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Festival city of Salzburg

Salzburg - always worth a visit

With a stroll through Salzburg's Old Town, the sights are at your feet: the Residenz, the Glockenspiel, the Cathedral, the Franciscan church, Mozart's birthplace, the Horse Pond, the Hofstallgasse, the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Monastery of St. Peter. You can get a hint of times gone by in every nook and cranny: the ages have left their marks in churches, towers, facades, balustrades and galleries. And even the street names tell stories of events and people.

A visit to the beautiful city of Salzburg is simply a must at any time of year.

Top sights

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • Salzburg Cathedral Quarter
  • The house where Mozart was born
  • Festival Halls
  • Mönchsberg with the Museum der Moderne museum
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Stiegl's Brauwelt/Brewery

Sights in Salzburg

Christmas market in the Old Town of Salzburg
Hohensalzburg Fortress 
The Hohensalzburg Fortress, built in 1077, is the largest fully intact fortress in central Europe. Particularly worth seeing are the medieval state rooms and the fortress museum. Since 1892,the fortress has been conveniently accessible from Festungsgasse via a funicular.

Cathedral Quarter
With the opening of the Cathedral Quarter, Salzburg placed a cultural highlight in the heart of the city: The former centre of the Prince Archbishop's power, the complex comprising the Residenz (Bishop's palace) and the Cathedral, completed by the Monastery of St. Peter, is open for the public to tour for the first time in 200 years.

Mozart's birthplace 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here on 27 January, 1756. The exhibition rooms invite visitors into the living quarters of the Mozart family and document living conditions in Mozart’s time. Included in the exhibition are original instruments owned by Mozart, portraits and letters. 

Festival Halls 
Take a look behind the scenes at the Salzburg Festival. Our tour takes you through the foyers, the viewing rooms and across the stages of the large and small Festival Halls.

Hellbrunn Palace and trick fountains 
The Hellbrun Palace with its large park and trick fountains is one of the loveliest examples of manieristic architecture north of the Alps and is one of a kind in Europe.
Tip: During Advent the loveliest Advent market in Salzburg takes place in and around Hellbrun Palace.

Stiegls Brauwelt/Brewery 
The Stieglbrauerei in Salzburg is Austria‘s largest private brewery and takes its visitors on an entertaining voyage of discovery into the millennia-old world of the cultural drink beer. Marvel at the exhibition “World of Beers”, the biggest beer tower in the world and discover how beer is brewed.

Mönchsberg
In the cliffs of the Mönchsberg is the entrance to the Mönchsberg lift which takes you up to the Mönchsberg terrace, one of the loveliest viewpoints in Salzburg.