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Salzburg City Tour

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  • Holy Trinity Church Salzburg
    / Holy Trinity Church Salzburg
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  • / Salzburg City Walk
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  • / Mozart´s Home in Salzburg
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  • / Church of the Holy Trinity in Salzburg
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  • / Borghese fencer
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  • / Westliches Boskett im Mirabell Garten
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  • / Dwarf Gnome Park
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  • / Lions guarding the Bastion´stairs
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  • / Pegasus Fountain
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  • / Mirabell Palace
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  • / Marble Staircase Mirabell Palace
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  • / Mirabell Gardens
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  • / Unicorns at Steps to Mirabell Gardens
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  • / Unicorn at Salzburg Mirabell Gardens
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  • / The Kurgaten
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  • / Salzburg Trinity Church Interior
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  • / Tambour Dome Trinity Church Salzburg
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  • / Francis Gate Salzburg
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  • / Salzburg Linzer Gasse
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  • / Sebastians Church Interior
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  • / Portal of the Sebastian Cemetery from Linzer Gasse
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  • / Sebastians Cemetery Salzburg
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  • / Mozart Family Grave Salzburg
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  • / Munich Kindl
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  • / Salzach with Mozart Footbridge
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  • / The Town Hall Tower - The Landmark of the Township
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  • / Mozart Monument by Ludwig M. Schwanthaler
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  • / Drum Dome of the Kollegienkirche in Salzburg
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  • / Salzburg Residence Square
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  • / Salzburg Alter Markt
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  • / Arcades of the Courtyard Arch Building
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  • / Salzburg Cathedral Dome
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  • / Choir of Salzburg Cathedral
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  • / Salzburg Fortress
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  • / Kapitel Horse Pond
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  • / Hercules Fountain
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  • / Conference Room Salzburg Residence
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  • / Venetian Mirror Salzburg Residence
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  • / Audience Room Salzburg Residence
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  • / Writing Cabinet salzburg Residence
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  • / Main Ship Salzburg Cathedral
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  • / Public Restroom at Mirabell Square no. 3
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  • / Salzburg Seen from the Mirabell Gardens
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m 430 425 420 415 410 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
The Mozart city of Salzburg at the foot of the Alps, until the 19th century the baroque Rome of the north, became the backdrop for the Sound of Music and the Salzburg Festival in the 20th century.
easy
Distance 3.3 km
3:45 h
21 m
22 m
431 m
415 m
From Neustadt in the Andrä quater to the Kurgaten, from there down the steps to the small ground floor of the baroque Mirabell Gardens, past unicorns, lions and Pegasus fountains, around which Maria and the von Trapp children danced singing Do Re Mi in the Sound of Music. Leaving the park past the Borghese fencers onto Makartplatz, which rises slightly to the Trinity Church, with Mozart's house at number 8, you continue on Linzer Straße to St. Sebatian, church and cemetery with mausoleum of Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich and the tomb of the Mozart family. 

We leave the Historical World Heritage of the right old town of Salzburg and go on the state bridge over the Salzach to the left old town with the town hall at first. We follow Judengasse to Mozart square in front of the new residence and continue across Residenzplatz to Domplatz, into the cathedral and the princely residence. From the residence we go to St. Peter, to the Franciscan Church and the Felsenreitschule, Hofmarstall, with horse pond. Via Hubert-von-Karajan Square to the market and university square with the Colleges Church. Through the Schatzpassage to the Getreidegasse to Mozart's birthplace.

Author’s recommendation

Nach dem sightseeing in der Altstadt ein kleiner Ausflug in den Park von Schloß Hellbrunn mit dem Fahrrad vom Mozartplatz am Mozartradweg nach Süden in Richtung Berchtesgaden auf der schattigen Hellbrunner Allee in nur 20 Minuten.

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Dr. Otto Schlappack
Update: May 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
431 m
Lowest point
415 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Is Salzburg safe?

At night women generally avoid neighborhoods such as Lehen.

As a woman it is best to never go out alone in the city.

Lock all doors.

 

Source: https://www.sn.at/salzburg/chronik/wie-sicher-ist-salzburg-39070228

Tips and hints

What else can you see in Salzburg?

The Kapuzinerberg on the right bank of the Salzach and on the left the Mönchsberg, the fortress Hohensalzburg and the Benedictine abbey Nonnberg, which lies below the fortress Hohensalzburg and whose monastery was founded by St. Rupert between 712-715. The church and the cemetery are freely accessible.

In 695 the Agilolfingen Duke Theodo II left the former Roman Iuvavum to Bishop Rupert von Worms with the task of converting the population of the former Noricum to the Christian faith. A few years later, Bishop Rupert called his niece Erentrudis to Salzburg to support his missionary work. Bishop Rupert built the Nonnberg monastery for them around the year 714 and appointed Erentrudis as the first headwoman. Abbess M. Veronika Kronlachner OSB, Ordo Sancti Benedicti, is the 92nd successor of St. Erentrudis.

Start

Entrance to the Spa Garden, Rainerstraße #2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria (422 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.806184, 13.042690
DMS
47°48'22.3"N 13°02'33.7"E
UTM
33T 353450 5296613
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Destination

W. A. Mozart's birthplace, Getreidegasse #9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour begins at the entrance to the Kurgarten, Rainerstraße number 2 in Salzburg. We follow the Bernhard-Paumgartner-Weg to the southwest up to the steps to the small ground floor of the Mirabell Gardens. After a short detour to the dwarf garden on the water bastion passed the lions, we turn to the western bosket with the hedge theater and the arched trellis. We leave the Mirabell Gardens in a south-easterly direction and come to Makartplatz, where W.A. Mozart´s House is located. We move on the gently sloping square towards its eastern boundary and arrive at the Trinity Church. In front of this church, our way goes to the right, in a slightly southeastern direction along Dreifaltigkeitsgasse before we turn into the first street on the left into Richard-Mayer Gasse, at the end of which we turn right onto Stefan-Zweig-Platz from which we continue to the left onto Linzer Straße, which we follow to the St. Sebastian Church, followed to the northwest by a cemetery complex built by Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich with a portal from Linzer Straße and a mausoleum. 

From St. Sebastian we walk back along Linzer Straße, past Stefan-Zweig-Platz to Platzl, which begins at Dreifaltigkeitsgasse and extends to the Staatsbrücke. We cross the State Bridge on the right side so that we can cross Griesgasse on the left bank to the Rathausplatz. Around the town hall we turn left into the Kranzlmarkt and after crossing the old market we continue on the Judengasse. Via Waagplatz we come to Mozartplatz, which is bordered to the south by the New Residence.

From the New Residence we cross the Residenz square to the Princely Residence and the Dom. After visiting the cathedral quarter we continue to Kapitelplatz with the horse pond in the southeast corner and walk from there to Petersfriedhof. From Petersfriedhof we traverse St. Peter to Franziskanergasse, where we find the Franciscan Church from where we head in the direction of the Felsenreitschule. At the end of the Felsenreitschule by the horse pond, we turn right onto Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz, from which we turn right again onto Universitätsplatz with the Kollegienkirche. From the northeast corner of Universitätsplatz we take the Schatzpassage to Getreidegasse, where we find the birthplace of W. A. Mozart just around the corner at Getreidegasse 9.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival by Train

With international rail connections such as Eurocity, Intercity and ICE from all over the world to Salzburg Central Station.

Getting there

Arrival by Car

Salzburg is connected to the motorway network and is therefore easily accessible. You can get to Salzburg via the A1 or A10, from Germany via the A8.

 

By Plane to Salzburg

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart is flown to by numerous airlines.

The nearest international airport is Munich Airport.

Parking

Parking lot Mirabell-Congress-Garage

On the parking lot or in the underground car park of the Mirabell-Congress-Garage in front of the church St. Andrä.

From here it is only a few minutes walk to the Mirabell Gardens, the starting point of the tour.

Coordinates

DD
47.806184, 13.042690
DMS
47°48'22.3"N 13°02'33.7"E
UTM
33T 353450 5296613
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

A city map is essential. You can download a city map from maps.stadt-aslzbug.at and print it.

A camera or mobile phone with camera. Comfortable shoes, a light rain jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Basic Equipment for City Walks

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Cell phone
  • Maps
  • Cash and cards
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
21 m
Descent
22 m
Highest point
431 m
Lowest point
415 m
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