Salzburg: Top things to do and see

Salzburg is the city where the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and lived. Even though Salzburg’s tourism is surely motivated by Mozart, the city in Austria has much more to offer! Especially the old buildings and past architecture are worth checking out, but also the inner city and the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

  1. Breath historic (fl)air

Admittedly, this may not be a real activity to do. But I promise you, when being in Salzburg, you feel like visiting a past century.

Salzburg historic city

The whole city is historic when it comes to architecture. The only missing thing are horse carriages…

  1. Visit Mozart’s Birth House

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This incredible famous and musically brilliant man was actually born in Salzburg, Austria.

Mozart Birth House

Birth house of Mozart

No wonder the house he was born in is very well maintained and accessible for tourists – in form of a museum! Nowadays, it is one of the most visited in the whole world.

  1. Cross a bridge

Crossing a bridge doesn’t sound too exciting, does it? But here’s why it is: When turning around, you will be able to enjoy incredible views of the promenade behind you.


Salzach 3

Moreover, both famous “mountains” can be admired from the ground. Combined with the feeling of fresh air and being above water, it is really recommendable to take a moment when being on a bridge.

  1. Discover Salzburg’s Old Town

It feels like the whole city is truly historic. Nevertheless, the old town is utterly special. First, the inner city has been made a pedestrian zone.

Second, discovering the small streets will leave you stunned with your mouth wide open. Not a single building has modern architecture as the Austrians are very protective when it comes to their old town.

  1. Climb “Kapuzinerberg”

I do hope that you have more time in Salzburg than we had. There are two top things to do, but we had to decide and went for Kapuzinerberg.

Kapuzinerberg Salzburg

Climbing Kapuzinerberg, one of the viewpoints of Salzburg, was strenuous, but rewarded with breathtakingly stunning views of Salzburg.

View of Salzburg

Why we decided in favor of Kapuzinerberg? First, it was closer to our hotel, Hotel Sacher Salzburg (go and buy the famous Sacher Torte!). Second, we have heard that nature is more beautiful than Mönchsberg in this regard.

Mozart Bust

Last but not least, we thought it ought me nice to marvel at Hohensalzburg Fortress from another perspective. Which turned out to be true.

Hohensalzburg Fortress Winter

  1. Visit Salzburg’s Mirabellgarten

The Mirabellgarten is a huge garden belonging to a castle. Because of its incredible beauty, it is very popular for tourists.

Salzburg Mirabellgarten

Hard to ignore is the fact of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site though. However admittedly, it is probably way more stunning in spring and summer when all flowers bloom!


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4 Comments on “Salzburg: Top things to do and see”

  1. I visited Salzburg in the summer and it was lovely – one of my favourite places on my trip. I especially loved the old town, and the Mirabellgarten was certainly much more colourful in summer (though with a lot more tourists as well)!

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