Salzburg is a UNESCO world heritage site and it was named Lonely Planet's number one city to visit in 2020. I’ll show you why on a stroll through this fairy-tale city nestled in the mountains, split in two by the river, and dominated by the Hohensalzburg Fortress. It’ll only take an hour or so, but while we discover the nooks and crannies in the old town, you’ll get an overview full of the insights and anecdotes I’ve collected since I moved here in 2007.
The tour starts at the Mirabell Gardens and finishes at Mozart's birthplace, and there’s a mix of history and culture along the way, along with a smattering of British humour.
The highlights include:
• See the birds at the Papagena Fountain
• Smell the fresh bread at St Peter's, Salzburg's oldest bakery -
• Lose yourself in narrow streets like the Brodgasse and Goldgasse
• Go back in time along the Steingasse
• Get the best selfie with Salzburg's Hohensalzburg Fortress
• Wonder at the eggs in the Easter and Christmas shops
• Discover Salzburg’s link to the carol Silent Night
• Smell the sizzling sausages at the Green Market
• See the Cathedral where Mozart was baptised and played the organ
• Hear about the American soldiers that crashed a tank here during WWII
• Listen to the Salzburg Bull, a 16th century organ
• Hear the Glockenspiel in Residence Square
• Buy yourself some Lederhosen or a dirndl on the Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s main shopping street
• Let the home of Red Bull give you wings at its shop
This tour is the perfect introduction, no matter how short or long your visit to Salzburg. Let’s follow the music together and find the best that this charming city has to offer.