Salzburg Walking Tour

Salzburg City Tour

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We toured Salzburg and made a video just for you.

Salzburg translates to “salt fortress” and after exploring this town, you will know why. Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. It is also a twenty minute bus ride from our apartment in Germany.

From Mozart, to the Sound of Music, to beer, and salt, you will love Salzburg, Austria. 

Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the town is probably best known to Americans as the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the Sound of Music.

Find out so much more in the video. Then scroll down to plan your own trip.

Plan Your Own Trip
  • We used the free self-guided walking tour of Salzburg from Big Boy Travel.
  • Mozart Residence you can buy a combi ticket to get in here and the Mozart House. Just get to the Mozart House before it closes…we didn’t.
  • “World’s Best Chocolate Cake” at Satcher Café. We also had lunch here and they had a great veggie burger.
  • Stiegelkeller for beer and awesome views of the city.
  • Ticket info for the funicular or Fortress Railway. If you are going to Stiegelkeller you are halfway there anyway and might as well walk.
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg requires tickets for the museums, but you can cruise the courtyard  and take in the view for free. See our Salzburg Christmas Market video for our nighttime experience in the fortress (below).
  • Ready for another beer. Augustiner Bräu is tasty and has food vendors in the lobby. We were all able to choose our own dinner here — vegetarians and meat eaters found something good.
  • The Sound of Music Tour is so good it made it on this Europe Bucket List.
  • After you’ve seen the city, consider a day trip from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang.

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20 thoughts on “Salzburg City Tour”

  1. Great video, I didn’t know they had famous Sacher chocolate cake in Salzburg as well as Vienna, that’s a bonus. You had great weather, I prefer to be in the snow than the sun, it’s a lot more fun and more beautiful too. The kids must have loved playing in the snow, I’m sure I saw the eldest eating it! That’s a significant piece of history, where Mozarts first violin was made. The Salzburg cathedral is an impressive structure, I must visit Salzburg!

    1. Yes! They make the torte in both cities, so you can have it twice! You will love Salzburg if you go (and you don’t even have to eat snow).

  2. Oh wow! Such a pretty city. I’m always so jealous of how pretty European cities are compared to Australian cities

    1. They really are. I think the same thing in comparison to American cities.

  3. I have not been to Salzburg yet but I heard it is even more beautiful than Vienna. Great tips, thanks for sharing. SO I have some ideas for my trip to Salzburg (Mozart house and the old town might be the first things I will visit).

    1. I haven’t been to Vienna, although I’d like to. Salzburg was such a charming city.

  4. Your video reminded me of my trip to Salzburg. I only had about half a day to spend there but I remember the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and the fortress up the hill. The cathedral in the centre of Salzburg is so impressive, I remember it took me about an hour to see it all. I would like to return and explore more of the city, stay overnight and visit Mozart’s house as well.

    1. Half a day is such a short time, but sounds like you got the feel of the city!

  5. I have never been to Salzburg but you had me at the worlds best chocolate cake haha 😛 It looks so pretty with all the snow! We hardly get snow here in Cape Town and when we do its far out in the mountains! Looked like a fun time! 🙂

  6. Loved your video! We recently read about Vienna being famous for the chocolate cakes good to know that you have one in Salzburg too at Satcher Café. The Salzburg Cathedral is beautiful and the interior is stunning.

    1. I believe the Satcher Torte was created in Vienna, but the same recipe was brought to Salzburg with the Satcher Hotel.

  7. Salzburg looks amazing (and freezing too)! You accomplished a lot in a day! What was your favourite part of the trip? And yay for the setting of the Sound of Music.

  8. Salzburg looks such an amazing city and moreover your videos have covered so much details…I loved the view from the bridge with river bounded by the snow covered banks…

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