expert guide will take you on a train ride from Munich to Austria. You will be provided with a map and get a 1.5-hour orientation tour through the major sites.  Explore one of the finest preserved medieval old towns in Europe, crisscrossed with romantic winding shopping streets and venerable market places adorned with outstanding architectural monuments of the later baroque era. See piazzas and fountains, the stunning Domkirche Cathedral, pleasure gardens, palaces, and churches, monasteries and catacombs, and confectionaries and patisseries. You will also go to the oldest restaurant on the continent. You will then have 3 hours to explore the city for yourself, before meeting up for the return journey. During your free time, you can visit the breathtaking 900-year-old fortress Festung Hohensalzburg, the magnificent edifice that dominates the city's skyline, itself framed by the spectacular encirclement of mountains stretching into the horizon. 

Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

3. Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Salzburg by discovering the hometown of Mozart, along with his life, stories, songs, and symphonies that brought him worldwide fame. Learn about the secrets, legends, and funny stories of Mozart and his family. Marvel at amazing Mirabell Palace and its gardens, where young Wolfgang Mozart with his father and brother used to play. Visit Salzburg State Theatre, which was also attended by the Mozart family. Visit Mozart's Birthplace, a fantastic colorful tenement, which is one of the most visited museums in Austria. Inside, discover items of everyday life, as well as furniture from the 18th century, and feel as if you have personally been transported back to the days of Mozart! Extend the tour to 3 hour to experience an exclusive concert of Mozart's most famous compositions in a beautiful location in Salzburg, including churches, cathedrals and residences.

Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

4. Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

Take a walk through the Mirabell Garden and enjoy a beautiful view of the garden and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. Walk to the Salzach river and into the old town of Salzburg to the shopping street Getreidegasse. Learn about the "white gold" and how it influenced the development of Salzburg. Explore the historical city centre which lays between the river and the Mönchsberg. Take a walk along the shopping street. Find beautifully wrought iron signs, arts and craft shops between famous name brands along the narrow street. Spoil yourself with a shopping spree in Getreidegasse after the tour. Mozarts Birthplace is right in the centre of Getreidegasse. Most people stop in front of the big yellow house or choose to visit the Museum. Listen to facts about the Mozart family, their life and career, their faith and their heritage. Continue through an alleyway to one of the most fun places in Salzburg - the Farmers Market at the University square. This big, baroque church forms an impressive backdrop for the food stands. Do not hesitate to try the local cheese, sausages, fruits and pretzels with some local beer or fresh water. The Old Market square is surrounded by shops and famous coffee houses. This is a place to enjoy the rest of your day after the tour with a cup of good coffee and freshly made apple strudel. It is time to walk to the Residenzplatz. The architecture changes all of a sudden. The small streets and the shops are replaced with big spacious squares, a big Residence fountain in the centre of the square, the Old Residenz and the New Residenz, the Dom square and the Chapter square. Most buildings hold precious treasures and art of Salzburg's history, definitely worth to visit. Take a look into the Salzburg Dom and find many frescos, altars and organs. The crypt holds many graves from the former Prince-Archbishops and even modern art in a 12th-century apsis. On the way out find the baptismal where W.A.Mozart was baptized. At the end of the tour take the funicular to the top of the fortress Hohensalzburg and enjoy the view into Salzburg. From this over 900-year-old fortress, you can even view the Northern Limestone Alps and on a very clear day, you can see the Eagles Nest in the far distance. This tour will give you the insider’s view of the city with tips on how to get the most out of your vacation here. You will learn lots of historical facts along with a few funny anecdotes about Salzburg. Then it is time to enjoy the buzz of the city on your own.

Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Visit a magnificent cathedral, two splendid palaces, the birthplaces of two famous geniuses, and a beautiful fountain, a location from the film The Sound of Music. Immerse yourself in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart. Download an Mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour then set off and explore the city of Salzburg. Visit the location of Mozart's birthplace, visit Mirabell Palace, Great Festival Hall, Golden Lane, and more, as you relax on a self-paced tour. Admire the Baroque architecture as well as one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps.

Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

6. Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Hop on the van and start an incredible journey through some of Austria's most picturesque places. Before getting to Salzburg, make several stops in Austria's Lake Region, well known for the celebrated film "The Sound of Music". Discover the St. Michael basilica in Mondsee, also well-known as the filming location of the wedding scene in the movie. Experience the uniqueness of St. Gilgen, a tiny village counting among its attractions with the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother. Meet your local expert tour guide upon arrival in Salzburg and enjoy an informative guided walking tour covering the most remarkable landmarks of the town. Visit the Do-Re-Mi stairs from "The Sound of Music" in Mirabell gardens, discover Mozart's birth house, Salzburg Cathedral and St Peter's Abbey in the old town and taste the original Mozart chocolate balls by Fürst. Enjoy your free time after the sightseeing tour. At the end of your visit to Mozart's hometown, relax, sit back and enjoy the worry-free transfer in the minivan back to Vienna. The trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or private apartment.

Salzburg: Guided City Walking Tour with Virtual Reality

7. Salzburg: Guided City Walking Tour with Virtual Reality

The clients will enjoy a virtual reality tour through Salzburg combined with an exciting live guided tour. The 3D-Virtual Reality TimeTour transports the guests to different epochs of Salzburg's history. This tour offers a whole new way to experience the past. Even if time travel into the past via virtual reality is exciting enough- the historical input has to be right. Whether it's the Mirabell Palace and Square, the old city wood market on Markart Square 120 years ago or the scenery of WW2 in Pfeifergasse, the guests will be taken back in time and right into the thick of the action. The guides tell exciting stories about it and offer important background information. The tour's duration will be about 2 hours where the guests will be completely immersed in a three-dimensional scenery of the past centuries with the help of VR glasses. Your own smartphone is required for the tour.

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What people are saying about Mozart Geburtshaus

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 43 reviews

We had a lovely day trip to Salzburg on the train. Elisabeth was a great guide who shared the history of both Munich and Salzburg with us on the train, taking around to some important sights and then leaving us to tour for about 3 hours alone, after giving us good tips of what to do. The highlight for us was Mozart's Birthplace Museum and getting the original Mozart Kugeln, and of course the Christmas Markets. We loved Elisabeth's Mozart Duckie so much that we bought our own! We should have spent the night there though, it's just so beautiful and there was more we would have liked to have done. That was the only drawback!

Thomas our guide was very informative and really had a pulse on the crowd early on New Year’s Day. I wish I could have spent even more time in Salzburg because there was much more to see. I managed to pack a lot in the 2 hrs we got to spend self exploring. Of note, I’m not sure if already stated in the description but this is an extremely long day and wouldn’t advise young children in attendance. There was a 2 yr old on our trip and understandably lost patience early on.

It was a very comprehensive and engaging tour. The tour guide was helpful and friendly. “It’s a great experience overall.

Wonderful tour guide Elizabeth did a great job including giving us bonus tips and areas to visit. A day is not enough.

Very good tour. We'll coordinated and everything went according to schedule.