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Best things to do in Salzburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“Salzburg’s ‘Wunderkind’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – was born in what is known as the ‘Hagenauer House’ at no. 9 Getreidegasse on the 27th January 1756. He lived there with his sister ‘Nannerl’ and his parents until 1773. Mozart’s ‘Geburtshaus’ now houses a museum open all year round.”
33 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“EUROPARK Salzburg delivers an unparalleled experience and a variety of shops. This mall on the edge of the city of Salzburg is considered to be the most beautiful in Europe. It has received awards as the world's best mall in the categories architectural design and sustainable development. • Easily accessible by bus number 1.”
30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“muss man sehen, sehr touristisch. Beachte die schönen alten handgemachten Schilder über den Geschäften. Pedestrian area. A must! Have a look at the old handmade plates over the shops.”
45 locals recommend
Castle
“Hellbrunn Palace (German: Schloss Hellbrunn) is an early Baroque villa of palatial size, near Morzg, a southern district of the city of Salzburg, Austria. It was built in 1613–19 by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, and named for the "clear spring" that supplied it. Hellbrunn was only meant for use as a day residence in summer, as the Archbishop usually returned to Salzburg in the evening; therefore, there is no bedroom in Hellbrunn.”
39 locals recommend
Castle
“It's just this awesome medieval place to be ;) . The view is magnificent! Recommended: You can go up with a funicular from the city center and after visiting take a 'hike' over the Mönchberg to Modern Arts museum (which also has a lift) or even further north towards home..”
41 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great place to visit on rainy days. Lots of exciting exhibits and shows for old and young. There's a nice coffee shop there as well.”
37 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“berühmtes Shoppingcenter mit zahlreichen Marken-Boutiken und aggressiven Preisaktionen.”
32 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Castle is a typical place to go and see here in Salzburg. You can book guided tours or explore it by yourself. If you want, you can walk up to the castle or go with the lift. ”
41 locals recommend
Palace
“The Mirabell gardens (and palace) are very beautiful to go and see (perfect for pictures because you'll have the castle in the background).”
30 locals recommend
Bar
“If you want to try some traditional beer from Salzburg, this is the place to go. Plus: there's a very nice garden to sit and eat in the summer.”
53 locals recommend
Establishment
“interesting mix of motorsport / museum / drink&food / design and a lot more :) must see if you are in Salzburg, ”
37 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Museum der Moderne is located on the Mönchsberg, high above the rooftops of Salzburg’s Old City. On a total of four levels, international art treasures from the 20th and 21st centuries are presented in a stylish setting.”
34 locals recommend
Zoo
“Not only a very nice zoo with lots of animals, but also a huge park with playgrounds, meadows and ponds. Great place to relax and play in the summertime.”
20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“starts close by at the "Sterneckkreuzung", steep path up to the top, stunning view over the city, chamois living in the wild, pure nature within the city, descent directly in the old town.”
31 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“At summer time THE PLACE for opera lovers ... 2-3 operas every day on different places - really "MUST SEE"”
22 locals recommend
Lodging
“This is a must, a baroque jewel and awe-inspiring. During the summer it provides the scenic backdrop for Hugo von Hoffmansthal's play "Everyman" which is performed 21 times during the Salzburg Festival.”
16 locals recommend