Best Things To Do in Salzburg, Austria

Whether you're visiting Salzburg for a few days or are a localite, Salzburg is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Salzburg. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Salzburg. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Salzburg. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Salzburg keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Salzburg listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Salzburg which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Salzburg will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Salzburg recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Salzburg

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Salzburg that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 5557 itineraries
    Salzburg Old Town

    Tags: Town, Architecture , Unesco Site

    Address: 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A city straight out of a fantastical fairytale, Salzburg is a beautiful destination for any tourist. The fourth largest city in Austria, its clean roads, well preserved city center and stunning Baroqu...Read more

  2. #2 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 4173 itineraries
    Fortress Hohensalzburg

    Tags: View Point, Castle, Architecture

    Address: Mönchsberg 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Sitting atop a small mountain, glaring down at the city, the Salzburg Fortress is a place of beauty with a rich past. Gradually enlarged over centuries, the 250 meter long and 150 meter wide fortress ...Read more

  3. #3 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 3791 itineraries
    Red Bull Hangar

    Tags: Restaurant, Architecture , Exhibition , Automobile Museum

    Address: Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    One of the more modern tourist attractions in the city, the Red Bull Hangar is an exciting display of historical airplanes, helicopters and Formula One racings cars. The Hangar is also home to a top r...Read more

  4. #4 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 3090 itineraries

    Tags: Adventure, Cable Car

    Address: Untersberg, Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Standing at 6,473 feet above ground, the Untersberg is not for the faint of heart! One of the peaks of the Berchtesgarden Alps, this prominent northern massif straddles the border between Salzburg and...Read more

  5. #5 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 4147 itineraries
    Salzburg Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Domplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    With an imposing façade, looming over the city, the Salzburg Cathedral is a famous monument, known for its magnificent 4000 pipe organ, gorgeous Baroque styled architecture and being the church...Read more

  6. #6 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 4968 itineraries
    Mirabelle Palace And Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Palace

    Address: Mirabellplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The beautifully landscaped gardens will have any visitor ready to burst into song; it did to the Von Trapp children! The Mirabelle Palace and Gardens are perhaps most famous as the site where the epic...Read more

  7. #7 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 2594 itineraries
    Hellbrunn Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Fürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Called the ‘Lustschloss’, or ‘Pleasure Palace’, of Hellbrun and complete with a water park, the Hellbrunn Castle is both fascinating and entertaining, making it quite an experi...Read more

  8. #8 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 3354 itineraries
    Haus Der Natur

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Natural History Museum

    Address: Museumsplatz 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Take your kids to the Haus der Natur, filled with reptiles, fish and other great attractions. Founded in 1924, it is a museum of local natural history and is home to a large variety of exhibitions abo...Read more

  9. #9 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 2135 itineraries

    Tags: Garden, Fountain

    Address: Castle Hellbrunn, Hellbrunn, Fürstenweg 37, Salzburg

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Hellbrunn Palace is one of Salzburg’s most widely loved attractions. Built in 1619 by the Archbishop of the city (who had a penchant for playing pranks), it was named after a clear spring th...Read more

  10. #10 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 2716 itineraries
    St Peter's Abbey

    Tags: Religious Site, Cemetery, Monastery

    Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    One of the oldest monasteries in Europe, the St. Peter’s Abbey is one of the prettiest places of worship in Europe. It was founded in 696 by Saint Rupert and the present day Romanesque style bui...Read more

  11. #11 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 2950 itineraries

    Tags: Church, Monument, Cemetery, Architecture

    Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, 5010 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    On the way to Salzburg Fortress, one will see a wrought iron gate leading into Petersfriedhof – the cemetery which surrounds the Church of St. Peters. It’s one of the two oldest graveyards...Read more

  12. #12 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 696 itineraries
    Franciscan Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Franziskanergasse 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 06:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    The first church on this location was likely form the 8th century, and even though the current building was built around five centuries later, it is still one of the oldest churches in the city. Initi...Read more

  13. #13 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 394 itineraries

    Tags: Museum, Brewery, Adults

    Address: Bräuhausstraße 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    Salzburg’s oldest privately owned brewery is also one of the oldest in the world. It was opened in 1492. Aside from the barley brew, visitors can also treat themselves to a tour of the brewery, ...Read more

  14. #14 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 356 itineraries

    Tags: View Point, Hill, Nature

    Address: Kapuzinerberg, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This 636 meter high hill is more than a mere hiker’s pleasure. Neolithic settlements have been discovered here. Military fortifications have been built here, a now extant structure that was know...Read more

  15. #15 of 311 Things To Do in Salzburg
    - Used in 555 itineraries
    Old City Hall

    Tags: Historical Site, Hall

    Address: Kranzlmarkt 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Originally a 14th century burgher house that was purchased by the city in the 15th century, this medieval building with a Rococo facade was the old seat of the city government. But it manages to stand...Read more

Activities And Tours

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  • Is it practical to take a train from Munich and tour both Hellbrunn Castle and Waterpark And go to the Salt mine tour in 1 day and return to Munich in the evening?

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    • If you start early and do not mind returning to Munich late in the evening, you can do Hellbrunn Castle and Waterpark as well as a salt mine tour. It may prove to be a little hectic, but I think it is doable. 

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  • Are there any hot air ballon rides available Salzburg.

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    • Yes, the city has a popular event called International Hot Air Balloon Week. To know more check out this page.

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