Book flights to Salzburg and experience some of what makes it one of Austria’s most special cities. Sachetorte, skiing and snowboarding, salt mines, symphonies and the Sound of Music… Salzburg is famous for lots of wonderful things that mean you are guaranteed an unforgettable city break! And as if all of its famous attractions weren’t enough, it also manages to look like something straight out of a fairy tale. Whether your heart is set on an alpine adventure or a sophisticated city break, you’ll get what you want when you book flights to Salzburg with Ryanair.
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Salzburg is a metropolis in a miniature format, which makes the city very easy to explore on foot. A walk around the centre provides stunning moments, impressive palaces and green parks cover the city and the historic centre holds for example the Mozart Square, the Franciscan Church and St. Peter’s Monastery.
Hohensalzburg

The first thing to do is to take the cableway up to Hohensalzburg fortress. It is the best-preserved medieval fortress in Central Europe, and the views from atop the 1,660 foot-high Festungsberg Mountain are remarkable. To the north is the city with its church spires, and to the south the Alps.

​Address: Festungsgasse, 4
Altstadt

Most of Salzburg’s tourist attractions are in Altstadt, the Old Town. However, the charm of the area itself is possibly the biggest draw of all. It is a listed UNESCO world heritage site, full of quaint squares, fountains, Baroque churches, chubby medieval buildings, wrought iron signs, and much more.

​Address: Altstadt, Old Town
Glockenspiel

Across from the Residenz, this tower is home to 35 bells which you can hear ringing at 11.00 and at 18.00. The smallest bell weighs 16 kg and the biggest bell weighs 380 kg. Together the bells compose 40 different tunes.

​Address: Mozartplatz, 2
Schloss Mirabell

Schloss Mirabell is a part of UNESCO world heritage site and the famous movie Sound of Music was recorded here. The stairways, which is called "Donnerstiege" means 'staircase of thunder', is decorated with beautiful marbles and sculptures and is truly a site for the eye, especially when the garden is in blossom during spring and summer.

​Address: Mirabellplatz, 4​Phone: +43 662 8072 2334
Grünmarkt - The Green Market

There are many markets to visit in Salzburg. In front of the University Square you will find this farm market from Monday to Saturday between 07.00 and 19.00. Here you will find locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheese and much more.

​Address: University Square​Phone: Monday - Saturday, 07.00 - 19.00
Schrannenmarkt

Schrannenmarkt is similar to Grünmarkt, you will find lovely vegetables, cheese and chocolate. At this market more locals attend and less tourists, so if you want to get a true Salzburg vibe then visit here every Thursday from 05.00 to 13.00.

​Address: Mirabell Square​Opening hours: Thursday, 05.00 - 13.00
Franciscan Church

This church is special due to its unique architectural style. The interior is mainly Gothic but there are also clear signs of the Baroque style influence on the church. Visiting the chapels you will see that they have their own individual style.

​Address: Franziskanergasse
Hellbrunn Palace

Hellbrunn Palace is a Baroque villa located in the south district of Salzburg. This used to be a daytime summer place and therefore there is no bedroom in the villa. The gardens surrounding the villa are simply amazing.

​Address: Fürstenweg, 37​Opening hours: March - November
Mozart Residence

Set your foot inside the house there the Mozart family once lived. If you are a fan of classical music you will probably stall a couple of minutes when you see Mozart’s original piano...

​Address: Makartplatz, 8​Phone: +43 662 8742 2740
Mönchsbergaufzug

With the Mönchsbergaufzug lift you get to see Salzburg from a different point of view, an amazing view. The first lift was 60 meters high and the highest of its kind in Europe with a speed of 50 cm per second. But do not worry, it has improved since then.

​Address: Gstättengasse, 13​Phone: +43 662 4480 6285
Zoo

If visiting museums and cathedrals do not lie in the children’s main interest then this is an excellent place to take them. The zoo invites you to get up close and personal with the animals. Except to spend about half a day here.

​Address: Anifer Landesstraße, 1​Phone: +43 662 820 176​Website: http://www.salzburg-zoo.at
Salzburg Cathedral

This seventeenth century Baroque cathedral is one of the most beautiful architectural buildings in Salzburg. The history of the cathedral gives an amazing depth to the wonderful colours and paintings. Find out more about the cathedral on sight.

​Address: Domplatz
The legendary Sound of Music Story

Visit the movie’s many different shooting locations in SalzburgerLand and listen to all the fascinating stories about the Trapp family on the original Sound of Music Tour. Visit http://www.salzburgerland.com/en/sound-of-music for more information!

City Centre of Salzburg

Get to know the baroque city centre of Salzburg – which enchants visitors with its romantic lanes, a historical district declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site (http://www.salzburg.info/en/sights/world_cultural_heritage), and a wealth of art and cultural attractions. With the SalzburgerLand Card & the included 24-hour Salzburg card (Marketing Link: www.salzburgerland.com/en/stadt-salzburg you have free admission to 190 sights and attractions throughout SalzburgerLand.

The Domquartier

Visit also The Domquartier in Salzburg City: it provides an exclusive pathway around the complex of Residence und Cathedral, including the Benedictine Monastery of St. Peter. Shortly opened the Domquartier allows magnificent insights into its cultural heart. For more information visit http://www.salzburgerland.com/en/kunst-kultur/domquartier-salzburg.html!

Ski & Board

Ski & Board in SalzburgerLand http://www.salzburgerland.com/en/ski-board/index.html?as=SKI get the best deals with the Salzburger Superskicard http://www.salzburgerland.com/en/ski-board/super-ski-card/salzburg-super-ski-card.html

Salzburg has many nice eateries, and first-class restaurants can be found all over the city. As often in Central Europe, the best dining experiences can be had at traditional restaurants. The rustic environment, the large portions and the tall glasses of beer – possibly the local favourite Stiegl – are what it is all about.
220 GRAD

If your hotel happens not to be serving breakfast then this is a superb alternative. The interior is modern and funky, the menu is appealing to all taste buds and of course the coffee is great.

​Address: Chiemseegasse, 5​Phone: +43 662 827 881​Website: http://www.220grad.com
Restaurant Esszimmer

Restaurant Esszimmer invites you to a gastronomic sensation in a cosy yet sophisticated atmosphere. The restaurant has been awarded 3 toques and one Michelin star, the lunch menu changes daily and the menu changes every five weeks.

​Address: Muellner Hauptstrasse, 33​Phone: +43 662 870 899​Website: http://www.esszimmer.at
Schloss Aigen

Schloss Aigen is located a bit out of town next to a small village. It is a family run restaurant with a welcoming homey feeling to it. Here you have the opportunity to try beef in various ways, but they also have vegetarian options.

​Address: Schwarzenbergpromenade, 37​Phone: +43 662 621 284​Website: http://www.schloss-aigen.at
Paul Stube

Paul Stube invites you to Austrian cuisine in a rustic environment with a lot of personality. The restaurant is popular so it is a good idea to book a table. If you can´t decide on what to take the schnitzel is always a safe bet.

​Address: Herrengasse, 16​Phone: +43 662 843 220​Website: http://www.paul-stube.at
Tajmahal

If it gets too much of the good Austrian food then Tajmahal is a great option for you to try some new flavours. The service is excellent, the menu is authentic Indian and they have several vegetarian options.

​Address: Bayerhamer Str. 13​Phone: +43 662 882 010​Website: http://www.restaurant-tajmahal.com
Pescheria Backi

Pescheria Backi is a small intimate seafood restaurant. Do not be surprised if you do not find a menu, instead there is a display of fresh fish which you can choose your dinner from.

​Address: Franz-Josef-Str. 16b​Phone: +43 662 879 778​Website: http://www.pescheria-backi.com
Nabucco

Nabucco is a young fresh restaurant with an energetic staff providing you with the best service. They serve traditional Italian cuisine with a fine selection of both Italian and Austrian wine.

​Address: Neutorstr, 28​Phone: +43 662 840 332​Website: http://www.cucina-nabucco.at
St. Peter Stiftskeller - das Restaurant

This is more than just a dining experience. St. Peter Stiftskeller has been around since year 803 and is the oldest restaurant in Europe. Come here and dine in this historic atmosphere, the menu is traditional with an interesting twist.

​Address: St. Peter Bezirk 1/4​Phone: +43 662 841 2680​Website: http://www.stpeter-stiftskeller.at
Pizzeria La Stella

You might not come to Austria to eat Italian food, but by not visiting La Stella, it is safe to say that you missed out on the best pizza in town.

​Address: Griesgasse, 23​Phone: +43 662 84 214 079
Carpe Diem Finest Finger Food

Carpe Diem Finest Finger Food is an exclusive funky bar where the food is served in different ways and shapes. The food is a bit on the pricy side but still worth visiting, and if you are not hungry they have a great selection of different beverages.

​Address: Getreidegasse, 50​Phone: +43 662 8488 000​Website: http://www.carpediemfinestfingerfood.com
Join the Via Culinary

The 7 culinary pathways throughout SalzburgerLand leads you to the most delicious products our region has to offer.The Via Culinaria invites you on a journey of culinary enjoyment across the length and breadth of SalzburgerLand. Visit http://www.salzburgerland.com/en/culinary-world for more information!

Like all other European cities, Salzburg has caught the cappuccino craze, but do not despair - there are alternatives. There are places that serve proper black coffee with apfelstrudel, that have a proper table to spread out your newspaper on, and where there are more people to look at besides lounging teenagers.
Café Tomaselli

Tomaselli is truly unique. It has been located in the same place since 1705, and it is said that a young Mozart would come here for his tea and ice cream. The interior is from the 19th century. In addition to the Apfelstrudel and the Sacher cake, the menu also has the hard to pronounce sweet cake Guglhupf.

​Address: Alter Markt, 9​Phone: +43 662 8444 880​Website: http://www.tomaselli.at
Hotel Sacher

The name says it all. Pastry shops all over the world bake the famous Sacher cakes, but this is the place to try the original. It is worth noting that this is only a branch of the famous hotel in Wienna, but the recipe is the same.

​Address: Schwarzstrasse, 5-7​Phone: +43 151 4560​Website: http://www.sacher.com
Cést la vie

With the motto of "eating with friends" they want you to feel absolutely at home at this café. Let the hours pass while you enjoy food, nice wine and philosophical conversations.

​Address: Sterneckstrasse, 31​Phone: +43 664 183 9789​Website: http://www.bistro-cestlavie.at
Kaffee Alchemie

These guys mean serious coffee business. This is the place to go if "La Marzocco GB5" or "Mahlkönig Twin grinder" has any meaning to you. You can experience different espresso blends as they have ‘espressos of the day.

​Address: Rudolfskai, 38​Phone: +43 681 2017 3143​Website: http://www.kaffee-alchemie.at​More info: Down by the Salzach River in Altstadt Salzburg
Icezeit

The younger crowd meet here for great coffee, wraps and finger food in a cool, trendy setting à la Mediterranean style. Do not miss out on the homemade ice cream, the very trademark of the establishment.

​Address: Priesterhausgasse, 2​Phone: +43 664 9698 877​Website: http://www.icezeit.at​More info: A pure Icezeit ice cream parlour can also be found at Chiemseegasse 1, 5020 Strazburg.
Salzburg has a surprisingly large selection of bars. Just as with the restaurants, the best experience is at one of the traditional bars. In other words, head for Salzburg’s wonderful beer gardens, the Biergarten. Try Augustiner Bräu on Augustinergasse 4, whose beer is still brewed by monks, or the Stieglkeller at Festungsgasse 10, part of the Stiegl brewery, with postcard-perfect views. Here are a few other suggestions:
Soda Club

Soda Club is a modern and popular night club that entertains the crowds with techno and house music. Tuesday night´s mean fun and flirty Reggae Dancehall.

​Address: Gstättengasse, 21​Phone: +43 650 916 8787​Website: http://www.sodaclub.cc
Salzburg has the usual selection of designer brands, street fashion, and vintage shops. If you are looking for more unusual trinkets, the handicraft has a distinct alpine touch to it, and there is also the traditional clothing – Trachten and Lederhosen. And of course, the Mozartkugeln sweets.
Salzburger Heimatwerk

Salzburger Heimatwerk is a picturesque grocery store in Altstadt with traditional and contemporary Austrian handicrafts such as pillows, duvets, blouses, and jewellery.

​Address: Residenzplatz, 9​Website: http://www.sbg.heimatwerk.at
Dschulnigg

If locals want to buy a pair of Lederhosen, Dirndls or Trachten, this is where they come. Many tourist come here to take home as well.

​Address: Griesgasse, 8​Website: http://www.jagd-dschulnigg.at
Note: Every Year Nov and Dec

Through 20 November and 24 December, Salzburg holds its fairy tale Christkindlmarkt on the Dom and Residenzplatz. The stalls are full of everything from wood toys to ginger bread. For handmade Christmas decorations, visit Christmas in Salzburg, Judengasse 10.

​Address: Residenzplatz
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Salzburg Airport

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart is located seven kilometres (four miles) from the city. Buses depart for Salzburg’s main railway station, and connecting transport options, every 15 minutes.

​Website: http://www.salzburg-airport.com
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