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.
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.
The whole city is historic when it comes to architecture. The only missing thing are horse carriages…
Visit Mozart’s Birth House
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This incredible famous and musically brilliant man was actually born in Salzburg, Austria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Climbing Kapuzinerberg, one of the viewpoints of Salzburg, was strenuous, but rewarded with breathtakingly stunning views 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.
Last but not least, we thought it ought me nice to marvel at Hohensalzburg Fortress from another perspective. Which turned out to be true.
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.
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!