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Der Volksgarten ist eine grüne Erholungsoase mitten in der Stadt Salzburg | © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / G. Breitegger

Green Spaces in Salzburg

The gardens and green spaces in Salzburg make a huge contribution to the beauty of this city. Each park and each garden radiates its own special charm. Whether historical baroque gardens or more modern nature parks, every single visitor has a perfect opportunity to find their own peaceful retreat.

The Volksgarten: A green oasis of recreation in the heart of the city

The Salzburg locals love to spend their free time in the Volksgarten. Aside from being a great place to unwind, this park also offers all kinds of opportunities for sports and action, including the so-called “Salzbeach”. The Volksgarten is easy to reach on foot or using public transportation, treating the public to a variety-packed program, both summer and winter.

Experience the green side of Salzburg

Aside from the many famous parks and gardens, a number of less well-known oases in Salzburg also invite you to explore and relax. The spectrum ranges from landscape gardens to sculpture parks.

Popular Green Attractions:

  • Sculpture parks: Discover artworks displayed amid parks, such as the grounds of Schloss Arenberg.

  • Kurpark: in front of the Paracelsusbad, with the famous Rose Hill

  • Furtwängler Park: in front of the Festspielhaus, featuring an artwork know as “Gherkins” by Erwin Wurm

  • Herb Hill: at the foot of the fortress

  • Hellbrunner Allee: 621 trees flank the path leading to Hellbrunn palace

  • Aigner Park: nature sanctuary

  • Banks of the Salzach: the ideal place to relax and take a stroll

Facts & Figures about “Green Salzburg”

Total area 65.7 km², including 38.1 km² of green space (58%)

  • 3.8 ha Mirabell Gardens

  • 63 ha Hellbrunn palace grounds

  • 13 ha Leopoldskroner Weiher

  • 21,000 trees within the city

  • 35 natural monuments

  • 40 nature sanctuaries

  • 1800 verdant traffic islands

  • 83 playgrounds

  • 15 parks

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