Holidays in Salzburg

Austria's Festival City of Music

Magnificently set below a medieval fortress, Salzburg is one of Europe’s loveliest cities and the birthplace of Mozart. On the banks of the river Salzach and surrounded by mountains, Salzburg’s picturesque and historic old city is a recognised World Heritage site. On the left bank of the river between the Mönchsberg and Festungsberg lie a maze of narrow cobbled streets, arcaded courtyards and grand tall houses contrasting beautifully with the Cathedral and Residenz Palace from the Baroque, Rococo and Neo-Classical periods. Art galleries, gardens and museums are also plentiful. Additionally, the Salzburg Music Festival takes place every year in August and is the city’s premier event.

Hotels in Salzburg

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If you're looking for a stylish hotel that puts you at the heart of the action then NH Salzburg City is a great choice. Explore the sights of this beautiful city, which are within easy reach on foot. Discover beautiful gardens, riverside rambles, and the trails of Kapuzinerberg.

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Salzburg's Arte Hotel is a haven of urban chic. It's close to the train station and there are plenty of sights to see nearby. It's one of the few hotels in central Salzburg with spa facilities, so is perfect for a relaxing break. Enjoy spectacular views across the city from the stylish rooftop bar.

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Built as an Archbishop's palace, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz is full of traditional features, and elegant inside and out. It's close to Mirabell Palace & Gardens, and there's plenty to explore nearby. Wander the streets of the old town, explore Salzburg's elegant parks and gardens, or use the excellent public transport network to explore further afield.

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Imlauer Pitte Klassik King RC

A fantastic, centrally located hotel, just minutes from the Mirabel Gardens. The perfect base for your city add-on, with striking rooftop restaurant where you enjoy breakfast with a view.


Available to book in Salzburg through Salzburg Tourist office ( excursions are provided by Panorama Tours)

Mozart City Tour

Explore Salzburg Cathedral where Mozart was baptised and later became the court organist and concertmaster, see the Festival District where Mozart concerts are routinely held and visit St. Peter’s Abbey where it was for his childhood friend Abbot Hagenauer that Mozart composed the "Dominicus Mass". The Hellbrunn Palace is also on the stop-off list and the tour will also take you to Leopoldskron Palace and Frohnburg Palace - both locations used in the movie "The Sound of Music". The Highlight of the tour is the Mozart's Residence where you will learn interesting details about the life of the Mozart family.


Travel through the stunning Salzkammergut Lake region to Hallstatt, Austria’s ancient salt mining town and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the World’s Oldest Salt mines offering in its path a great view down to Hallstatt, alternatively take a leisurely lakeside walk and marvel at the houses clinging onto the mountainside, pass by the Mullbach waterfall and visit the local museum. A must see place includes the ‘Bone house’ behind the Catholic church, proving an interesting view into local family life.

Lakes and Mountains Tour

From Salzburg, the tour will pass Lake Fuschl with castle Fuschl, now a five star hotel, on its shores. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born and enjoy a 45-minute boat ride to St. Wolfgang. There will be some time to explore the picturesque town or have a coffee break on the terrace of the famous White Horse Inn (Weisses Rössl) - coffee break in the White Horse Inn is optional and not included. Continue your journey along the Krottensee with castle Hüttenstein and drive along Lake Mondsee before returning to Salzburg.

Excursions are available to book locally. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | You can book a 3 or 4 nights short break to Salzburg or combine it with a longer stay in a resort nearby. Popular choices include lake resorts of St. Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Zell am See, and the rural idylls of Filzmoos or Kitzbühel.

Things To Do

Art galleries, gardens and museums are plentiful. The 'Sound of Music' with Julie Andrews was filmed here 50 years ago and the music festival takes place every summer in August, flooding Salzburg hotels with eager music lovers.

Salzburg 24h Resort Card (From €28*, Book locally through hotel).


  • FREE admission to all of the city’s attractions (single entry)
  • FREE use of public transport including Fortress funicular,
  • Salzach ship service and the Untersberg cableway
  • Attractive discounts for cultural events
  • Reduced prices at a number of local attractions

Can be obtained locally via our representative.

(incl. Festungsbahn funicular, Untersbergbahn lift, Mönchsberg lift, Salzach River Tour I)
*Cost: 24hrs: from €28; 48 hrs: from €37; 72 hrs: from €43.

City Bus

Thanks to the extensive city bus (Obus) system that’s been in place since 1940, users can access almost every corner of Salzburg, all from the comfort of a quiet, modern, and environmentally responsible vehicle. For those arriving to Salzburg by plane or train, the Obus line 2 brings you from the airport to the main train station, while line 10 will take you from the airport to the city centre. If you arrive or depart by train, lines 1, 3, 5 and 6 will all take you to/from the Salzburg city centre.

Evening resort bus service also available.

Car hire available.



Salzburg Music Festival


Salzburg Music Festival

18 July to 31 August 2022
Each summer, the fairy tale streets of Salzburg are alive with the sounds of Mozart at the Salzburg Festival. Featuring opera, concerts and drama, the Festival enjoys worldwide recognition as one of the most outstanding classical music events today. The Festival takes place in various venues throughout the city, but the main attractions are located around Cathedral Square.


Good to know

Walking trails: Salzburg is easy to explore on foot

Terrain: the city is predominantly flat, with the River Salzach running through the centre and the fortress on top of a small hill

Best time to go: end of May to mid October

Recommended for: easy city walks, families, activities, sightseeing, food and drink

Fly into: Salzburg

Transfer time: Approx. 30 mins from Salzburg airport

Rep service: Telephone

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