A perfect day in Salzburg

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A perfect day in Salzburg



It doesn’t matter if you only stay for a day or spend several days in Salzburg, the city is definitely worth a visit. The Old Town’s green roofs, the Salzach, the Andräviertel and the exceptionally good food make me revisit the city all the time! Today I’ll tell you how to spend a perfect day in Salzburg:



This is how you spend a perfect day in the city of Salzburg

Fortress Hohensalzburg

The Fortress Hohensalzburg can be spotted from almost everywhere in the Old Town. Exploring the old Fortress is wonderful and takes you back in time. The view over Salzburg is also priceless. Be sure to check out the Fürstenkammer – you need an extra ticket, but it’ll be worth it for sure. You can reach the Fortress either on foot or by taking the funicular.

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Salzburg Old Town

The easiest way to explore the Old Town is to take a walk around. Without a plan in mind, just go on a stroll. Keep an eye out for the Fortress Hohensalzburg and you won’t get lost!

The view, from the somewhat hidden catacombs at the Petersfriedhof, of the fortress and over the city is amazing. Mozartplatz, Residenzplatz, and GetreidegasseMozart’s birthplace is here – are worth seeing too. The Mirabell Garden with Mirabell Palace is particularly beautiful – it is a very popular wedding spot pretty much all year round, so don’t be surprised if somebody is getting married the day you visit.

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Dining in Salzburg

Bärenwirt serves traditional Austrian food. The spaetzle with cheese – depending on the season also with wild garlic – are absolutely delicious. Don’t forget to make a reservation!

The Heart of Joy in the Andräviertel have specialized in vegan and vegetarian dishes – it’s cozy there too.

Coffee and cake in the Old Town at Cafe Tomaselli – grab a table on the terrace if the sun is out!

Important: many restaurants and cafés are closed on Mondays and bank holidays.

Tips for your perfect day in Salzburg

Travel guide

For an overview of the city of Salzburg, you can find a good overview in the Marco Polo Travel Guide Salzburg and Surroundings. But if you are also drawn out of the city you can get inspired for the entire federal state of Salzburg and the Salzkammergut.

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Salzburg Card

All sights in the city of Salzburg are free with the Salzburg Card. The card is not only good for the city of Salzburg, but also for other parts of Salzburg (the Federal State) and even the Salt Mine in Hallstatt.

The Salzburg Card is available for 24, 48 or 72 hours and costs 25€, 33€ or 38€ – the current prices and discounts can be found here.

Is it worth it to buy the Salzburg Card? The purchase is definitely worth it if you plan on visiting several museums and the Fortress Hohensalzburg.


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Viktoria Urbanek Travel Blog Chronic Wanderlust

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At Chronic Wanderlust, I write about my two great passions: travelling and diving – and have been doing so since 2013.

I usually spend a solid majority of the year travelling to experience extraordinary underwater adventures, taking road trips through countries I don’t know (yet) or exploring my home country of Austria.

As a certified divemaster, passionate underwater & travel photographer, road trip enthusiast and individual traveller, I collect unique moments all over the world.

I don’t believe that severe cases of wanderlust – aka chronic wanderlust – can be cured, only treated. On this blog, I want to show you how this can best be realised.

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