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Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

1. Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. The palace was built under the reign of the famous baroque Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau for his mistress Salome Alt and their 15 children. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart Residence. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. While here we will get to Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse, which is especially renowned for its wrought-iron trade signs and Mozart’s Birthplace. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historic buildings, such as the medieval apartments and churches that were built from the Middle Ages to the baroque time, and conclude the tour with a panoramic view from Mönchsberg Hill with a free guide (optional).

Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

2. Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

For centuries, Prince Archbishops represented the worldly and clerical power of this independent principality. Impressive monuments still bear witness to their rein. Renowned architects and artists worked through the centuries to create architectural masterpieces. Get to know Salzburg with it's Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. After the informative 1.5-hour extended bus tour throughout Salzburg, use the included Salzburg 24h Card with free admission to all the major city sights (for example: Salzburg Cathedral, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Getreidegasse or Mozarts Birth House) and free public bus transportation within the city limits to experience all the city has to offer. You can also ride the funicular up to explore one of the oldest fortresses in Europe - Fortress Hohensalzburg. Tip: All participants on this tour will have the opportunity to visit the famous Hellbrunn Water Trick Fountains (open April till October) right after the tour. The bus ride back to Salzburg is included with the Salzburg Card. The Salzburg Card also includes the Fortress Hohensalzburg – a free ride on the funicular, entrance fee, as well as access to all museums.

Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

3. Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Salzburg by discovering the hometown of Mozart, along with his life, stories, songs, and symphonies that brought him worldwide fame. Learn about the secrets, legends, and funny stories of Mozart and his family. Marvel at amazing Mirabell Palace and its gardens, where young Wolfgang Mozart with his father and brother used to play. Visit Salzburg State Theatre, which was also attended by the Mozart family. Visit Mozart's Birthplace, a fantastic colorful tenement, which is one of the most visited museums in Austria. Inside, discover items of everyday life, as well as furniture from the 18th century, and feel as if you have personally been transported back to the days of Mozart! Extend the tour to 3 hour to experience an exclusive concert of Mozart's most famous compositions in a beautiful location in Salzburg, including churches, cathedrals and residences.

Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

4. Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

The tour takes you past the Mirabell Gardens, Mozarteum (music academy), Marionette Theatre, Landestheatre (Regional Theatre), Markart Square Then over the river Salzach passing Mozart’s Birthplace, Getreidegasse, Blasius Church, Horse pond and Festival Halls. Then via the Sigmundsgate into the Riedenburg area passing by the Hohensalzburg Fortress to the Nonntal area with the famous Nonnberg Abbey. The tour finishes in Mozart’s Square where the famous Mozart Statue is, plus being close by to the Cathedral, Old Residence of the Archbishops and many more sights. Ideal for getting to know the major sights of both the new and old parts of this amazing city within 1 hour.

Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

5. Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

Take a walk through the Mirabell Garden and enjoy a beautiful view of the garden and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. Walk to the Salzach river and into the old town of Salzburg to the shopping street Getreidegasse. Learn about the "white gold" and how it influenced the development of Salzburg. Explore the historical city centre which lays between the river and the Mönchsberg. Take a walk along the shopping street. Find beautifully wrought iron signs, arts and craft shops between famous name brands along the narrow street. Spoil yourself with a shopping spree in Getreidegasse after the tour. Mozarts Birthplace is right in the centre of Getreidegasse. Most people stop in front of the big yellow house or choose to visit the Museum. Listen to facts about the Mozart family, their life and career, their faith and their heritage. Continue through an alleyway to one of the most fun places in Salzburg - the Farmers Market at the University square. This big, baroque church forms an impressive backdrop for the food stands. Do not hesitate to try the local cheese, sausages, fruits and pretzels with some local beer or fresh water. The Old Market square is surrounded by shops and famous coffee houses. This is a place to enjoy the rest of your day after the tour with a cup of good coffee and freshly made apple strudel. It is time to walk to the Residenzplatz. The architecture changes all of a sudden. The small streets and the shops are replaced with big spacious squares, a big Residence fountain in the centre of the square, the Old Residenz and the New Residenz, the Dom square and the Chapter square. Most buildings hold precious treasures and art of Salzburg's history, definitely worth to visit. Take a look into the Salzburg Dom and find many frescos, altars and organs. The crypt holds many graves from the former Prince-Archbishops and even modern art in a 12th-century apsis. On the way out find the baptismal where W.A.Mozart was baptized. At the end of the tour take the funicular to the top of the fortress Hohensalzburg and enjoy the view into Salzburg. From this over 900-year-old fortress, you can even view the Northern Limestone Alps and on a very clear day, you can see the Eagles Nest in the far distance. This tour will give you the insider’s view of the city with tips on how to get the most out of your vacation here. You will learn lots of historical facts along with a few funny anecdotes about Salzburg. Then it is time to enjoy the buzz of the city on your own.

Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

6. Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Depart Vienna and travel to the historic city of Melk in Lower Austria. See the Benedictine abbey that contains the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau, along with the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, the first dynasty of Austria. Go to the top of the abbey to get a great view of Melk and its surrounding gardens. Continue further into the Lake District and drive through the beautiful towns of the Wachau Valley, such as Bad Ischl. Stop in Hallstatt, famous for its salt production dating back to prehistoric times and a cultural heritage that links some of the oldest civilizations of Europe. Move on to the birthplace of Mozart in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Admire the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress atop the Festungsberg, and discover the busy shopping street of Getreidegasse, with the house where Mozart was born at number 9. Return to Vienna or get the option to stay in Salzburg and explore independently.

Salzburg: 2.5-Hour Introductory Tour With a Historian

7. Salzburg: 2.5-Hour Introductory Tour With a Historian

This 2.5-hour walk starts with an exploration of Salzburg’s Burgher Town with its narrow, crooked little streets and the unique passage ways of the so-called „Getreidegasse.“ Salzburg’s commercial center still remains intact in its medieval charm contrasting the great spacious Baroque squares of the district where the Archbishops presided over the city in their Residence. You pass by Mozart’s Birthplace and the Festival Halls before you reach the monastery of the Benedictines called St. Peter – dating back to 696 AC. Along with stories of Salzburg’s medieval salt commerce and medical innovations, follow the childhoods of Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart as well as the life story of the great second musical son of the city, the composer, Michael Haydn. By the end of the walk, you know the local customs and traditions, cultural and political history, and enviable musical heritage. Last but not least, you will learn the true story of the global movie classic The Sound of Music ‘s Trapp family, one of the authentically great refugee tales of the second world war. 

Salzburg: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with a Photographer

8. Salzburg: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with a Photographer

After meeting your guide, the first part of the tour deals with general information about the town, an introduction into baroque architecture and a wonderful walk through the gardens of the Mirabell Palace. Afterwards the route heads towards the Kapuzinerberg mountain, from where you will have the best view of the medieval fortress Festung Hohensalzburg. The next part of the tour will pass the romantic alley of the Steingasse before crossing the bridge in order to enter the bustling Getreidegasse road, the place where the most famous son of the city was born, namely Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Small little alleyways will finally lead us to our final destination, the formal church district, with its pompous baroque architecture. During the whole tour, the guide will take pictures of your experience and provide at least 25 edited pictures via Dropbox link on the same day the tour takes place.

Salzburg: Guided City Walking Tour with Virtual Reality

9. Salzburg: Guided City Walking Tour with Virtual Reality

The clients will enjoy a virtual reality tour through Salzburg combined with an exciting live guided tour. The 3D-Virtual Reality TimeTour transports the guests to different epochs of Salzburg's history. This tour offers a whole new way to experience the past. Even if time travel into the past via virtual reality is exciting enough- the historical input has to be right. Whether it's the Mirabell Palace and Square, the old city wood market on Markart Square 120 years ago or the scenery of WW2 in Pfeifergasse, the guests will be taken back in time and right into the thick of the action. The guides tell exciting stories about it and offer important background information. The tour's duration will be about 2 hours where the guests will be completely immersed in a three-dimensional scenery of the past centuries with the help of VR glasses. Your own smartphone is required for the tour.

Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

10. Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Whether you are a fan of Mozart, the Original Sound of Music or Austrian nature, this tour is perfect for you. Pick your departure time and relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle while you are passing through beautiful Austrian landscapes. Before reaching the Austrian Lakes District, admire beautiful sceneries of Vienna Woods and Alps. Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen and make unforgettable photos at Lake Attersee. In Salzburg, visit the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Along the way, you will see famous landmarks such as the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter's Cemetery, where the Von Trapp family sought refuge in the 1960 musical. As you wander the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, the house of Salzburg's most famous resident will appear, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the Mirabell Palace and its gardens experience the backdrop of the famous "Do Re Mi“ scene in The Sound of Music before taking in the views up to the Hohensalzburg, the imposing fortress looming over the city. Enjoy free time for lunch, shopping, and discovering the city. Once you finish exploring Salzburg, the departure back to Vienna will drop you back to your accommodation as per request.

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What people are saying about Getreidegasse

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 292 reviews

We had a very knowledgeable and kind Japanese guide who, in a good mood, gave us comprehensive explanations of both the history of the city and monuments/all the important buildings. She also interspersed a few anecdotes, was versatile, and was able to explain all of our questions in detail. It was an entertaining and interesting tour, thank you very much!

We had a wonderful city tour on a great autumn day with the best weather. Added to the great weather was that we basically had a private tour as my wife and I were the only guests on this very enjoyable tour. Due to the places and sights visited, it is easy to explore the sights more intensively on the following days.

June was our guide and was exceptionally educated on Salzburg and its history. The couple of hours on tour that we took on our first day in town was ideal to identify what we should do for the rest of our tour

I booked the tour for me and my mother. The guide, Ms. Makino, was very nice and listened to us. We had a good atmosphere and learned something.

Very knowledgeable and friendly! June was fabulous!