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Salzburg in three hours

You will only be spending three hours in Salzburg on your city vacation? No problem: you can easily explore Mozart's city between two appointments or on a short stopover. Those coming by train can deposit their luggage in a locker at the Central Train Station and take a bus or taxi or simply walk to the historic city center. The short walk along the Salzach River only takes about twenty minutes and is a wonderful way to start your mini-vacation in Salzburg.

A short tour of the city
If arriving in Salzburg around noon, you can join the popular guided tour starting at 12:15 or 2:00. The walk through Salzburg's Old City takes between 60 and 90 minutes and sets out from Mozart Square. No booking necessary. If you have your Sights set high, you may want to treat yourself to a panoramic view of the city from Hohensalzburg Fortress. The funicular is a fast and convenient way to get up to the fortress and back down to the Old City.

Salzburg on your own
If you prefer to join in the hustle and bustle of Salzburg's Old City, you can spend your three hours sauntering through the Getreidegasse – Salzburg's most popular Shopping  mile – to the Cathedral and up to Hohensalzburg Fortress.
Or you can visit Mozart's birthplace in the Getreidegasse, continue to the Franciscan Church and on to St. Peter's district featuring the oldest monastery in the German-speaking world, across the charming cemetery at the foot of the Mönchsberg and on to the Cathedral.

A little indulgence in Salzburg
A short trip to Salzburg should always include a small treat: spend a few relaxing hours sitting at a table in or in front of one of the city's traditional coffeehouses against a backdrop of stunning architecture and busy squares. Order a piece of Mozart cake and coffee and enjoy the Sights and sounds: the clippety-clop of hooves over the cobblestones, the music of the carillon in the distance, the ringing of church bells, the international babble of voices and of course the delicate sound of the china when your cake is served.
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