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Salzburg

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Haus der Natur

This impressive museum of natural history features an excellent array of flora and fauna along with displays focusing on geology, astonomy and physics. A bizarre display of deformed human embryos is one display which you may want to avoid.

Museumsplatz 5, Salzburg
Bus 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28 (stop: Mönchsbergaufzug)
Tel (662) 84 26 53
Website www.hausdernatur.at
Admission €6; free with Salzburg Card
Open 9am-5pm daily

Hellbrunn Palace

Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus commissioned the Hellbrunn Palace in 1612 shortly after taking the throne. The palace is noted as one of the finest Rennaissance buildings north of the Alps although the main attraction for most visitors are the famous trick fountains in the palace's water gardens.

Fürstenweg 37, Salzburg
Bus 25 (stop: Fürstenweg)
Tel (662) 82 03 72-0
Website www.hellbrunn.at
Admission €9.50 (€6.50 students aged 16-26)
Open Apr 9am-4.30pm daily; May-Jun 9am-5.30pm daily; Jul-Aug 9am-9pm daily; Sep 9am-5.30pm daily; Oct-Nov 9am-4.30pm daily

Hohensalzburg Fortress

This castle is one of the highlights of the city and offers excellent views of the city. The castle features a tower, torture chambers and impressive state rooms. If you take the guided tour you get to see parts of the castle which are out of bounds to other visitors.

Mönchsberg 34, Salzburg
Funicular access via Festungbahn funicular
Website www.salzburg-burgen.at/en/hohensalzburg/
Admission €10.50 including return funicular fare; free with Salzburg Card
Open Jan-Apr 9.30am-5pm daily (last entry 4.30pm); May-Sep 9am-7pm daily (last entry 6.30pm); Oct-Dec 9.30am-5pm daily (last entry 4.30pm)

Mirabell Palace

This palace was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich and includes the gardens which featured in The Sound of Music.

Located inside Mirabellgarten

Mozart's birthplace

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here on 27 January 1756 and this popular Mozart museum features the usual memorabilia alongside Mozart's first violin. Don't forget to buy your Mozart ball chocolates!

Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg
Bus 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 21, 22, 27, 925 (stop: Ferdinand Hanusch Platz (Fischkrieg))
Tel (662) 84 43 13
Website www.mozarteum.at
Admission €7 (€6 students); free with Salzburg Card; combined ticket with entry to Mozart's Birthplace and Residence €12 (€10 students)
Open Jan-Jun 9am-5.30pm daily (last entry 5pm); Jul-Aug 9am-8pm daily (last entry 7.30pm); Sep-Dec 9am-5.30pm daily (last entry 5pm)

Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, Austria (photo: Wikipedia.org)

Mozart's residence

The house where Mozart spent seven years of his life contains another popular Mozart museum.

Makartplatz 8, Salzburg
Bus 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 21, 22, 25, 27, 160, 170, 270, 912, 913 (stop: Theatergasse)
Tel (662) 87 42 27-70
Website www.mozarteum.at
Admission €7 (€6 students); free with Salzburg Card; combined ticket with entry to Mozart's Birthplace and Residence €12 (€10 students)
Open Jan-Jun 9am-5.30pm daily (last entry 5pm); Jul-Aug 9am-8pm daily (last entry 7.30pm); Sep-Dec 9am-5.30pm daily (last entry 5pm)

St Peter's Abbey

This ornate church, dating from 846, features fascinating examples of Baroque art in addition to a beautiful organ and catacombs.

Franziskanergasse, Salzburg
Bus 3, 5, 6, 8, 20, 25, 28, 160, 170, 270 (stop: Rathaus)
Website www.stift-stpeter.at
Admission free
Open 9am-noon daily

Sound of Music

Many of Salzburg's sights may already be familiar to fans of the 1965 film, the Sound of Music. This popular film was set amongst many of Salzburg's most beautiful attractions and many visitors to Salzburg make point of visiting many of the places which appeared in the film which include:

* The Benedictine Convent on Nonnberg

* Frohnburg Palace

* Hohensalzburg Fortress

* Leopoldskron Palace

* Mirabell Gardens

* Mirabell Palace

* Residenz Square & Residenz Fountain

* the Rocky Riding School (where the Trapp Family sang its farewell song and Baron von Trapp sang Edelweiss)

* St Peter's Cemetery

* the Sound of Music gazebo

 

A number of tour companies including Salzburg Panorama Tours and Salzburg Sightseeing Tours operate Sound of Music tours which take in many of these sights.

Stiegl's Brauwelt

A must for beer lovers. This beer museum located in the Stiegl brewery is a great opportunity to learn all sorts of things about beer including 32 different ways to open a beer bottle! The admission price includes two beers and a gift.

Bräuhausstraße 9, 5023 Koppl
Bus 150, 152, 154, 155, 915 (stop: ATS Koppl b.Salzburg Guggenthal)
Website www.stiegl.at/en/world-of-brewing/
Admission €9
Open Jan-Jun 10am-5pm daily (last entry 4pm); Jul-Aug 10am-7pm daily (last entry 6pm); Sep-Dec 10am-5pm daily (last entry 4pm)



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