20 Unmissable Attractions in Salzburg Salzburg City | © Weinhaeupl W. / Österreich Werbung Mozart's Birthplace Memorial, Museum One of the most-visited museums in Austria is the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born | © Scott Wilson / Alamy Stock Photo
Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756, inside number 9 Getreidegasse
.Today, the house acts as a monument to the prodigious composer, containing many treasures from his lifetime. Hohensalzburg Fortress Forest, Hill Station, Museum Fortress Hohensalzburg in Salzburg is one of the largest Medieval castles in Europe | © escapetheofficejob / Alamy Stock Photo
The Hohensalzburg Fortress is one of the best places to view Salzburg’s magnificent rural landscape – breathtaking mountains and seas of forests surround the baroque tower which sits on top of the Festungsberg hill.
Petersfriedhof Cemetery Stone detail at the cemetery | © quick | dirty | unpolished / Flickr
St. Peter’s Cemetery, neighboring Nonnberg Abbey, is a beautiful – albeit somber – place. The oldest burial ground in Salzburg, some notable residents of Austria were laid to rest here, including Mozart’s sister, Maria Anna.
Mirabell Palace and Gardens Building Mirabell Palace in Salzburg | © Österreich Werbung / Diejun
This historical building is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name derives from two Italian words, meaning ‘admirable’ and ‘beautiful.’
Museum of Modern Art
Salzburg’s contemporary art gallery is a pioneering institution, housing the work of some of the best modern Austrian and international artists.
Always right in the middle. Influencer tour © Österreich Werbung, / mighele_ Christmas Markets
Undoubtedly one of the most festive places to be around wintertime, Salzburg’s Christmas markets are uniquely atmospheric. One of the most popular is in Domplatz.
Christmas market in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Bryan Reinhart Ice Caves in Werfen
Located 40km outside of Salzburg, these dramatic caves – formed of limestone and ice – can be found beneath the Hochkogel mountain in the Alps.
Ice World Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave near Werfen Salzburg Province | © Österreich Werbung / Eisriesenwelt
Eishohlenstrasse 30, 5450 Werfen Leopoldskron Palace Hotel Leopoldskron Castle Salzburg City | © Österreich Werbung / Weinhaeupl W.
This impressive abode has been nicknamed ‘The Sound Of Music House’, as it features prominently in the film.
Coffee Houses Traditional coffee houses are one of Austria’s specialties and Salzburg has some wonderfully cosy ones to choose from. Café Wernbacher is a great place to take a break from sightseeing for an apple strudel. Residenzplatz Cathedral, Market Christmas market in Salzburg winter | © Österreich Werbung / Weinhaeupl W.
A popular hang-out site for tourists and locals, Residenzplatz lies in the heart of Salzburg and is surrounded by some wonderful Baroque architecture.
Traditional Inns and Restaurants
Hanging out on a summer’s afternoon with a cool mug of beer is one of Austria’s favourite pastimes. Salzburg has many
traditional inns serving authentic Austrian cuisine – Restaurant Stieglkeller is a good choice, as it has a veranda where you can catch great views of the city. Salzburg Museum
The museum of Salzburg houses collections related to the city’s historical culture – with exhibitions on topics such as art and architecture.
Kapitelplatz is a spacious piazza in Salzburg Old Town, between St. Peter’s Cemetery and Salzburg Cathedral.
Kapitelplatz, Salzburg | © Tourismus Salzburg / Photographer: Bryan Reinhart
Nonnberg Priory Church, Monastery The View From Nonnberg | © Rob Young / Flickr
The convent of Nonnberg is steeped in history. The interior of the church contains 12th century frescoes, and various artifacts from the Gothic era.
One of the most distinctive landmarks of the skyline, the cathedral is a Baroque masterpiece and the sacred focal point of Salzburg. The original structure, built in 767, was destroyed by fire and was later rebuilt in 1598.
Cathedral of Salzburg Entrance © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Green Market This farmer’s market, taking place daily in front of the university campus, stocks local and regional foods – with some of the regional specialties of various cheeses and meats. Untersberg Cable Car The cable car in Untersberg ferries you up into the clouds of Salzburg’s highest mountain for dramatic views of the breathtaking mountainous landscape. Hellbrunn Palace and Trick Fountains Memorial “Mechanical Theater“ Hellbrunn Palace / Salzburg | © Österreich Werbung / Wiesenhofer Getreidegasse
One of the most popular and picturesque shopping streets of Salzburg, and the location of Mozart’s birthplace.
Getreidegasse in the City of Salzburg | © Österreich Werbung / Diejun
Gerteidegasse, Salzburg Marionette Theatre Theater Salzburg Puppet Theater "Papageno" Mozart | © Österreich Werbung / Herzberger
Salzburg’s Marionette is one of the oldest in the world, staging numerous dance, theatre and music productions throughout the year.
These recommendations were updated on May 11, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.