This list of essential places to visit in Salzburg, will help you to know one of the most beautiful cities in Austria and Europe, which we are sure, will surprise you and exceed all your expectations.
Mozart's hometown of Salzburg will make you go back several centuries in time while walking through the streets and squares of the historic center while confirming the many reasons why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Based on our experience during the days we spent in the city during our trip to Austria in 11 days, we have made a list of what we believe are the 10 essential places to see in Salzburg. We start!
1. Hohensalzburg Fortress
The fortress of Hohensalzburg, which protected from attacks by foreign troops thanks to its walls and towers, is the largest, best preserved in Europe and one of the essential places to visit in Salzburg and although its construction began in 1077, it was not until 1500 that it acquired its current appearance.
Former residence of archbishops, it has an interior with medieval-style rooms, which highlights the Golden Hall and views of the city and the Salzach River, from the top of the fortress at sunset, which will be one of the magical moments of the trip .
Visiting hours: every day from May to September from 9am to 7pm. In the rest of the months it closes at 5pm.
A different option to enjoy the fort is to book this Mozart concert that includes dinner.
Getreidegasse, the most famous street with more tourists in the city, is another of the most essential places to see in Salzburg. In this commercial street of the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site, it is located at number 9, the house where the musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and lived for 17 years and another of the places you can not miss.
For us the highlights of the street are the beautiful old houses of medieval style, in which fashion and traditional shops are located, which will surprise you with their huge wrought iron signs, which have become one of the symbols of Salzburg .
If you are interested in the history of the city it is advisable to book this guided tour in Spanish or this free tour of Salzburg Free! for the most interesting places in the old town.
How to get to Salzburg
Although we visited it by rental car, during our trip through Austria, which we started at Vienna Airport, this is not the only way to travel to the city, being able to reach Salzburg by train, in a journey of about two hours and a half that covers the 300 kilometers that separate it from Vienna.
Another option to get to know it, if you are in Vienna and you only have one day and also want to learn more about the history of the city, is to book this tour by bus with a guide in Spanish.
And if you are in Munich, another city from which you usually make a trip to Salzburg and do not want to rent a car, you can arrive by train or car in a journey of about an hour and a half or book this excursion by bus or bus train excursion
The two proposed excursions are day trips and are done with a guide in Spanish.
Map of the places to see in Salzburg essential
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