Salzburg
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Welcome

Welcome to Salzburg!

The UNESCO World Heritage City of Salzburg has deep-rooted, vibrant traditions. It is a small, world-class town with an excellent reputation for superlative musical and cultural events.

The legacy of the Prince-Archbishopric is manifested in the culture and in the churches of the Old Town, while contemporary trends and art open up the apparent classical, conservative façade. Where the prince-archbishops once demonstrated their power and magnificence, there are now bustling markets and century-old traditional shops. There is a feast for the eye – from the hand-forged iron guild signs in the Getreidegasse to the displays of international brands and charming passageways in the Old Town. It becomes clear why in 1997 UNESCO awarded the ensemble of church towers, hills, and fortress the title of World Heritage Site.

Mozart was a native Salzburger; when he was born, Salzburg was a prince-archbishopric, an ecclesiastical city-state of the Holy Roman Empire.

Attractions

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Not without reason is the majestic fortress complex considered the symbol of the Mozart town. Hohensalzburg Fortress, begun in the 11th century, is one of the largest fortified complexes in Europe and has never been conquered. Today it offers visitors unique historical insights far back into the Middle Ages. The Hoher Stock with its magnificently decorated rooms is particularly impressive; the Golden Room with its elaborately designed tiled stove is one of the finest late Gothic secular rooms in Europe. In the Magic Theatre, visitors take a fascinating journey through time in the footsteps of Prince-Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach, who expanded the fortress around 1500. With music, light effects, and video installations, it is an experience for all the senses.

Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Palace
The Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress, Salome Alt. The famous Marble Hall was the banquet hall, where Leopold Mozart and his children Wolfgang and Nannerl made music and entertained royal guests.
The beautiful Mirabell Gardens are laid out geometrically, which is typical for the Baroque period. They offer an impressive view of the cathedral with the fortress in the background.

Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral
At the center of the city, Salzburg Cathedral with its impressive dome and two towers, is a magnificent example of Early Baroque architecture. It has quite unique architectural features, with three gates and seven bells, all individually named.

Hotels

Hotel Goldgasse

Hotel Goldgasse is Salzburg’s one and only Small Luxury Hotel. A rare jewel that is steeped in 700 years of history.
It’s tucked away in one of the oldest, narrowest, and quietest alleys of Salzburg’s Old Town, yet it’s right where the Salzburg Festival happens. All the major sights, from the Cathedral, the Salzburg Residenz, Mozartplatz square, as well as the Festival Halls, are well within walking distance.

Rooms & Suites

Combining tradition and open-mindedness. Every single one of its 16 rooms with their thick walls, slanted ceilings, and blockstrip flooring is imbued with history and will tell you a story about Salzburg. They are variously called the Magic Flute, La Bohème, Don Giovanni, or Il Trovatore. Over-sized prints by Luigi Caputo project memorable moments of Festival productions onto the furniture and the walls. Artistic lamps crafted by Barovier & Toso, the oldest Venetian glass manufacturer, create enchanting effects and an elegant atmosphere.
Our tip: The Jedermann roof-top suite, which comes with a small private roof-top terrace gives you the most breathtaking view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Dine & Drink

For over 500 years, the building housed a coppersmith’s workshop. Its heritage is still palpable today, in the shape of copper-colored egg pod chairs in the hotel itself, and delicious meals served in copper dishes down in the restaurant. The Gasthof Goldgasse restaurant boasts a One-Toque rating by Gault-Millau. Let our kitchen crew work their magic and delight you in our wood-paneled dining room with delicious breakfasts and superb modern cuisine.

Boutiquehotel Amadeus

Hotel Amadeus, a building full of nooks and crannies is located on Linzer Gasse, one of the main historic pedestrian streets in Salzburg’s Old Town. Linzer Gasse offers numerous trendy boutique stores, cafés, and bars, making it the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town on the right-hand side of the Salzach River.

About the Hotel

All the major sights are just a stone’s throw away. No matter whether you’re looking to explore the City of Mozart on your own, with your travel companion, or with your family, Hotel Amadeus is the perfect place to start your adventure. Built in the characteristic style of Salzburg’s Old Town, Hotel Amadeus is located next to St. Sebastian’s Church. What is now a boutique hotel began its journey as a bathhouse in the sixteenth century. Behind the Baroque windows, rib vaults, massive pillars, narrow stone staircases, blockstrip floors, and wood-beamed ceilings give the hotel its one-of-a-kind atmosphere. You’d be excused for thinking that young Mozart himself would be coming around the corner in an instant.

Rooms & Suites

Hotel Amadeus is the place where comfortable living and a bit of tongue-in-cheek nostalgia meet. A protected historic building, it has been modernized with its status and relevance for Salzburg in mind, giving it its characteristic flair: The twenty rooms in the hotel will charm you with their colored features, their authentic antique wooden furniture, and selected unique pieces, their box-spring beds or four-poster beds perfect for snuggling up in. Our rooms come with en-suite bathrooms full of romantic, luxurious amenities like freestanding bathtubs, high-end showers, and certified organic skincare products by Maria Pieper, a Salzburg-based entrepreneur.

Eat & Drink

Treat yourself to a cup of coffee, organic tea, or a bottle of wine straight from our honesty bar and savor the peace and quiet on our wooden terrace on the second floor. Admire the view of the historic St. Sebastian’s Cemetery, the final resting place of famous personages such as Paracelsus or Mozart’s wife and his father. A camposanto cemetery dating back to the Baroque Era, St. Sebastian’s Cemetery is a verdant oasis of calm.

Hotel Stein

A signature building in the cool and vibrant style of the 1950s, Hotel Stein boasts swanky Italian glass designer pieces and the most breathtaking view of the city center.

Urban living in Salzburg’s Old Town - Adults Only

Located at the very heart of the City of Mozart, this boutique hotel is a synthesis of old and new impulses that is well worth exploring. Hotel Stein is situated on the right-hand side of the Salzach River, a hip and trendy part of the city that is distinguished by its young cultural scene. In no other hotel in Salzburg do flamboyant design, art, and urban lifestyle coalesce as effortlessly as in Hotel Stein. Original pieces from the 1950s at the hotel entrance and in the lobby on the one hand and Venetian light fixtures designed by Barovier & Toso on the other set each other off, creating the typical Salzburg flair that has earned the city the nickname of “the most Italian city north of the Alps”.

Rooms & Suites

A glass installation reflecting multiple light sources stretches across seven floors, taking you up to the hotel’s designer bedrooms and suites. Hotel Stein is adults only, and its rooms, with their urban chic, their large-scale city snapshots by Luigi Caputo, and their Italian designer lighting, are as diverse as its guests from all over the world. Some of the rooms have luxury features such as stucco ceilings, while others give you the most spectacular view of the skyline of the historic Old Town.

Dine & Drink

The hotel is crowned by Michelin-starred chef Andreas Senn's Steinterrasse, a one-of-a-kind rooftop terrace plus bar, where a range of culinary delights await you, no matter whether you’re looking for breakfast, a couple of cool drinks, or a fine-dining experience with the rooftops of Salzburg stretching below you. All of this makes Hotel Stein the place to be in Salzburg, a place that stays with you, a place where memories are made.

Special Features

One of the many fantastic things about Hotel Stein is the attentive and personal service of its staff. The rooms all come with espresso machines, delicious teas, and high-end natural cosmetics by Saint Charles. Guests are also welcome to make use of our hotel spa and relaxation room, book a massage, take a sauna, or work out at our small gym.

artHotel Blaue Gans

Die Blaue Gans is located in the middle of the trendy World Heritage district, opposite the Festspielhaus and at the end of the world-famous Getreidegasse, just a few steps from Mozart's birthplace.
The Blue Goose was once a hostel along Europe's most important trade routes towards Venice. Now it is the first and only art hotel in Salzburg. After several conversions and renovations, a tastefully furnished hotel was created over the years, in which contemporary art is omnipresent. 120 art objects accompany the guests in the rooms, corridors, entrance area, and wine archive.

Rooms & Suites

Right angles are scarce in the house, the guest rooms all have different layouts, and the walls are crooked and bulbous. An off-the-shelf hotel environment is not possible here. Instead, the focus of the furnishings is on craftsmanship: solid carpentry, poured concrete tiles, casement windows, and carefully laid stone floors. The design plays with elements typical of Salzburg (building) culture (wood, sandstone, felt, dirndl fabrics), with the green of the loden coats and with natural surfaces.

Dine & Drink

With a history of around 670 years, the restaurant Die Blaue Gans is the oldest inn in the city. The century-old restaurant with its historic arches is the heart of the house.
The modern Brasserie Bar is the counterpart to the traditional restaurant. Guests are spoiled with fancy drinks & delicacies. Small snacks and finger food are also served.
In the Wine Archive, guests can dine at long family-style tables, and indulge in wine tastings and the cuisine of the Speisenmanufaktur

Special Features

Rental Bikes, City Jogging & Sight Jogging with a personal coach, Urban Fitness with a personal Coach

Restaurants

Gasthof Goldgasse

Gasthof Goldgasse
Modern Gault-Millau-rated cuisine in the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town.
For head chef Dragan Miljkovic and sous-chef Nico Wlodraczak, it’s high-quality, seasonal, and regional products that count, and this approach has served them well: The restaurant is the proud owner of a Gaul-Millau toque. How about some Bad Aussee fish soup? Baroque-style ravioli with roast veggies? Chateaubriand steak? Crispy fried chicken? Grilled pikeperch? These and many more delicacies of excellent quality are served in the cozy Gasthof Goldgasse restaurant with its vaulted ceilings. Service staff headed by Niko Collini are attentive yet unobtrusive and will familiarise you with their fine selection of wines.

Gasthof Goldgasse
Goldgasse 10, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 848200
Website

St. Peter Stiftskulinarium

St. Peter Stiftskulinarium
For more than 1,200 years, the St. Peter Stiftskulinarium has embodied hospitality and culinary delights. As the oldest restaurant in Europe, which dates back to 803, it has been combining award-winning cuisine, stylish atmosphere, music, and wine culture in the historic walls of the monastery complex of the Benedictine Archabbey of St. Peter in downtown Salzburg.
The exquisite blend of Austrian-Mediterranean cuisine at "PETER" guarantees an unforgettable experience, accompanied by excellent wines and ambient music. A cocktail bar in the outdoor lounge in the inner courtyard of the monastery invites you to chill out every Wednesday to Sunday. The Sunday brunch is a culinary highlight for the palate; coziness and social gatherings are celebrated surrounded by fragrant coffee smells and regional delicacies. A visit to the Stiftskulinarium turns into a delightful experience that brings joy to both your heart and your taste buds!

St. Peter Stiftskulinarium
Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1/4, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 8412680

Senns.Restaurant

Senns.Restaurant
It is one of the most exciting locations and at the same time one of the absolute gourmet hotspots: With 2 stars in the Michelin Guide, 5 forks in the Falstaff, and 4 toques in the Gault & Millau, the SENNS.Restaurant in the Salzburg Gusswerk building is one of the best addresses in Europe. The SENNS.Restaurant is located in an abandoned bell foundry on the outskirts of the city. Only the best products are used in the kitchen, which star chef and owner Andreas Senn, together with his head chef Christian Geisler, can track down on the world market. With an extraordinary sensitivity for aromas, textures, and surprising compositions, the focus is always on the essential - the taste. Guests from all over the world marvel at the exciting dishes and culinary experiences that know no bounds.

Senns.Restaurant
Söllheimer Str. 16, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: 0664-4540232

Restaurant Blaue Gans

Restaurant Blaue Gans
First-class products from the region on both sides of the Tauern, paired with the lightness of the south, are creations that chef Michael Scheiber conjures up on the plate.
In the shady guest garden, between olive and citrus trees, you can enjoy Austrian classics such as fried chicken, boiled hamburger, or the legendary veal liver, but also borrowings from northern Italy in the form of vegetable dishes that vary depending on the season. The Austrian dessert tradition is upheld in the form of semolina pancakes and curd cheese dumplings. Fine homemade ice cream and sorbets round off the menu.

Restaurant Blaue Gans
Getreidegasse 41-43, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 8424910

Hubers im Fischerwirt

Hubers im Fischerwirt
The restaurant "Hubers im Fischerwirt" is one of the top addresses in Salzburg and is famous for its regional specialties. Guests can expect not only a small, fine restaurant but also a grocery store with local products and a wine bar. During the festival season, the "Hubers im Fischerwirt" restaurant is open all week. The beautiful and cozy outdoor garden invites you to culinary summer evenings. Service is very important at the "Hubers im Fischerwirt". Andrea and Harald Huber, together with their well-established team, offer guests an unforgettable evening. Specialty weeks and, above all, the excellent cuisine with regional specialties are what make “Hubers im Fischerwirt” so successful. Those who make others happy will be happy - that's our motto!

Hubers im Fischerwirt
Peter-Pfenninger-Straße 8, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: 0662 424059

Ikarus

Ikarus
Every month a different top chef presents his cooking skills at the restaurant Ikarus. The chefs come from different regions and countries all over the world and spoil their guests with high-quality, traditional, and varied gourmet delights.

Ikarus im Red Bull Hangar-7
Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7A, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 (0)662 2197

Rooftop Bars

Steinterrasse

Steinterrasse
A hotspot? A restaurant with a bar? A terrace with incredible panoramic views? The Steinterrasse is so much more than that! It is a Salzburg tradition, a way of life. Look forward to an extraordinary feel-good place in a completely new atmosphere that promises countless WOW moments all year round! Breakfast Club or Sundowner. Coffee or Rosé. The Steinterrasse inspired by Senns pampers all your senses from morning to evening. Welcome to the top – sit down and enjoy the view!

Steinterrasse
Giselakai 3-5, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 877 277
Website

Imlauer Skybar & Restaurant

Imlauer Skybar & Restaurant
Experience the charming mix of family flair and noble ambiance. Pleasure takes on a new dimension here. Dine in the award-winning restaurant and later enjoy a cocktail in the bar area at the top with the Hohensalzburg Fortress as a spectacular feast for the eyes.

Imlauer Skybar & Restaurant
Rainerstraße 6-8, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 (0)662 88 978-808

hu:goes14

hu:goes14
The rooftop bar hu:goes14 is located in the arteHotel, the second tallest building in the city. The bar's name comes from the co-founder of the Salzburger Festspiele Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the location on the 14th floor. 14 different hu:go mixed drinks are offered here. The hu:goes14 bar team regularly creates new and refreshing cocktails. The event series "Artist's Place" is the platform for pop-up art & music and makes hu:goes14 a legendary hotspot among locals. The exclusive roof terrace with an unobstructed view of the city is stunning!

Cafes

Cafe Tomaselli

Cafe Tomaselli
The Tomaselli is the oldest coffee house in Austria. According to research on Tomaselli’s history, the origins of the coffee house can be traced back to 1700. The Tomaselli is located directly on the Alten Markt and starts serving a typical Austrian breakfast in the early morning hours. During the day, the guests can expect a wide variety of coffee creations and the most delicious homemade pastries.

Cafe Tomaselli
Alter Markt 9, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 84 44 880

Cafe Bazar

Cafe Bazar
Centrally located, on the right bank of the river Salzach, with a fantastic view of the historic city center of Salzburg the Cafe Bazar with its unique charm attracts guests from all over the world. Since its early days, it has been a meeting point for artists, poets, and thinkers. Today the cafe convinces with a delicious breakfast served all day and a mouth-watering variety of sweet temptations and coffee specialties.

Cafe Bazar
Schwarzstrasse 3, A-5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43-(0)662/87 42 78

Must Do

Festspiele

Festspiele
The best example of the international importance of the baroque city is undoubtedly the more than 100-year-old Salzburg Festival. Every summer the whole city is turned into a stage. The historic concert halls, squares, and alleys become the setting for top-class orchestral arrangements and world-famous plays such as "Jedermann" by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. In 2023, the audience can look forward to a new production and the new cast of Michael Maertens as Jedermann and Valerie Pachner in the dual role of paramour and death. This year's Salzburg Festival presents a varied program at 15 venues over 43 days with 179 performances. Opera highlights include Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" and Verdi's "Macbeth" and "Falstaff". The 2023 concert program reads like a "Who's Who" of the classical music scene: the Vienna Philharmonic, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, Christian Thielemann, Igor Levit, Riccardo Muti, and Franz Welser-Möst are among the supreme disciplines on the top-class repertoire.

Hangar-7

Hangar-7
Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport is a must-see for Formula 1 lovers. A unique architectural structure houses the historical Flying Bulls aircraft fleet and a collection of Formula 1 race cars. After strolling through the exhibition its Restaurant Ikarus, two bars, an Outdoor Lounge, and one café, await with local delicacies.

Red Bull Hangar-7
Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7A, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 (0)662 2197

Old Town Walk

Old Town Walk
A leisurely stroll through the Old Town is best started at the horse pond on Herbert von Karajan Platz, with a magnificent view of the festival district crowned by the fortress. Charming old passageways with fine boutiques lead through to the famous Getreidegasse, where wrought-iron guild signs hang above tastefully decorated shop windows displaying exquisite jewelry, colorful dirndls, fine lingerie, and exclusive bags – traditional Salzburg companies side by side with international brands. The market on University Square is worth a visit. The patrician houses and the old court pharmacy on the nearby Alter Markt, and the neighboring Goldgasse with its antique shops, capture the atmosphere of historical Salzburg. Over the Staatsbrücke [main bridge], the refreshing sight of the fountains on the Platzl invites the visitor to explore the interesting mix of shops and cafés in the Linzer Gasse and the picturesque Steingasse.

Breakfast in Leopoldskron Palace

Breakfast in Leopoldskron Palace
Treat yourself to an amazing breakfast in the rococo ambiance of Leopoldskron Palace. Prince-Archbishop Leopold Anton von Firmian built this palace as his family residence. It is one of the original shooting locations from the film The Sound of Music. Today’s Leopoldskron Palace offers accommodation in a truly idyllic setting on the outskirts of the city.
Table reservations can be conveniently made online.

Leopoldskron
Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58, 5020 Salzburg
phone: +43 0662 839 83-2124

Stiegl Brewery

Stiegl Brewery
Typical brewery atmosphere and typical Austrian dishes can be found in the Stiegl-Bräu. In the cozy ambiance of the Bräustüberl, a lavishly renovated fermentation cellar that dates back to the year 1863, or in the relaxing beer garden, guests can taste freshly tapped Stiegl beer and enjoy hearty culinary delicacies.
Our tip: The famous "Stiegl-Brat'l" in beer sauce and a freshly tapped Stiegl beer to go with it.
Do you want to know more about the brewery? The Stiegl Brauwelt is an absolute must for anyone curious about the world of beer brewing. The World of Experience offers an exciting production tour, where visitors get an insight into the brewing process.

Stiegl Brauwelt
Bräuhausstraße 9, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 50 1492-1492

Augustiner Bräu

Augustiner Bräu
In the Mülln district at the foot of the Mönchsberg beer has been brewed and beer lovers have gathered since the year 1621. Today, the Bräustübl is the largest beer restaurant in Austria with a cozy garden that invites you to linger. The beer comes from wooden barrels and is served in steins. The traditional brewery food can be picked up in the various sales stands of the "Schmankerlgang", which are arranged in the style of a traditional market hall.

Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln
Lindhofstraße 7, 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43662 431246

Shopping

Shopping

Shopping
Salzburg is also a wonderful destination for shopping enthusiasts. The city seamlessly blends tradition with modernity, offering a diverse shopping experience that caters to every taste.

Old Town Shopping:
One of the most charming shopping districts is Salzburg's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its narrow, winding streets are lined with boutique shops, offering everything from traditional Austrian clothing to handcrafted souvenirs. Many traditional manufacturers are based along the Getreidegasse and due to their long tradition, are tourist attractions in their own right. You can find Alpine woodcarvings, shoemakers, an umbrella maker and leather goods, antique shops, trading exquisite arts & crafts, high-quality dirndls, and lederhosen, perfect for immersing yourself in the local culture, as well as unique gifts to bring back home.

Designer Boutiques:
For those seeking upscale shopping, Getreidegasse is the place to be. This historic street is home to some famous designer boutiques. The wrought-iron guild signs, ornate balconies, and charming storefronts make shopping here an experience in itself. You'll find designer fashion, jewelry, and luxury goods from renowned brands.

Traditional Delicacies:
Don't forget to indulge in some of Salzburg's culinary delights while shopping. Seek out traditional pastry shops in the old town to savor the iconic Mozartkugel chocolates or delicious Austrian strudels and desserts. Check out Stiftsbäckerei St. Peter, a bakery that dates back to the 12th century. You can also find local food markets where you can sample regional cheeses, meats, and local delicacies.

Whether you're in search of traditional Austrian mementos or upscale designer fashion, Salzburg provides a shopping experience that reflects the city's unique blend of culture, history, and modernity. So, set aside some time to explore the charming streets and discover the perfect keepsakes during your visit to this enchanting city.

Dschulnigg

Hunting - Tradition - Classic

For more than seven decades, DSCHULNIGG in Salzburg has served as the go-to destination for Weidmann enthusiasts and all those who love the country side and the beauty of nature. Our traditional store has garnered a remarkable reputation that extends well beyond our national borders. Visitors from both near and far value our expert guidance and the exceptional quality and authenticity that DSCHULNIGG offers. Many of them have forged lasting friendships with us following their visit to store.

Sound of Music Experience

Sound of Music Experience
Salzburg is the ultimate "Sound of Music" destination! The real Trapp family called this city home, and the iconic film was shot here. Follow in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp and Julie Andrews as you explore the same enchanting locations featured in your beloved movie.
Every year, over 300,000 "Sound of Music" enthusiasts flock to Salzburg to experience the original filming sites and relive the magic of the Trapp family's journey.

Tip: For the complete "Sound of Music" experience, including visits to the filming locations outside Salzburg, consider joining one of the available bus tours. Knowledgeable guides will narrate the captivating story of their lives throughout the journey.

Tourist Information

Salzburg Information - Service Center

Salzburg Information - Service Center
The Tourist Info Mozartplatz is located right in the heart of Salzburg's old town and is the central contact point for tourist questions. Whether brochures, city maps, or information folders for various sights and attractions in Salzburg - you will be comprehensively informed in the tourist information on Mozartplatz! You can also purchase a SalzburgCard or reserve popular city tours directly at the Tourist Info. Plan your individual Salzburg experience and benefit from the extensive knowledge of the competent staff at the on-site tourist office.

Opening Hours

January-March: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm
April-May: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, closed on holidays
June-September: Daily 9am-6pm
October-November: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm
December: Daily 9am-5pm

(*) Christmas and New Years:
24.12. 9am-2pm
25.12. 10am-5pm
31.12. 9am-4:30pm
01.01. 10am-5pm
Tel. +43662 88987 330

Email


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Travel Info

Time: 1 hour ahead of GMT
International phone code: +43
Emergency numbers:
112 = European emergency number (police, ambulance, firefighters)
Local you can also call:
144 = Ambulance
122 = Fire department
133 = Police
Currency: Euro
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted
Weather: Summers can be hot. Winters are cold and snowy. Salzburg sights can be enjoyed year-round.