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Things to see in Salzburg

Get to know and fall in love with the city’s charming history & culture

It’s not just Salzburg’s spectacular mountain backdrop that makes it so special, but also the diverse history waiting to be discovered around every corner.

And uniquely, so much of this history can still be visited today. The abundance of historic buildings and things to see gives every visitor to this city a real taste of its history.

Top 6 Museumsin Salzburg

Salzburg Museum

Discover the city of Salzburg’s art and cultural history at the Neue Residenz. The Panorama Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Fortress Museum, the Cathedral Excavations Museum, the Toy Museum and the Celtic Museum in Hallein are also part of the Salzburg Museum.

DomQuartier Salzburg

Experience 1,300 years of history of the ruling classes -Art, culture and architecture combined on a circular route

Museum “Art of the Lost Generation”

Discover a selection of artwork, some of which has never been publicly exhibited beforedue to National Socialism

Hangar 7 Aviation Museum

Technology and art combinedin a stylish and unique atmosphere

Museum of Modern Art

On the Mönchsberg, high above the rooftops of Salzburg’s Old Town,international art treasures from the 20th and 21st centuries are presented on four levels.

Museum of Natural History and Technology (“Haus der Natur”)

From the future back to prehistoric times, this is one of the most exciting museums for nature lovers

The Sound of Music

In the footsteps of the von Trapp family

Watching Maria von Trapp dancing around the green alpine meadows singing “The Hills are Alive”, who hasn’t thought to themselves, “I want to go there!” Perfect, because now you are in the very place where this story really took place. Take the Sound of Music tour and see all the spots where the family actually lived and spent time.

Hohensalzburg Fortress

The city’s emblem

Originally built in the 11th century as a fortification and defence system, this massive complex fell into enemy hands during the Napoleonic Wars in the 18th century and was not destroyed because it was surrendered without a fight. Although a fire and general decay over time have taken their toll on the fabric of the building, extensive and ongoing renovations mean that this landmark can still be seen in all its glory today.

Excursions in theprovince of Salzburg

Things to see in the surrounding area

The surrounding province of Salzburg and the Salzkammergut region also offer a wealth of places to see and explore.

Our recommendation:
The SalzburgerLand Card gives you free admission to over 180 attractions and natural spectacles throughout the province.
We will be happy to advise you!

Things to do:

  • Mining museums in Hüttau and Mühlbach am Hochkönig
  • Salt mines and Celtic villages in Hallein, Hallstatt and Altaussee
  • Scenic roads over the Grossglockner, the Rossfeld and the Postalm
  • Grossgmain Open-Air Museum
  • Trick fountains at Hellbrunn Palace
  • The legendary Untersberg massif in the Berchtesgaden Alps
  • The Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden
  • Hiking at Mönchsberg and Gaisberg 
  • Maria Plain pilgrimage church
  • Krimml water wonderland with the fifth highest waterfalls in the world

Advent in Salzburg

The delicious smell of punch, trees lightly dusted in snow and decorated with glittering baubles... the festive season in the city is as idyllic as it is cosy. Stroll through the picture-postcard streets, marvel at handmade souvenirs or simply enjoy the city from a horse-drawn carriage. There are numerous Advent markets in and around the city of Salzburg, and the Salzburg Advent Singing event enjoys an excellent reputation. The choice is yours!

The most beautiful Advent markets

With such a wide selection, there’s something for everyone. The Advent markets at Domplatz, Residenzplatz, Mirabellplatz and in the courtyard at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium restaurant are within walking distance from the Hôtel Bristol. Our concierge service is always happy to offer one or two insider tips!

Salzburg’s Christmas Market

The largest market in the city at Domplatz and Residenzplatz is one of the most beautiful and oldest Advent markets in the world.

Christmas Wonderland at St. Peter Stiftskulinarium

Europe's oldest restaurant has been around for over 1,200 years. At Christmas, you will find culinary delights, good music and a cosy atmosphere in the heart of the Old Town.

Christmas Market at Mirabellplatz

It’s been around since 1990 and has been a favourite with the locals ever since. Incidentally, Mirabellplatz happens to be right next to the Hôtel Bristol.

Advent Magic at Hellbrunn

An idyllic fairy-tale forest in the middle of a historic castle. Special lighting and musical accompaniment make this a unique experience.

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