Top attractions in Salzburg

2016-10-19 13:44:46

This is a truly lovely city and one with plenty to offer. Make sure you plan an itinerary to see the best bits, even if you only have a day or two to spend here.


Salzburger Dom

This is the name given to Salzburg Cathedral, a true beauty in the midst of this busy city. You can also take in St Peter’s Abbey and the Residenz Castle at the same time, since both are in close proximity to the cathedral itself. There are many great sights here, but perhaps one of the best things you can do is simply wander around the area and appreciate its grandeur. Take the time to sit back in a café with a well-earned coffee to watch tourists and locals mingling in the streets – it’s a great pastime!

Mirabell Gardens

These gardens belong to Mirabell Palace, but while the palace itself is impressive, many people visit just to see the gardens. Even if your Salzburg Airport transfers take you right by the gardens, you won’t see them in their true beauty until you return on foot. The gardens are incredibly well-maintained and trimmed very precisely. Balustrades around the gardens feature a series of Roman gods, including Apollo and Bacchus. With fountains, courts and various other features, you could easily spend a couple of hours wandering round the gardens at your leisure.

Getreidegasse Lane

You won’t pass this lane on your Salzburg Airport transfers as it is completely pedestrianised – making it one of the most appealing shopping streets in the entire city. You’ll find it in Altstadt, also known as the Old Town, and it is full of colour and personality. This is also the street where the great composer Mozart was born, so you'll have the chance to visit the house. There is a huge knot of shops here of all kinds, and it is a great place to find unusual jewellery. Many people come to appreciate the architecture, including the quirky signs that hang outside the shops.