Salzburger Altstadt
Salzburger Altstadt
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  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, Ohio6,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walking tour
    So many cute shops and cafes lining cobblestone streets. There are so many interesting buildings, enjoyed the architecture. Gorgeous Cathedral Salzburg seems to serve as the centerpiece. And, of course, Mozart is everywhere.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Susan F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEAUTIFUL SALZBURG ❤
    This is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. Seeing and touring the sound of music sights, the birthplace of Mozart and the lovely buildings and scenery . The Mirabel palace and gardens is so lovely, I will definitely return to Salzburg it is a lovely place to visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Catherine G
    Nice, France1,964 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice old town
    The old town is very nice with all the churches, the restaurants, the museums. You can just walk to see the old town because cars aren’t allowed in this part of the city. There’s Mozart’s house and a lot of nice houses.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Eyelet
    Bolton, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Splendid sensational Salzburg!
    We arrived early on the first day of the Christmas market. Salzburg is perfect! So many beautiful buildings and sights. That day we had perfect weather with blue skies and sunshine giving a splendid backdrop to the Christmas trees. The next day we had horrendous weather but it didn't spoil our delight to be in such a fabulous place. Of course we did the Sound of Music tour which took us into the mountains and revealed interesting stories behind the famous scenes. I would love to go again to see and do all the wonderful things for which we had no time. A guided tour would be a good idea. Go! It would be impossible to be disappointed! Go to the Mozart restaurant and try the special Salzburg dessert modelled on 3 mountain peaks. The Holiday Inn was also excellent. Do go!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 December 2023
  • Wonderhorseuk
    61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great city, great time, we will go back again in the future.
    Salzburg is a wonderful location. We found it very clean, and never felt unsafe anywhere we went. There are lots of things to do and see - made even better/easier with purchase of a Salzburgcard which gives free or discounted entrance to many attractions there. For us, even without use of public transport it paid for itself and more over three days of attraction visits. Don't miss the walks up to high points over the city (the high fortress can be reached via the funicular railway. If you like Mozart, this place is a treasure chest for things to see - and then there's lots of Sound of Music stuff too.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 December 2023
  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the most riveting of old towns.
    The old town was nice but it wasn't the most exiting we'd seen. It was easy to get to from the main train station by taking local transport. It has some nice things to see but didn't have an exciting vibe. Even though there were a lot of people in the main tourist area, it didn't really have an interesting feeling. Not the best old town we'd been to.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
  • rosietomato
    155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mozart, Sound of Music, and Salzburger Mozartkugel
    If you get a chance, visit Salzburg. It is a beautiful little town and easy to walk in. Don't really need to do a formal walking tour. It is an easy walk and if you do your homework ahead of time you can learn about the Sound of Music (based in Salzburg) and Mozart house. Go up to the Fortress to the cafe for lunch. Yes, you have to pay for a tram ride but it is inexpensive and the views are fantastic as well as the food at the cafe. Make sure you find the shop or the Salzburger Mozartkugel, these are completely handmade chocolates with a nut center. They were created in 1890 by a local confectioner who didn't bother patenting his invention so everyone is free to make them. But to visit the shop and get some of the original chocolate balls either to eat yourself or bring home as gifts is worth the visit. I recommend both options!!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Taniel V
    Montreal, Canada63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    not like I remembered...
    I hade visited this place, a long time ago. With my birth family. When I was a child (and when my sister, my father and my mother, were in this world…) I am willing to admit that I have changed, of course, since those old days. That the current, “modern” reality, could not correspond entirely to my childhood memories, feelings and impressions, in various regards. Having said that though, it is undisputable that the place itself has also changed. Too much. Alas… In any event, you definitely don’t need to stay in a hotel situated in the Old Town itself. You can easily get there from any other hotel in the general area.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • travelingtexas2019
    Amarillo, Texas28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable day trip to Salzburg
    We took a train from a ski resort town of Zell am See. The train cost included local Salzburg buses so when we arrived at the train station we took a 5 minute bus ride to Salzburger Altstadt (Old town), which is where most of the tourist attractions are located. All pedestrian in Old Town. If Recommend the self guided walking tour found online at travelyesplease.com. Ornate baroque architecture, palaces, fortress, market Square, Mozart birth place, St. Peter's Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, etc. Many restaurants and shops.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2024
  • Daniel S
    213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful to stroll through
    We spent a couple of hours wandering around the old town, which has many quaint shops and cafes. It was a busy day, lots of other tourists around! The area has a number of old buildings and churches, and it was an amazing experience to visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 April 2024
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Solo
The 1st time I visited Salzburg was several years back as a day trip from Munich by train. I immediately fell in love with this old town but regretted not having enough time. Hence, decided to visit Salzburg again and this time around stayed a few nights so as to explore more of the absolutely beautiful Old Town.

Visiting during winter definitely has its advantage as there were lesser crowd. Loved how well the old town has been preserved, with the many wonderful architecture, shops, cafes and restaurants. A definite must visit when in Austria.
Written 30 December 2020
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Wayne O
Pretoria, South Africa55 contributions
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Jan 2020
Salzburg is beautiful and is a must visit city which is not large and can be easily viewed on foot. The people were friendly and souvenirs are everywhere. Christmas shops are worth visiting too. The many places of Worship in close walking distance of each other are all worth visiting, Gertreidegasse annd Goldgasse offer a very good idea of Salzburg with their amazing wrought iron shop names displayed and must be walked and seen. Those familiar with the Sound of Music film will find the city even more enjoyable. The snow covered mountains made it special too when I visited in January.
Written 26 January 2020
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Levent ö
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Salzburg is one of my favorite city in Europe, you have to see the castle and view of Alps Mountain from the castle.
The streets in Salzburg were also wonderful. Don't forget a photo when you look the castle from the top of bridge
Written 12 February 2020
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travelingtexas2019
Amarillo, TX28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We took a train from a ski resort town of Zell am See. The train cost included local Salzburg buses so when we arrived at the train station we took a 5 minute bus ride to Salzburger Altstadt (Old town), which is where most of the tourist attractions are located. All pedestrian in Old Town. If Recommend the self guided walking tour found online at travelyesplease.com. Ornate baroque architecture, palaces, fortress, market Square, Mozart birth place, St. Peter's Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, etc. Many restaurants and shops.
Written 29 January 2024
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia4,441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Beautiful old town and relatively compact.

The old city walls can still be seen in some parts while the Hohensalzburg Castle dominates from the hill. Various historical landmarks dot the old town.

The streets are narrow and winding, typical of medieval European towns yet paved and clean. These were the streets that Mozart, Von Karajan and other composers would have walked on in the past.

Even more recent, some parts of the old town was used as the scene for the famous The Sound of Music movie and the streets and shops that Maria and the Von Trapp children passed on the horse cart in the Do Re Mi song are still recognisable now.

We just came back from holiday in Austria but my wife said she already missed Salzburg.
Written 17 January 2020
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marathon235
Bronxville, NY465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Exploring small narrow streets, many little stores, famous houses to hear their history, bakeries, original shops, castle views, river views. Everything is very easy to walk around, and can stop in many cafes or restaurant or benches. It is a great town, perfect for exploring.
Written 21 February 2020
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Robert G
Cary, NC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We briefly visited Salzburg in 2019 and dearly wanted to return for a longer visit. However, while we are fully vaccinated, due to the muddling around by the EU with vaccines we are now making plans to visit UK. Such a pity...
Written 20 March 2021
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Marco Tamayo
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Magical, like a fairy tale city!
Walk around and look up, not all time down to the road. The history of the city is also in the buildings, the signs, the architecture, symbology,... it is magical... like walking there 300 years ago...
Written 5 November 2020
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We spent over four hours walking around the Aldestadt old town using the Rick Steve’s Vienna guidebook which has a very good self guided walk of Salzburg also taking in some ‘off the beaten track’ places. We have been to many European cities but this counts as one of the best. Most of the area is pedestrian only, making walking a pleasure. It is quite ‘up and down’ as you might expect of a city sandwiched between mountains and the river in close proximity but some of the views are spectacular from up on high. The Baroque architecture is on a grand scale but unlike many ‘old town’ areas they have combined old building with a good selection of retail shops giving the centre a vibrant atmosphere. The old town centre mainly consists of a series in inter linking squares and is surprisingly compact.
We were in Salzburg between 29th December and 1st January. An added bonus was the Christmas markets were still operating up to New Years day (we had expected them to be mainly finished) and combined with additional festivities over the New Year period, the whole area was buzzing with life.
Quite a memorable visit.
Written 7 January 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The thing you come to Salzburg to see is the amazing Baroque city with Cathedral, churches, Fortress and street shopping. There are few places in the world where you can feel that you were back in the 17th and 18th Century and Salzburg is it. You almost expect to see Mozart. My favorite things in Salzburg were the Residenze (DomQuartier) and Fortress. Both are in the Old Town and both are Must Sees. We were lucky enough to stay in the Altstadt at Am Dom which is perfect because it is small enough to walk the entire area in one day.
Written 24 April 2020
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