Running in Salzburg
Even though I was not blessed with the weather, I decided to have a run in beautiful Salzburg. A very good decision as it occurred as running in Salzburg is a real pleasure. Next to the river Salzach, there are many paths for cyclists and runners only which makes running easy and enjoyable at the same time. But the most important fact about running in Salzburg are the great views for sure.
When running in Salzburg, you got several different opportunities. I took the most enjoyable and at the same time easy one with running right next to the Salzach.
- Distance: 5.5 Kilometers
- Jogged altitude: 65 Meters
- Calories burned: 300-400
- Month: February
- Weather: Cloudy
As there are only a few streets next to the river, there is good air and a nice maritime feeling.
Even though I was not really lucky with the weather in February, running in Salzburg is something I’d recommend everyone who is visiting Salzburg as the undisclosed views and the sightseeing you can enjoy at the same time makes running a great experience in every regard.
Enjoyable run at the Salzach
I started my run at the Hotel Sacher Salzburg and instantly crossed the river to enjoy the nice views of the Alps in the background.
However, the weather kind of ruined that experience. Nevertheless, the run right on the Salzach on the first two kilometers was a pretty nice one as the river makes running very enjoyable.
It’s really likely to watch the historic buildings nearby the Salzach. Many of these have different colors and a great architecture.
Great views of Salzburg
After I crossed the bridge after approximately 1.5 kilometers, running in Salzburg got even more enjoyable as I admired stunning views of Salzburg and its castle.
As I followed the Salzach, I was able to enjoy these great views all the time. Once again, the only downer was the bad weather that kind of ruined the view. Nevertheless, I was still fascinated by the beautiful historic architecture in Salzburg.
Something like that can’t be found in many cities. One good example is the University of Salzburg that is located next to the Salzach!
Admiring the Alps
As there are not too many brides in Salzburg, I crossed the Salzach once again after 3.5 kilometers. When crossing the river, I was able to admire nice views of the Alps.
Sadly, the views can’t be enjoyed pretty much on the photos as the weather was just too bad. However, the view of the Salzach with the outskirts of the city was admirable nevertheless.
But views are not everything that makes running in Salzburg absolutely stunning. Sightseeing is another interesting option!
Exploring the inner city
Even though we already stumbled through the inner city the day before (check out our city review for some photos in the sun), I decided to include it in my running guide nevertheless.
The little street, the nice church and buildings like the Kiosk Tomaselli or the birthing house of Mozart were nice to see once again! However, my run had to come to an end. Crossing the Salzach for the very last time, I recognized many love locks on the bridge.
A pretty nice little touch that totally fitted to a very nice run through Salzburg. Bad weather is not always a reason to not enjoy running!