Best Things To Do in Salzburg, Austria

Some of the most important tourist attractions in Salzburg are Mozart's Birthplace, Residenzplatz, The Salzburg Residenz and the Residenzgalerie, Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg Cathedral and St. Peter's Abbey.

Salzburg is famous for its music festivals, something that gets substantiated in the form of a number of historic theaters and concert halls that the city houses. These Festival Theaters (Festspielhäuser), consist of the large Festspielhaus and the smaller Haus fürMozart, between which is a foyer with fine frescoes, and the Karl-Böhm Hall, which is used for exhibitions and receptions and also sporting superb 17th-century frescoes. One of the most pivotal things to do in Salzburg is to walk down the Old town where you can encounter the culture and traditions of the city well.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Salzburg, Austria

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  1. Salzburg Old Town

    # 1 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 5534 times in trip plans
    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. Fortress Hohensalzburg

    # 2 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 4155 times in trip plans
    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. Red Bull Hangar

    # 3 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 3773 times in trip plans
    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. Untersberg

    # 4 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 3073 times in trip plans

    Tags: Mountain, 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. Salzburg Cathedral

    # 5 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 4128 times in trip plans
    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. Mirabelle Palace And Gardens

    # 6 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 4950 times in trip plans
    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. Hellbrunn Castle

    # 7 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 2591 times in trip plans
    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. Haus Der Natur

    # 8 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 3340 times in trip plans
    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. Wasserspiele

    # 9 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 2130 times in trip plans

    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. St Peter's Abbey

    # 10 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 2709 times in trip plans
    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. Petersfriedhof

    # 11 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 2934 times in trip plans

    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. Franciscan Church

    # 12 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 683 times in trip plans
    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. Stiegl-brauwelt

    # 13 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 380 times in trip plans

    Tags: Museum, Tour, 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. Kapuzinerberg

    # 14 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 349 times in trip plans

    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. Old City Hall

    # 15 of 288 Things To Do in Salzburg | Added 545 times in trip plans
    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

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  • Schloss Mirabell

    Mirabellplatz 4

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Schloss Hellbrunn

    Fürstenweg 37

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Steingasse

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Gstättengasse

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Altes Rathaus

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Residenz Schloßverwaltung

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Kapuzinerberg

    Sterneckstraße 20

  • Mönchsberg

    Gstättengasse 13

  • Festungsberg

  • Rauschbergbahn GmbH

    Knogl 12

  • Lammeröfen

  • Salzachöfen

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  • Zauberwald

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  • Königseeache

  • Salzachsee

  • Leopoldskroner Weiher

  • Fuschlsee

    Dorfplatz 1

  • Wallersee

  • Königssee

    Lake Road 3

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  • Mozart Geburtshaus

    Getreidegasse 9

  • Salzburger Barockmuseum

    Alpenstraße 75

  • Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum

    Schwarzstraße 26

  • Residenzgalerie Salzburg

    Residenzplatz 1

  • Museum der Moderne Rupertinum

    Mönchsberg 32

  • Salzburg Museum

    Mozartplatz 1

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  • Aya Bad

    Alpenstraße 9

    Amusement Parks
  • Abarena

    Amusement Parks
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  • Shamrock Irish Pub Ranzenberger GmbH

    Rudolfskai 12

    Bars Restaurants
  • Vis a Vis

    Rudolfskai 24

  • Fridrich Bar

    Steingasse 15

    Bars Restaurants Night Clubs
  • Mirjam's Pub

    Schallmooser Hauptstraße 12

    Bars Restaurants
  • Sternbräu

    Griesgasse 23

    Restaurants Bars
  • Alchimiste Belge

    Bergstraße 10

    Bars Restaurants
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  • Concord Card Casino Salzburg

    Fürbergstraße 47

    Casinos and Gaming Bars
  • ASKÖ Salzburg Amateursportvereinigung

    Plainstraße 123

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Österreichischer Faustballbund

    Münchner Bundesstraße 9

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Landesverband d Eisschützen

    Hermann-Bahr-Promenade 2

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Österreichischer Aero Club Landesverband Salzburg

    Casinos and Gaming
  • ALEA Automatenservice GmbH

    Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 67

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • SPÖ Bürmoos

    Passauer Weg 6

    Dog Parks
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  • Crocodile Sports

    Karl-Reisenbichler-Straße 20

  • Alpinschule Salzburg

    Albert-Schweitzer-Straße 8/2

  • Gaisbergspitze

  • Untersberg

    Dr. Ödlweg 2

    Landmarks Hiking
  • Dichtlalm

  • Glasenbachklamm

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