72 hours in Salzburg
A three-day stay in Salzburg will allow you to feel the rhythm of the city. Despite the number of discoveries to be made and places to see, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city.
Your first day in Salzburg
Start the first day of your three-day trip to Salzburg 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.
Your second day in Salzburg
On the second day of your trip to Salzburg, you may want to add these highlights to your program: visit the Mirabell Gardens with its Pegasus Fountain, Rose Garden and Dwarves Garden and take a tour of the Mozart Residence on Makart Square. In the afternoon you can visit Hellbrunn Palace with its Trick Fountains and Salzburg Zoo – preferably by taking a cruise on the "Amadeus" – or ride the cable car up on the Untersberg.
Your third day in Salzburg
You can start your third day by walking across the Mönchsberg or Kapuzinerberg. The Museum of Modern Art, the Baroque Museum, the Residence Gallery, the Panorama Museum and the Toy Museum should not only be an option in case of inclement weather but are always worth visiting. Alternatives include a visit to Stiegl's Brauwelt or a tour of the festival halls.
If you feel like venturing outside of the city on your third day, the Salzkammergut lake district, the ancient Celtic city of Hallein or the Bluntau Valley in Golling are just a few of the wonderful destinations in the immediate environs.
72-hour Salzburg Card
The Salzburg Card is your key to all of the city's attractions and provides 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 72-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.