Home to the Waltz, yodelling and beautiful mountains
Discover a city on the banks of the Salzach, birthplace of Mozart and the set of ‘Sound of Music', offering history, culture, music and fun.
Salzburg’s most famous son was born and lived with his family for many years on the third floor of the ‘Hagenauer House’ at Getreidegasse 9 in central Salzburg. Take some time out to visit the building which is now a museum dedicated to his life and music.
Afterwards, stroll along the charming Getreidegasse and be tempted by the multitude of shops dotted along the lane. You’ll find everything from antiques and traditional costumes to modern-day fashion. Go on, treat yourself.
For an afternoon of fun head to the 17th-century Palace of Hellbrunn. But watch out, you might get wet! For 400 years, the pleasure palace of Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus has been famous for its Wasserspiele (trick fountains), which squirt water from unexpected hiding places. Make your way through the gardens, marvel at the interior of the palace and even visit the nearby zoo.
Tip: If you’re visiting in December, the palace courtyard hosts a lovely Christmas market where you can stock up on some festive treats.
For a discovery experience - and a break from some of the historical sites - a trip to the museum of Natural History and Technology is a must. Offering fun for all the family, you could quite easily spend an entire day here. But if you haven't got that long, don't miss the highlights; an aquarium, reptile zoo and dinosaur hall.
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