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Young Salzburg

Experiencing the most beautiful corners of the city in a whole new way – that’s what the “young” side of Salzburg is all about. The youth scene is vibrant and has developed, especially in recent years, into an exciting blend of opportunities.

“Griass di!” – Welcome to Salzburg

Salzburg is a city of many faces. Chic, sporty and traditional – with something sure to appeal to all types and tastes. And the city always comes at you with unexpected impressions. In the morning, for example, you might well encounter people standing in line at the bus stop who are all geared out to hit the slopes.

As you will guests who are here for the Festival, sporting their finest red carpet looks, perhaps being chauffeured through the streets in a rickshaw. On beautiful days, hundreds of people make themselves comfortable along the banks of the River Salzach. This city, in which 24,000 students live and are creatively active, loves nothing more than to show off its cool, colorful side.

Pubs & Nightlife

Salzburg’s eateries and watering holes offer all kinds of opportunities to get out and enjoy. Once again, there’s a full range to choose from, from traditional to modern, from classical to off the wall.  Due to the short distances and the location of the major party zones, it’s easy to get to most places on foot, which in turn means that every night dedicated to some “serious” partying promises an extraordinarily colorful mix.

Special Events & Youth Scene

Everyone knows that Salzburg “does” music really, really well. And somehow, there’s practically no way to spend a vacation here without enjoying a bit of culture, too. Many offers are surprisingly cheap or even free. From Krampus parades during Advent and free concerts put on by graduating seniors at Mozarteum University, to the always popular Siemens Fest>Spiel>Nächte in summer – the list of events goes on and on.

Outdoor Activities in Salzburg

There are a number of sports you can enjoy in Salzburg that are so “way out there”, you would never have imagined they were possible. Surfing in the city? Canoe polo? Cross-country skiing? They’re all possible! And if you prefer to enjoy things at an easier pace, you might want to take advantage of the city mountains for a bit of a hike. On the nearby Untersberg, for example, you will be able to reach the top easily using the gondola lift, or in just a few hours on foot. Once on the summit, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as well as the Salzburg basin. And on less sunny days, modern Shopping centers invite you to enjoy a laid-back retail adventure.

Out and About in Salzburg

One of the many great things about Salzburg is the fact that you never really lose your bearings. Always an advantage, especially if you are trying to travel from A to B. For the most part, you can get wherever you need to go either by public bus or bicycle.  Traffic in Salzburg occasionally gets really heavy. Which means, biking is often the fastest option available to you. Visitors in search of a bit of added adventure like to switch to Segways or even rickshaws. But no matter what you are in the mood for, the Salzburg Card is your ideal companion for the city: With free admission to many attractions as well as use of public transportation included, it is essentially your key to the city. Download one of the useful apps and use the city’s free WiFi hotspots to quickly find all the information you need.

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Plan your visit

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The Salzburg Card provides you with free or discounted admission to numerous sightseeing attractions, along with free use of public transportation.

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