48 hours in Salzburg
A whole weekend in Salzburg is probably one of the most romantic city trips imaginable. Whether you're in love, a culture freak or just looking for something new: you'll find medieval –looking buildings, romantic rose gardens and modern architecture just minutes apart in Salzburg.
A busy first day
If you're spending a whole weekend in Salzburg, you'll have plenty of time to see the sights without having to hurry through the city. Start your first day by walking up to Hohensalzburg Fortress and taking a tour of the state room and museum, visit the Cathedral and the Franciscan Church and stroll through St. Peter's district with its Cemetery, Church, Monastery and the Catacombs hewn out of the Mönchsberg. If you still have the time and energy, round off your day by visiting Mozart's Birthplace in the Getreidegasse. The Salzburg Museum also offers interesting insight into the city's history, offering changing exhibitions.
A diversified second day
On the second day of your city trip to Salzburg, visit the Mirabell Gardens with its Pegasus Fountain, Rose Garden and Dwarves Garden, take a tour of the Mozart Residence on Makart Square, go on an excursion to Hellbrunn Palace with its Trick Fountains or take the cable car up on the Untersberg. The summit affords a stunning panoramic view of the city and province of Salzburg.
More insider tips
Other alternatives for your mini-vacation in Salzburg include a visit to the popular Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art, a cruise on the Salzach, a guided tour of the Festival Halls or a visit to the Panorama Museum. The good thing about Salzburg is the fact that many of the attractions are located on your way and the loveliest corners can be discovered in passing.
48-hour Salzburg Card
The Salzburg Card is your key to all of the city's attractions and provides complimentary complimentary use of the funicular, the Untersberg cable car, Salzach ship service and public transport. Salzburg Card holders also receive discounts for concerts, theater tickets and various excursions in the vicinity. The 48-hour Salzburg-Card is available at all hotels, Information Offices and ticket offices. Look into the attractive Salzburg Card packages before you plan your trip.