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Sights in the city of Salzburg

Unmissable sights in Salzburg

Mozart's birthplace Salzburg
Mozart's birthplace in the city of Salzburg

In Salzburg's historic city, there are countless sights that you must visit and a trip into the surrounding region is also worth it. And you can also immerse yourself in the unique flair of the city.

Hohensalzburg Fortress – The emblem of the city

High above the city sits the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the emblem of the city. You can reach the largest castle in Europe from the city in about 15 minutes, using a relatively steep path. Or take the easy route up with the Festungsbahn funicular railway. From the fortress, you can enjoy a dreamy outlook over the city of Salzburg and far into the surrounding region. The museums provide information about life at the time of the prince-archbishop and the history of the city of Salzburg.

Mozart – Salzburg's most famous son

Mozart is definitely the most famous son of the city of Salzburg. The world-famous composer was born in Getreidegasse, and later lived on Makartplatz. There are museums in both houses now, in Mozart's birthplace and in Mozart's residence, which whisk you away to the time of Mozart with impressive exhibitions and exhibits and bring you closer to his life. From Mozart's residence, you should definitely plan in a detour to the picturesque Mirabell Gardens.

Churches in Salzburg

Salzburg was once an ecclesiastical principality, in which the prince-archbishops were in charge. Countless churches still bear testament to this era today. The largest and most important church is Salzburg Cathedral, in the centre of the city. You must pay a visit there and take a look in the hidden crypt.

Not far from here is the Franciscan Church. In contrast to most other churches in Salzburg, it has not been redesigned in the Baroque style. Instead, the Gothic features are still visible today. Many visitors deem it to be the most beautiful church in Salzburg due to its quirks.

St Peter's Abbey church belongs to one of the oldest monasteries in the German-speaking world. Its picturesque cemetery is located in the shadows of the steep rock face of the Mönchsberg Mountain, directly beneath the fortress, and enchants visitors with its very special atmosphere.

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Take a trip to Hohensalzburg Fortress

Museums in the city

Salzburg has several renowned museums to offer its guests. Modern art has found its home in the Museum der Moderne on Mönchsberg Mountain, to which the Rupertinum Museum at the foot of the mountain also belongs. From the museum on the mountain, you can also enjoy a wonderful view over the city. You can reach the museum on foot or take the Mönchsberg Lift next to the Haus der Natur museum. The Haus der Natur and the Toy Museum are also perfect for children. In the Salzburg Museum, in the New Residence, you can gain a deep insight into the history of Salzburg. Even Romans and Celts have left their marks behind. And in the new DomQuartier, a complex consisting of palace and cathedral, you can experience art history up close and gain an insight into the collections of Salzburg's churches and monasteries.

Hellbrunn – palace, zoo, fountains

Hellbrunn Palace is located in front of the doors of the city. The extensive park invites both locals and visitors to stay a while. In the fountains, you'll get a damp surprise and the zoo has a multitude of animals to delight you.

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Spend your holiday in the picturesque state of Salzburg and discover the sights of the city of Salzburg. Send us your no-obligation inquiry and plan your holiday at the Brandlhof in Saalfelden. From the 4-star superior Hotel Gut Brandlhof, it takes less than an hour by car to reach Salzburg, the city of Mozart, and all its sights.

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