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Dreifaltigkeitskirche in Spring in Salzburg | © Tourismus Salzburg

Salzburg in Spring

How beautiful Salzburg is when, in springtime, as of early March, you see clear indications of colorful flowers pushing up out of the ground – in some cases, even through a blanket of snow. But it isn’t just nature that begins to bloom: The city of Mozart also undergoes a cultural revival in spring and, thanks to this unique mixture, whets your appetite for even more.

A green city begins to blossom

After a white winter, we look forward to a colorful springtime in Salzburg. Long before the trees radiate their lush greenery, Mirabell Gardens is already sporting its gaily colored dress. If you are fortunate, you might even get to enjoy seeing the gorgeous magnolia trees when they are in bloom on Makartplatz Square. And sun worshipers with a love for outdoor sports will be more than ready to get their new hiking season underway as the temperatures rise day by day.

Season-opening: fun with water for big & small

You will definitely know that spring has well and truly arrived when the nice-weather attractions open their gates: At the beginning of April, the famously fun Trick Fountains of Schloss Hellbrunn start causing a “splash” with visitors again. In addition, the good ship Amadeus and the amphibious bus begin offering their tours of the River Salzach.

The weather in Salzburg in springtime

In general, spring begins arriving in Salzburg during March – albeit hesitantly at times. As for April, it can be a little fickle: You are certainly likely to encounter days of sunshine, though also occasional snowfall as well as Salzburg’s infamous Schnürlregen – persistent rainfall that feels like it might never let up. This is when the weather can turn practically at a moment’s notice. In May, Salzburg weather is generally stable, mild and sunny. At the beginning of springtime, we do suggest coming armed with a winter jacket. In April or May, you can confidently pack a spring jacket – we also recommend the “onion look”, since you might also encounter a few days that hint at the heat of summertime. Special tip for Salzburg: Never forget your umbrella!

Celebrate Easter in Salzburg

The days before and after the Easter holidays are every bit as colorful in Salzburg as the Easter eggs themselves, including a program that’s as diverse as they come: from a traditional Easter mass to the world-famous Easter Festival and an Easter market at the open-air museum. Allow yourself to be inspired by all that Salzburg has to offer, as you get to know a city that lives and loves its traditions.

Enjoy an extended spring weekend

The sunny side of springtime includes many public holidays and opportunities for long weekends. For example, you can enjoy spring-like Salzburg on weekends that incorporate the raising of the maypole, the Easter Festival, the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, or perhaps the Kaiviertel Fest. You should also book your visit to include the Salzburg Card, your personal key to all the doors and gates of the city.

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