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8 recommended places to visit

"Salt Castle", as Salzburg is called literally, is already over 1,320 years old. And over the years Salzburg has become famous as the City of Mozart, the location for the movie "The Sound of Music" and more.

1. Old Town

This cathedral became one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Europe. See impressive interior, monumental columns and amazing sculptures! Climb up Cathedral Tower and see St. Peter’s Bell. Finally enjoy the precious view from the observation terrace!


2. Hohensalzburg Fortress

It’s Top1 Attraction by many reasons: absolutely amazing views on top, great history and huge area to explore in the Main Castle. Inside you will see Princes’ Apartments, Magic Theater and Fortress Museum.


3. Mirabell Palace and Gardens

See fabulous Mirabell Palace. It’s a complex of historic residence built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich with baroque gardens. This former palace now houses government offices. The gardens are where the von Trapp children sang "Do-Re-Mi" in the Sound of Music.


4. Salzburg Cathedral

Reach magnificent Salzburg Cathedral. Twin spires top this baroque-style 17th-century Cathedral, with a museum housing sacred treasures. Get inside and see amazing sculpture ceiling, organs and great chapels. This is a uniquely-designed cathedral!


5. St. Peter's Abbey

Marvel at this medieval monastery. It has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years. The church and abbey have been the spiritual heart of Salzburg. Aside from its striking Christian architecture, the cemetery and catacombs are also a must-see.


6. DomQuartier

The DomQuartier is a unique cultural highlight in the heart of Salzburg City. In the magnificent state rooms, history comes alive, while a museum tour also allows you to enjoy imposing views of the city itself.


7. Mozart’s Birthplace

It’s a fantastic colourful tenement, which now is one of the most visited museums in Austria. Inside discover items of everyday life as well as furniture from the 18th century, and feel as if you have personally been transported back to the days of Mozart!


8. Mauthausen Camp

Visit Mauthausen Concentration Camp, which existed as one of the largest extermination camps in Europe, but more known for its cruelty. See for your own eyes the tragic conditions that prisoners have been kept in.