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Top sights in Salzburg
Top 7 things to do in Salzburg
A fabulous city with a rich history and beautiful architecture, Salzburg is an oft-overlooked gem of Europe. Here are the top 7 things to do with your time in this fairy tale of a city.
1. Salzburg's Old Town
On the banks of the aqua-hued River Salzach lies the enchanting historic center of Salzburg. Treat yourself to a tour of its winding streets and copper topped cathedrals.
5. Salzburg Zoo
Nothing average about this zoo! Lush animal habitats spread out over floodplains and rocky hillsides, making for such unusal sights as zebras grazing in a green meadow.
6. Salzburg Cathedral
As the seat of Salzburg's historically powerful Roman Catholic Archdiocese, one can expect magnificence from this stunning landmark. Fun fact: Mozart was baptized here!
7. Hohensalzburg Fortress
Visible from miles away, Salzburg's iconic mountain-top fortress is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Be sure to meander its golden chambers and kingly halls.
Frequently asked questions about Salzburg
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Planning Your Visit
How many days to spend in Salzburg?
With a population of under 150,000, Salzburg is a relatively small town. You'd be able to see most of the city's highlights in a day if you're hustling. But take it easy, and leave enough time to get your strudel on! Three days is recommended, especially if you plan to take a daytrip to Hellbrunn Palace or elsewhere.
Where to stay?
Salzburg is brimming with great hotels and top notch hostels, so take your pick! Do yourself a favor and find a cozy spot on either side of the river, close to the city center.
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What people are saying about Salzburg
Great family experience. Went with my wife and kids 5 and 8 and it was just us and 2 other ladies. I wasn’t sure how taking the kids would work out but they loved it and were able to be fully involved. After the struddle and cookies went in the oven we sat to eat the goulash and probably the best I’ve had. Kids both loved it as well. We sampled our struddle and cookies after and what we couldn’t eat we were able to carry home. The building we cooked in was built into the stone and had a cool atmosphere and overall the experience exceeded my expectations.
My experience was wonderful!!! The guide was so much fun… Paul … he made all the difference.. Very attentive and professional!!
Brilliant afternoon. Glorious scenery and very informative tour guide. Lots of facts you may not otherwise know
It was fantastic! Awesome concert with family vibe! I wish I could go again anytime soon!
It is a very interesting place to visit...such a beautiful town