24 Jun 10 must-see places in Salzburg
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This list of essential places to visit in Salzburg will help you get to know one of the most beautiful cities in Austria and Europe, which we are sure will surprise you and exceed all your expectations.
Hometown of Mozart, Salzburg will take you back several centuries in time as you stroll through the streets and squares of the historic center while confirming the many reasons why it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Based on our experience during the days we spent in the city during our trip to Austria in 11 days, we have made a list of things to do in Salzburg.
1. Fortress of Hohensalzburg
The fortress of Hohensalzburg, which protected from the attacks of foreign troops thanks to its walls and towers, is the largest, best preserved in Europe and one of the must-see places in Salzburg, and although its construction began in the year 1077, It was until 1500 that it acquired its current appearance.
Former residence of archbishops, it has an interior with rooms of medieval style, in which the Golden Hall stands out and views of the city and the Salzach River, from the top of the fortress at sunset, which will be one of the magical moments of the trip.
Visiting hours: every day from May to September from 9 am to 7 pm. In the remaining months, it closes at 5 pm.
A different option to enjoy the strength is reserving this Mozart concert that includes dinner.
Getreidegasse, the most famous and most visited street in the city, is one of the most essential places to see in Salzburg. In this shopping street of the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site, is at number 9, the house where the musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and lived for 17 years and another place you can not miss.
For us, the highlights of the street are the beautiful old houses of medieval style, where fashionable and traditional shops are located, which will surprise you with their enormous wrought-iron signs, which have become one of the symbols of Salzburg.
3. Salzburg Cathedral
Although Salzburg is a city full of churches, we can not deny that the most outstanding among the rest, undoubtedly, the baroque cathedral of Salzburg, the seventeenth century.
Located in the historic center, it was the place where Mozart was baptized, who later became the organist of the cathedral for several years. Some of its most interesting places are the dome, the frescoes of the Old Testament, the organ, the seven bells, and the cathedral museum.
Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from May to September from 8 am to 7 pm. Sundays and holidays from 1 pm to 7 pm. The remaining months close 2 hours before.
4. Mozart’s Birthplace, one of the places to visit in Salzburg
At number 9 Getreidegasse street was born in 1756, one of the most important and influential musicians in history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This house has become one of the most visited museums in Austria and one of the places to visit in Salzburg. During the tour of the interior of the house with 18th-century furniture, you will relive the life of Mozart in the city through letters, portraits, and objects such as the children’s violin and the clavichord.
For the followers of the composer and pianist, it can be very interesting to book this Mozart tour, for the places in the city related to this genius of music.
Visiting hours: every day from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. In July and August, it closes at 7 pm.
5. Mirabell Palace and Gardens
The Mirabell Palace, a World Heritage Site, is one of the legendary buildings of Austria and one of the must-see places in Salzburg. This palace of the early seventeenth century, located near the old center, impresses with its interior full of details, with a staircase and a Marble Hall that will leave you speechless.
In addition, the visit to the gardens of Mirabell, of the Baroque style, is a perfect complement, which we are sure will sound to you because it is one of the best-known stages of the musical. Among the most beautiful places in the garden stands the Fountain of Pegasus, the Hecke theater or “Theater of the hedges”, the garden of roses and the garden of the dwarves.
Visits to the gardens: every day from 6 in the morning until dusk.
Visiting hours of the palace: every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Marble Room opens Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8 am to 4 pm; Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 pm to 4 pm.