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Tourist Attractions in Salzburg

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Salzburg

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About Salzburg

The charming city of Salzburg lies in the valley of the Salzach River amidst the picturesque Alps. The hills within the city offer breathtaking views of the mountain range – covered in silvery snow in winter and emerald green in summer.

Salzburg is the birthplace of the incomparable Mozart, the birthplace of his musical genius. The city has a large number of concert halls and churches where classical music is played. In summer, Salzburg hosts the iconic Salzburg Opera Festival, which attracts the best performers from all over the world.

Salzburg’s streets are a mix of medieval and baroque architecture, giving the city a unique and enchanting look. The stark Romanesque appearance of the Hohensalzburg fortress is diluted by the symmetrical lines of classical cathedrals and baroque mansions, while the narrow stone streets contrast with the wide green lawns of the palace landscape parks.

Top-25 Tourist Attractions in Salzburg


Salzburg’s main square, located in the old part of the city. The architectural ensemble of the area was formed by the XVII century. The square is surrounded by the archbishop’s residence, the cathedral, burgher mansions of the XVI-XVII centuries. The centrepiece is a magnificent Baroque fountain. It was commissioned by Gwydobald von Thun, Archbishop of Salzburg, in the 1660s. The sculptures were created by skilful Italian masters.


39 reviews
A wide square in the old part of Salzburg, located directly under the walls of the city fortress. The Baroque buildings nearby are the residences of the high clergy. The most attractive composition for tourists is the modern monument to Paul Fürst. This confectioner invented the famous candy “Mozartkugel”. The structure is made in the form of a golden ball on a stand topped with a human figure.

Fortress Hohensalzburg

42265 reviews
An 11th century Romanesque castle built under Archbishop Gebhardt. The stark hulk of the castle towers over the town and is its architectural dominant feature. Over the centuries, the castle has been rebuilt and fortified many times, gradually turning it into an almost impregnable bastion. For nine centuries, Hohensalzburg has stood against the backdrop of the picturesque Alps, withstood several sieges, served as a barracks and as a gloomy prison.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Mirabell Palace

26133 reviews
The palace and park complex was built in the early 17th century and rebuilt in Baroque style in 1727. After a fire in 1818, it was practically rebuilt, using the calm neoclassical style as a basis. “Mirabel” means “beautiful” in Italian. The palace was built for the secret wife of Archbishop von Reitenau, and after his deposition, other Salzburg archbishops lived here until the 19th century. The complex was later handed over to the city authorities.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Hellbrunn Palace

18959 reviews
The elegant Helbrunn is located 6 kilometres from Salzburg. It was built at the beginning of the 17th century for Archbishop M. Zittikus by architect S. Solari. Zittikus, designed by architect S. Solari. In front of the palace there is a Mannerist park decorated with figures of stone monsters, fountains, secret grottoes and artificial ponds. The interior decoration of Helbrunn is quite luxurious, especially the main hall and the music drawing room.
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Schloss Leopoldskron

918 reviews
The palace is located in the southern part of Salzburg. It was built for Archbishop Leopold Firmian in the 18th century. The architectural project was designed by a monk of the Order of St Benedict, who was also a talented architect. Leopoldskron was intended for the archbishop and his family. The interior of the palace is dominated by a slightly ornate rococo style with rich wall paintings.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Casino Salzburg

2113 reviews
The former archbishop’s residence, which in the 20th century was actively used by Hitler to organise official receptions. Many political figures, including the Fuhrer’s closest ally, B. Mussolini, visited here. Nowadays there is a casino on the territory. The palace complex is surrounded by a picturesque classical park in English style and golf courses. The palace complex is surrounded by a picturesque classical English-style park and golf courses.
Open time
Monday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Salzburg Cathedral

9636 reviews
Salzburg Cathedral, one of the city’s most notable and picturesque landmarks. It houses the font in which the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptised. The majestic facade of the building is in the early Baroque architectural style. The cathedral building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The very first church on its site appeared in the 8th century, until the 17th century the cathedral survived several fires and destructions, after which it was demolished and completely rebuilt.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 – 6:00 PM


376 reviews
The main chapel of the University of Salzburg, located in the heart of the city. The church was built between 1694 and 1707 to a design by I. von Erlach. This master also worked on the architectural plans for the Karlskriehe Church and Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. The Collegienkirche is designed in the Habsburg Baroque style, with the main facade decorated with later Rococo mouldings.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


512 reviews
One of the oldest churches in Salzburg, dating back to the 8th century. The church has been rebuilt many times, so its appearance has absorbed several architectural styles. Thanks to this fact, the Franciscan church looks unusual and quite interesting. In the XVIII-XIX centuries the interior of the building acquired dominant Baroque features, and the facade was seriously restored.
Open time
Monday: 6:45 AM – 7:45 PM
Tuesday: 6:45 AM – 7:45 PM
Wednesday: 6:45 AM – 7:45 PM
Thursday: 6:45 AM – 7:45 PM
Friday: 6:45 AM – 7:45 PM
Saturday: 6:45 AM – 7:45 PM
Sunday: 6:45 AM – 7:45 PM

Stift Nonnberg

1444 reviews
The history of Salzburg began with Nonnberg Abbey. The abbey was founded by St Rupert in the 8th century, and from that time it functioned as a convent for noble women of aristocratic families (it was not until the 19th century that ordinary girls were admitted). Thanks to the generous donations of the rich sisters, the abbey accumulated an impressive fortune and began to enjoy considerable influence in the surrounding area.

St. Peter's Abbey

946 reviews
An active male monastery founded by the patron saint of Salzburg, St Rupert, in the 7th century. Unlike Nonnberg Abbey, some parts of the monastery are open to the public. The complex has been rebuilt many times over the centuries, and its architecture is now dominated by the graceful Baroque style. St Rupert’s relics are buried in the monastery’s St Peter’s Church, and there is also the crypt of W.A. Mozart’s sister Anna Maria Mozart.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 – 6:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Friedhof St. Peter (Petersfriedhof)

428 reviews
The cemetery is located next to St. Peter’s Abbey in the historic centre of Salzburg. This place has long been a unique and invaluable historical heritage of the city and has been included in the list of the most popular attractions. The remains of many famous citizens rest here. The first graves, according to research, appeared in the first centuries AD. Nowadays, the cemetery is home to preserved burials from the 12th century.
Open time
Monday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Salzburg Residence

280 reviews
On the main town square there are two residences of the Archbishop – the Old and the New. The old building was erected at the beginning of the 12th century and was rebuilt many times. In the XV century the residence was restored under Dietrich von Reitenau. Now it houses an art gallery. The New Residence was built at the beginning of the 17th century and is now home to the Sattler City Museum.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mozart's Birthplace

21146 reviews
The house is located at Götreidegasse No. 9. The family of the great musician lived here between 1747 and 1773. The future genius was born in this house. The museum was established in 1880 with the support of the International Mozart Foundation. The museum exposition consists of various items belonging to the family and personally to Wolfgang Amadeus. Among the exhibits are the musician’s childhood violin and harpsichord, letters, portraits, and scores.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Mozart's Birthplace

21146 reviews
The house on Marktplatz, where Mozart and his family lived in a flat until 1780. Many of the genius musician’s immortal works were composed within the walls of this flat. In 1944 the building was destroyed by a bomb, so nothing remains of the old interior. The house was restored in the 90s of the XX century on the funds of the International Mozart Foundation. The small collection consists of the maestro’s personal belongings, musical instruments and interior items.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Haus der Natur

10697 reviews
A popular entertainment centre and museum that is especially loved by children. The exhibition is housed in two buildings on eight floors, includes more than 30 halls and a full-fledged science centre. In the House of Nature you can learn a lot about the fauna and flora of Austria and other countries of the world, pick up a lot of useful historical information, take a trip through the human body and look at prehistoric dinosaurs.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Salzburg State Theater

911 reviews
The history of the theatre began in the second half of the 18th century with the production of “The Grace of Princes” by the author K. Schmidt. Early plays by Schiller were often staged at the theatre. Throughout its existence, the theatre changed its name more than once. The old building was demolished in 1892. The modern building appeared in the 1940s of the XX century. Currently, the Landestheater is the main theatre stage of the Federal State of Salzburg.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Mozarteum University Salzburg

113 reviews
Conservatory and concert hall named in honour of W.A. Mozart. The Mozertheum was founded in 1870 as an international foundation to help young talented musicians. Ten years later, a music school was opened on its basis. In 1924, the Mocerteum received the status of a conservatory. Here students are trained to play various instruments, conduct, learn music theory and create musical works.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Salzburger Marionettentheater

428 reviews
The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has been in existence since 1913 and is considered to be the oldest in Europe. In more than 100 years of operation, it has gained worldwide popularity. Children and adults alike enjoy the theatre’s performances. The central place in the repertoire is taken by works set to the music of W.A. Mozart. Opera, ballets, dramatic plays and operettas are performed with the participation of marionettes.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Sunday: Closed



A picturesque street in the old town, it has long been considered Salzburg’s centre of commerce. It is still home to some of the city’s best (and most expensive) shops, with quirky signage and almost museum-like interiors. Götreidegasse is home to international boutiques and local shops that are a couple of hundred years old. The street starts at Residenzplatz and runs through the whole of Salzburg’s old town.

Red Bull Hangar-7

13428 reviews

A modern and rather unusual museum, based on the collection of aircraft of the founder of the energy drink “Red Bull”. The museum is located on the territory of Salzburg airport. There are many rare specimens in Angara-7: sports models of aeroplanes, light recreational aircraft and many other things. The museum has a restaurant with excellent author’s cuisine.

Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM


15994 reviews
An impressive shopping centre with more than 100 shops. Here you can find both expensive designer items and products at more democratic and affordable prices. There are cafes, various entertainment events for adults and children, and concerts on the territory of the shopping centre. The Europark Shopping Centre is a major leisure centre for Salzburg families.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


In past centuries the Capuchinberg Hill was part of Salzburg’s fortification system, but in 1594 a monastery was built on its summit at the will of Archbishop W. Dietrich von Reitenau. Nowadays the mountain is used as a place for walking and recreation in the lap of nature. There are comfortable hiking trails along the gentle slopes. The top of the Kapuzinberg offers a picturesque view of Salzburg, the surrounding valleys and the spurs of the Alps.

Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn

10639 reviews
Like any good European zoo, the Salzburg Zoo supports the concept of a natural habitat for animals. The animals are kept in conditions close to natural conditions. The territory of the zoo is divided into zones: “savannah”, “steppe”, “mountains”, “forest” and others. Each animal is kept in the appropriate “natural zone”, which creates the most comfortable conditions for the health and life of the zoo inhabitants.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM