Holidays in Salzburg - cultural highlights & sights
Salzburg, a true cosmopolitan city
Salzburg, a magical symbiosis of culture and landscape, will let you discover something new with every visit. Reason enough to take time for a not-too-short holiday in Salzburg.
10 minutes to the city centre
The hotel Grünauerhof in Wals is ideally located for your city trip. Close to the city motorway and yet surrounded by green you can reach the busy centre in no time over the Innsbrucker Bundesstraße. Stroll through the alleys of the picturesque old town, the Mirabell Gardens, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, take a boat trip on the river Salzach, explore the city by bike and make culinary discoveries, from restaurants and culture to child-friendly activities and nightlife, Salzburg has something for everyone.
Museums and cultural experiences
The museum of modern art Salzburg Mönchsberg always has artistic treats in store for those interested, while the Museum of Natural History and Technology is particularly popular with families. The Hohensalzburg Fortress lets history become alive and let you view the town and its alpine surroundings from up above while the Residenz is a gem for (art) historians. A ride with a traditional carriage will let you experience the city of Mozart from a nostalgic perspective. And for theatre lovers and aficionados of classical music, the Easter Festival and especially the Salzburg Festival and the Whitsun Festival are the highlights on their personal calendar of events.
Majestic palaces to dream
Salzburg and its castles are a chapter in themselves. Mirabell Palace with its gardens must not be missing during a stroll through the city, and in the south of Salzburg you will be delighted by Hellbrunn with its trick fountains and vast park which is also popular with the locals. Klessheim Palace near the airport is home to a casino today, while Leopoldskron Palace at the idyllic pond of the same name is privately owned. In addition to the castles there are several more architectural gems of different styles which bear witness to the former power of the city.
Stroll from sight to sight
The special Hop On Hop Off bus is one option to explore the city comfortably and without stress. The bus has 12 stops and hence offers you 12 possibilities to get on and off. It is entirely up to you what you want to watch and how often you change.
Cheap city trip with the Salzburg Card
With the purchase of a Salzburg Card you can visit the sights of Salzburg at a cheaper price. With this card you can not only use public transport in the centre for free but you can also visit numerous sights for free and claim uncountable discounts for events and excursion destinations in and around Salzburg. For example, you can visit the Dommuseum, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mozart’s Birthplace or the DomQuartier free of charge. It will certainly not remain your last visit to the city of Mozart. For one thing is certain: There is still a lot to see.
Reserve your hotel room at the Grünauerhof near Salzburg with spa already today!