The birthplace of art and culture
Explore this capital of culture with all its historie and modern highlights
Salzburg is renowned for its culture and has plenty to offer. Make art and culture an important focal point of your city break in Salzburg. The city is famous for its history but also has plenty in the way of modern culture too.
5 in one go with unbelievable views of the city. Salzburg’s cathedral quarter (DomQuartier) is a unique highlight at the heart of the city. Visit its stately rooms and be amazed by the good old days. History is brought to life and made tangible at Mozart’s place of birth and residence. And if that weren’t enough, you are bound to fall in love with the gentleman with the long wig once you try Salzburg’s delicious Mozart balls (Mozartkugel). The House of Nature and Museum of Modern Art address plenty of current issues and highlights. But the crowning finale of a museum tour through the city of culture is a visit to Salzburg’s Christmas market in winter or the Christmas museum, open all year round.
Fortresses, palaces, castles
Whether the Hohensalzburg Castle, Mirabell Palace, Klesheim Palace, Hellbrunn Palace or Leopoldskron Palace – all places where you can feel like a prince or princess – there are certainly plenty of them in Salzburg. Explore these old walls and gain a glimpse of times gone by.
Churches & abbeys
Once you reach the top of the Mönchsberg, you cannot fail to be amazed. The views of the city from here are breath-taking and the number of churches is really striking because they are less noticeable from the ground below. It is not without good reason that Salzburg’s old town with its endless green copper towers from the Baroque era is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The best-known churches and abbeys:
- Salzburg cathedral
- St. Peter’s Abbey
- Maria Plain
- Capuchin Monastery
Insider’s tip: the old town’s numerous narrow alleyways are home to many squares with charming cafés such as the ‘St. Peter Stiftskeller’ at St. Peter’s Abbey.
Squares and streets
Salzburg is bursting with beautiful squares and buildings. There is nothing better here than to stroll the streets, enjoy and learn about the history of this Mozart city as you go. Our top places to see:
Residenzplatz square & Residenzbrunnen fountain – A square at the heart of the city which plays host to numerous events such as the famous Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt)
Alter Markt (old marketplace) – Home to Salzburg’s smallest old town building at just 1.42m wide as well as the famous Florianibrunnen fountain
Getreidegasse – The location of Mozart’s birthplace and numerous stores from top international brands, making this the perfect place for shopping
Linzer Gasse & Platzl – Sister to the elegant and international Getreidegasse which has long been a place for craft workshops, shops, inns and hostels
There is a wide range of tours on offer – by rickshaw, bike, Segway or on foot. For more information, contact the Salzburg tourist board.
Follow in the footsteps of Mozart, learn more about Salzburg back in the day and enjoy the here and now. The practical B(l)ackhome City Apartments provide the perfect accommodation for your holiday in the cultural city of Salzburg. Book now.