Salzburg highlights

Explore the accommodation of Salzburg’s rich cultural heritage, unique traditions, arts, and personalities. Enjoy this extensive list of Salzburg highlights all within easy walking distance from our boutique hotel!

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linzergasse

Take just a few steps from our boutique hotel and find yourself in the Altstadt on the historic street of Linzergasse. This cobblestone-lined thoroughfare dates back to medieval times and has witnessed centuries of cultural and commercial activities. Today, this street is a hub of boutique shops, cafes, and traditional Austrian crafts, offering a delightful blend of contemporary and historical elements. The street is named after the city of Linz, emphasizing its historical significance as a trade route connecting Salzburg with other key locations. Today, Linzergasse stands as a living testament to Salzburg’s vibrant history, inviting both locals and tourists to immerse themselves in its timeless charm.

Linzergasse in Salzburg Austria with shops and people sitting at an outdoor cafe

Salzburg landestheater

Situated in the heart of Salzburg, and aproximately 15 miutes by foot from our hotel, the Salzburger Landestheater stands as a cultural beacon, captivating audiences with its rich theatrical heritage. Dating back to the 17th century, the current neo-baroque building was constructed in the early 20th century and has since been a hub for the performing arts. The theater hosts a diverse array of productions, from classical operas and contemporary plays to ballet performances, showcasing the city’s commitment to artistic excellence. With its ornate architecture and a stage graced by world-class performances, the Salzburger Landestheater continues to be a vital cornerstone of Salzburg’s vibrant cultural scene, inviting locals and visitors alike to partake in the magic of live theater. Come, hear the Sound of Music!

Mirabell Palace and Gardens

Mirabell Palace and Gardens showcase Baroque splendor with origins dating back to 1606. Reimagined in the 18th century by architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, the palace boasts a magnificent Marble Hall hosting concerts and weddings. The adjacent Mirabell Gardens, designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, feature meticulously manicured lawns, flower beds, and iconic locations like the „Do-Re-Mi“ steps from „The Sound of Music“.  A 15 minute walk from our hotel lands you in these wonderful gardens and grounds.

mozartwohnhaus

The Mozart Wohnhaus served as Mozart’s family home from 1773 to 1787.  It was during this period that Mozart composed some of his most celebrated works. The residence is now a museum that offers a glimpse into the composer’s life, showcasing original instruments, family memorabilia, and interactive exhibits. Visitors can explore the rooms where Mozart and his family lived and gain insight into the daily life of the musical prodigy. The Mozart Wohnhaus provides a unique opportunity to connect with the personal and creative aspects of Mozart’s life, making it a must-visit destination for music enthusiasts and cultural enthusiasts alike. And it’s only a 12 minute walk from our boutique hotel. Make sure you check it out! 

mAKARTSTEG BRIDGE

Many bridges connect our side of the Salzach with the Altstadt. However, none are as iconic as the „love-Lock Bridge“.

The Makartsteg Bridge stands as both a functional crossing over the Salzach River and a vibrant testament to artistic expression. Named after 19th-century Austrian painter Hans Makart, the bridge is adorned with thousands of love locks, each symbolizing a connection shared by visitors from around the world. 

Stiftbackerei St. Peter

The oldest bakery in Salzburg is known as „Stiftsbackerei St. Peter.“ It is located within the St. Peter’s Abbey complex in the heart of the Old Town. The bakery has a long history dating back to the 12th century and is famous for its traditional bread, pastries, and cakes, which are still baked using centuries-old recipes and techniques. Stiftsbackerei St. Peter is a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking authentic Austrian baked goods and a taste of Salzburg’s culinary heritage.

Mozart geburthaus

Finally made it across the Salzach? Head straight for Mozart’s Geburthaus. This historic residence not only serves as a museum dedicated to the life and works of the prodigious composer but also stands as the very place where Mozart first saw the light of day in 1756. Explore the rooms where the musical genius spent his early years, surrounded by period instruments, family memorabilia, and poignant exhibits. The museum offers an intimate glimpse into Mozart’s formative years, providing a profound connection to the maestro’s extraordinary contributions to classical music. Linked below is the Salzburg Card we recommend purchasing if you plan to see multiple tourist locations.

Getreidegasse

Wander through this charming cobblestone street, and you’ll inevitably find yourself enchanted by the historic Getreidegasse. This iconic shopping lane boasts a character all its own. Lined with ornate storefronts, the Getreidegasse exudes allure, with its wrought-iron guild signs adding to the quaint atmosphere. Explore the nooks and crannies of this bustling thoroughfare, and you’ll discover a delightful array of boutique shops, cafes, and traditional Austrian establishments. Beyond its lively commerce, the Getreidegasse holds a significant place in history as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance, where history, culture, and commerce harmoniously converge.

großes festspielhaus

Explore the grandeur of the Grosses Festspielhaus, one of the largest concert halls globally. For enthusiasts of the renowned Salzburg Festival seeking an insider’s perspective, the Festival Halls guided tour unveils the secrets behind the three primary concert halls. A captivating journey lasting approximately 50 minutes, this tour offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the rich cultural heritage within these walls. Enhance your experience by availing the complimentary tour included with the Salzburg Card.

DomQaurtier Salzburg

The DomQuartier stands as a living testament to the city’s rich cultural and religious history. This remarkable ensemble of buildings encompasses the Salzburg Cathedral, the Residenz Castle, and the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter. Originating in the 8th century, the DomQuartier underwent significant expansion and renovations over the centuries. Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau played a pivotal role in shaping the area during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, leaving a lasting imprint with his architectural vision. Today, the DomQuartier offers visitors a captivating journey through time, allowing them to explore the opulent rooms of the Residenz, marvel at the Baroque grandeur of the cathedral, and appreciate the artistic treasures housed within these historic walls, providing a comprehensive view of Salzburg’s religious, political, and cultural evolution. Interested in one or all of these locations? Check out the slides below for more information as well as a link to the Salzburg card.

Hohensalzburg Fortress

In Salzburg, Austria, stands a majestic medieval fortress atop Festungsberg hill. Dating back to the 11th century, Hohensalzburg Castle boasts defensive walls, towers, and courtyards, offering panoramic views of the city and Alps. Once pivotal for defense and politics, it now attracts tourists for its historical significance and architectural charm. As one of Europe’s largest fully preserved castles, it remains a popular destination.

FESTUNGSBAHN Funicular

The Festungsbahn funicular offers a scenic and convenient journey to the Fortress perched atop the city’s hills. Operating since 1892, the Festungsbahn is not only a mode of transportation but also a cherished attraction in its own right, seamlessly blending tradition with modernity. Ticket prices for the funicular vary depending on factors such as age and whether you opt for a one-way or round-trip journey. Located near the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town, the Festungsbahn’s lower station is easily accessible by foot, situated just a short stroll from Mozartplatz. 

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