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Guided Tours

Regardless of how you wish to get to know Salzburg – alone or in a group, on foot or in the back of a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by a tour guide or, for something more out of the ordinary, on a Segway – the City of Mozart reveals its secrets in so many different ways.

9 ways to explore Salzburg

The ways to discover a city are many and varied. For example, a personal tour guide can show you the city’s hidden nooks and crannies. Or you can take a short tour of the city by bus in order to get an overview of the most important landmarks. On the other hand, some prefer the romance of a carriage ride or even the excitement of an amphibious bus. No matter how you prefer to explore Salzburg – you have a colorful array of opportunities to choose from.

Salzburg City Walks - off the beaten track

Six theme routes lead to less familiar places and some of the most beautiful photo ops in Salzburg. With the help of detailed maps, you will be able to explore these pathways all on your own. The maps are available on- and offline, and are the perfect way to get your bearings. The wide range of themes includes: the best Instagram spots, the creative side of this Baroque city, hiking on the city mountains, the city of churches and the culture of beer.

Selected Bus Tours in & around Salzburg

Salzburg lies in the heart of Europe - surrounded by breathtaking nature and historical attractions. Many excursion destinations are close to the city, making it convenient to combine a stay in the City of Mozart with adventures in the surrounding countryside. The advantage is clear to see: You don’t have to worry about a thing and can simply let the beauty work its wonders on you.

Advent and Silent Night Tours

During Advent, Salzburg and the surrounding communities are enveloped in a sense of peace and reflection. Be it a guided tour of the famous Christmas market in Salzburg or a visit to the romantic Advent festivities on Wolfgangsee, there is something here that is certain to appeal to everyone. And if you would like to set out on the trail of the world-famous Christmas song “Silent Night”, you will definitely want to take a guided tour to Hallein or Oberndorf.

Winter Shuttle Service & Tours

In Salzburg, winter sports fans have a lot to look forward to. Thanks to the Snow Space Salzburg Ski Shuttle, it has never been easier or more convenient to travel to the skiing enjoyment you have been longing for. And after a fun-filled day on the slopes, the pulsating City of Mozart is just waiting for you to discover.


  • What is the best way to explore Salzburg?
    Salzburg gives you various options for personal and guided tours of the city. In addition to a personal tour guide, you can also get to know the city by bus, ship, bicycle or horse-drawn carriage. We also feature six themed walking routes that invite you to discover Salzburg a little more off the beaten track.
  • What bus tours are available in and around Salzburg?
    Tours are offered to the shooting locations of “The Sound of Music”, a salt mine, the Kehlsteinhaus, to Hallstatt as well as the entire Salzkammergut region, Berchtesgaden and the Grossglockner. In addition, visitors can take part in the special Advent and Silent Night Tours leading to a variety of Advent markets in and around Salzburg as well as the origins of the world-famous Christmas song “Silent Night”.
  • What’s the best way to go skiing from Salzburg in winter?
    From 21 December 2019 until 31 March 2020, the Snow Space Salzburg Ski Shuttle operates daily between Salzburg and Snow Space Flachau. Use of the shuttle is free of charge, though only for active users of Snow Space. The lift ticket can be purchased online in advance or in cash on the bus.

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