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  • 1. DomQuartier


    For the first time in since the early 1800s, you can look down on the original heart of Salzburg as once only the powerful Archbishops could...Read More

  • 2. Hangar-7


    Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz opens his fantasy toy chest for all to admire; vintage airplanes, helicopters, motorbikes, and Formula...Read More

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  • Mirabellgarten

    3. Mirabellgarten


    While there's a choice of entrances to the Mirabell Gardens—from the Makartplatz (framed by the statues of Roman gods), the Schwarzstrasse,...Read More

  • 4. Salzburg Museum


    The biggest "gift" to Mozart was the opening—one day shy of his 250th birthday, on January 26, 2006—of an exhibition entitled "Viva! Mozart...Read More

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  • Schloss Hellbrunn

    5. Schloss Hellbrunn


    Just 6½ km (4 miles) south of Salzburg, the Lustschloss Hellbrunn was the prince-archbishops' pleasure palace. It was built early in the 17th...Read More

    Schloss Hellbrunn
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  • 6. Alter Markt


    Right in the heart of the Old City is the Alter Markt, the old marketplace and center of secular life in past centuries. The square is lined...Read More

  • 7. Dom

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    When you walk through the arches leading from Residenzplatz into Domplatz, it's easy to see why Max Reinhardt chose it in August of 1920 as...Read More

  • 8. Dreifaltigkeitskirche

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Makartplatz—named after Hans Makart, the most famous Austrian painter of the mid-19th century—is dominated at the top (east) end by Fischer...Read More

  • 9. Festspielhaus

    Arts/Performance Venue

    With the world-famous Salzburg Festival as their objective, music lovers head for the Hofstallgasse, the street where the three festival theaters...Read More

  • 10. Festungsbahn

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    More than 110 years old, the Festungsbahn (funicular railway), behind St. Peter's Cemetery, is the easy way up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg...Read More

  • Fortress Hohensalzburg

    11. Fortress Hohensalzburg


    Founded in 1077, the Hohensalzburg is Salzburg's acropolis and the largest preserved medieval fortress in Central Europe. Brooding over the...Read More

    Fortress Hohensalzburg
  • 12. Franziskanerkirche

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The graceful, tall spire of the Franciscan Church stands out from all other towers in Salzburg; the church itself encompasses the greatest diversity...Read More

  • 13. Friedhof St. Sebastian


    Memorably re-created for the escape scene in The Sound of Music on a Hollywood soundstage, this final resting place for many members of the...Read More

  • Gaisberg and Untersberg

    14. Gaisberg and Untersberg

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Salzburg's "house mountains" are so called because of their proximity to the city settlements. You can take the bus to the summit of the Gaisberg...Read More

    Gaisberg and Untersberg
  • 15. Getreidegasse


    For centuries, this has been the main shopping street in the Old City center. According to historians, the name means "trade street"—not "grain...Read More

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  • 16. Glockenspiel

    Local Interest–Sight

    The famous carillon tower is perched on top of the Neue Residenz (New Residence), Prince-Archbishop Wolf-Dietrich's government palace. The...Read More

  • 17. Hallein


    The second-largest town of the region, 15 km (10 miles) south of Salzburg, Hallein was once famed for its caves of "white gold"—salt. "Hall...Read More

  • 18. Haus der Natur


    Visit this mulitfaceted experiential learning center for hands-on science and technology exhibits, including 42 fresh and saltwater tanks with...Read More

  • 19. Heimatmuseum


    About a 10-minute walk from the village center along the riverbank, the local Heimatmuseum, opposite the chapel, documents the history of the carol. ...Read More

  • 20. Kapuzinerberg Hill

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Directly opposite the Mönchsberg on the other side of the river, Kapuzinerberg Hill is crowned by several interesting sights. By ascending a...Read More

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