As the home of Mozart and The Sound of Music, Salzburg certainly brings in the crowds from across the world, attracted by its Baroque architecture and year-round musical frenzy. But it’s not a cheap city, and in these days of financial constraint, every euro counts. Here are some budget-friendly things to do in Salzburg.
Along with alpenhorns and dirndl skirts, Austria conjures visions of crowded beer halls, historic inns and traditional coffeehouses — and Salzburg is no exception. But regional foods and drinks of Salzburg also look to Bavaria and Hungary for influence.
Summertime in the Austrian Alps is a season of festivals — from the world-famous Salzburg Festival to spiritual celebrations of nature up in the mountains to sporting events. Here’s our pick of some of Salzburg’s summer festivals.
Although lovely Salzburg is a visitor magnet year-round, there’s something special about visiting this enchanting city in the winter, when a layer of snow coats the nearby Alps and thoughts turn to Christmas. Here’s how to make the best of winter weekends in Salzburg.
Why visit one beautiful city when you can visit two? Take a day out from exploring the charms of Salzburg and head for Munich in Germany. Visiting Munich from Salzburg takes 90 minutes by road – and it’s a scenic one at that, meandering through the Alps with spectacular views.
As one of the homes of the Habsburg family during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Innsbruck is brimming with remnants of imperial largesse and extravagance. Although a little outside the city, Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck is worth a visit for its armory collections and Habsburg portraits.