Salzburg Castle

Attractions in Salzburg

Festival halls

There are guided tours through the magnificent and world-famous festival halls, where the most important ballet performances, operas and concerts are held during the Salzburg Festival.

Address: Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg
Telephone: (0662) 84 90 97
Website: http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at
Disabled access: No
UNESCO: No

Hohensalzburg Fortress

The Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooks and monitors the city from high above. It is the best preserved fortress in Central Europe and the main landmark of Salzburg. Its history goes back to the year 1077. It can be reached from Festungsgasse 4 via the Festungsbahn (Tel: (0662) 44 80 97 50).

Address: Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg
Telephone: (0662) 84 24 30 11
Website: http://www.salzburg-burgen.at
Disabled access: No
UNESCO: No

Getreidegasse

The Getreidegasse is the most famous shopping street in all of Salzburg. Not only is it known for its excellent selection of shops, but also for the look of the street itself and for its special and elegant, interconnected houses, passageways and courtyards.

Address: Getreidegasse, Salzburg
Access for disabled people: No
UNESCO: No

Mozart’s birth place

Mozart’s family lived on the third floor of the Hagenauer Haus from 1747 to 1773 and the musical genius was born here in 1756. Today the house is a museum that displays Mozart’s childhood violin and many of his other musical instruments. There is also a museum in the former residence of the Mozart family (Tel: (0662) 87 42 27 40) from 1773 to 1780 at Makartplatz 8.

Address: Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg
Telephone: (0662) 84 43 13
Website: http://www.mozarteum.at
Disabled access: No
UNESCO: No

Salzburg Residence

The former, official apartments of the Salzburg prince archbishop are a large and impressive building complex, in which the Residenzgalerie (Tel: (0662) 840 45 10. Internet: www.residenzgalerie.at) is located, an excellent art gallery with masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens and Brueghel and many other great artists.

Address: Residenzplatz, Salzburg
Telephone: (0662) 80 42 26 90
Website: http://www.salzburg-burgen.at
Disabled access: No
UNESCO: No

Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral is the ecclesiastical center of the city and one of the most important examples of early baroque architecture in Europe. The baptismal font in which Mozart was baptized is one of the precious objects it owns.

Address: Domplatz, Salzburg
Telephone: (0662) 80 47 18 60
Disabled access: No
UNESCO: No

St. Peter’s Abbey and monastery

St. Peter’s Abbey and Monastery is the oldest continuously active monastery in German-speaking countries. It was founded by the Franconian missionary Rubert after he arrived in Salzburg in 700. There are catacombs in the area, which are likely of early Christian origin.

Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg
Telephone: (0662) 84 45 76
Website: http://www.stift-stpeter.at
Disabled access: No
UNESCO: No

Tourist offices

Tourism Salzburg GmbH

The tourist information center of the city is supplemented by further tourist information. One information point is located at Mozartplatz 5 (Tel: (0662) 88 98 73 30), another at train track 2 in the main train station (Tel: (0662) 88 98 73 40), an information terminal in the arrival hall of Salzburg Airport. This tourist information is open all year round.

Address: Auerspergstra├če 6, Salzburg
Telephone: (0662) 88 98 70
Website: http://www.salzburg.info

Visitor passes

The Salzburg Card (valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours) grants free entry to the sights of the city (including the panorama boat on the river and the Untersberg cable car), free use of public transport and discounts at cultural events and for many Tours and excursions. It is available in hotels and at tourist information.

Salzburg Castle