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Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

1. Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Your visit to Salzburg Fortress starts with either a beautiful 20-30 minute walk or a quick and comfortable ride on Austria's oldest funicular (depending on tour option selected). Today you will find an ultra modern rail system instead of the original funicular, which was powered by water and transported people up and down the hill as early as 1892. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, experience a unique view over the Archbishop's city and the breathtaking landscape of Salzburg's mountains. Soak up the scenery, take photos, then continue with your visit to the medieval fortification complex, representing 900 years of building history. During your self-guided visit, explore all different parts of the castle and see why it was unconquered for more than 1000 years. Interact with models showing the various types of attack and defense practiced in a medieval fortress. Enjoy another highlight when you visit the Prince's Chambers, which ranks among the best-preserved secular buildings of the Gothic period. While walking through the complex, you'll always identify new views over the city and find many hidden corners of the castle just waiting to be discovered.

Salzburg City Tour with Tickets to Mozart's House

2. Salzburg City Tour with Tickets to Mozart's House

Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Salzburg! For many centuries, the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg ruled both the sacred and secular life of the city. To this day, a rich inheritance of imposing buildings testifies to their might. Allow yourself to be enchanted by these architectural gems! The most renowned artists and architects of the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods graced the city with their masterpieces. Take time to enjoy this enthralling city, with its magnificent buildings from all eras, and discover the world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Mozart's birth house after the bus tour.

Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

3. 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.

DomQuartier Salzburg: Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

4. DomQuartier Salzburg: Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

Discover Baroque power and splendor across 15,000 square meters with 2,000 magnificent exhibits from 1300 turbulent years. The cathedral and Salzburg Residenz make up the historical center of the city. However, the passages between the archiepiscopal palace, the cathedral oratory, as well as the Kunstkammer and the art galleries were closed or walled off for 200 years. With the establishment of the DomQuartier, the original unity of the cathedral and Residenz complex was restored. A tour of the complex allows you to discover new views of the city and unknown insights into the architectural buildings and Baroque treasure chamber. The ensemble opened to the public on a tour for the first on 17 May 2014. Here, 134 doors opened to 2,000 exhibits from 1300 years of art and culture across 15,000 square meters. The idea of the tour through the DomQuartier goes back to Prince Archbishop Guidobald von Thun. He was one of the most important builders of the Baroque period in Salzburg. During his 14-year reign (1654 – 1668), he decisively shaped the image of the city. He built the cathedral arches, the Residenz and cathedral squares, and the art gallery (now the Long Gallery at St. Peter’s Abbey). He also created the passageways between the cathedral and the Residenz as well as St. Peter’s Abbey. After the dissolution of the Prince Archbishopric of Salzburg in 1803, the unity of the cathedral and the Residenz was lost. However, it has now been reconstructed after 200 years. First up, tour the State Rooms of the Salzburg Residenz Palace, home to the prince archbishops’ living quarters and official seat. Opulent interiors, extravagant stucco, and superb ceiling frescoes are witnesses to the mission of the rulers to present themselves in a magnificent way. You then continue on to the Residenz Gallery, which displays European paintings from the 16th to the 19th century with a clear focus on the Baroque period. The subsequent Cathedral Arches Terrace combines the secular with the spiritual center: the Salzburg Cathedral. A magnificent view of the city opens up from the Cathedral Arches Terrace – as it were between heaven and earth. The original structure of the North Oratory of the cathedral will be recorded in the future with special exhibitions. Initially, the Salzburg Museum with the Rossacher collection is a guest. The organ loft, which offers an impressive view of the cathedral, leads the way to the Cathedral Museum, the Kunstkammer, the Long Gallery, and the Museum St. Peter in the newly adapted Wallistrakt. After looking into the Gothic choir of the Franciscan Church, the tour ends in the magnificent Carabinieri Hall of the Salzburg Residenz. In addition to the works of art from the Residenz Gallery, the Cathedral Museum, and Salzburg Museum, St. Peter’s Abbey displays its treasures for the first time in a specially designed permanent museum. The Benedictine monastery of St. Peter, located immediately adjacent to the cathedral and Residenz complex, is considered the oldest continuously running monastery in the German-speaking countries and was instrumental in the development of cultural and intellectual life in Salzburg. The abbey has an art collection with an estimated 40,000 exhibits. The most beautiful objects are presented in the newly founded Museum St. Peter for the first time since 1982.

Salzburg: Cathedral Entry Ticket with Audio Guide Option

5. Salzburg: Cathedral Entry Ticket with Audio Guide Option

Admire the two towers and mighty dome of this impressive building from the inside with this entrance ticket that includes an option to add an audio guide. View the bronze baptismal font, the main organ, and seven bells.  Listen to the guide in English or German and select from the Classic Tour, the the Short Tour, or the Children's Tour. Select the best option for your needs. Be riveted by commentary on the special features of the Cathedral, the history of Salzburg, and musical samples from the centuries-old cathedral music tradition with the 30 minute Classic Tour. Speed through the tour with the15-minute Short Tour and get all the most important information condensed in a quick, action-packed tour. Engage young travelers with the Children's Tour with a tangible presentation of the building that is suitable for children. Explore the bishop's church and have all the children's questions answered.

Salzburg: Fountains and Statues Historical Walking Tour

6. Salzburg: Fountains and Statues Historical Walking Tour

Embark on a guided tour and learn about the fascinating history of Salzburg’s fountains and statues. With a passionate, local guide, get a unique insight into the stories, anecdotes, and secret’s of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Meet your friendly guide at Mozartplatz, next to the famous Mozart’s Statue. From there walk to the beautiful Residence Fountain, then stop at the Holy Mary’s Statue on Domplatz or the modern art project known as The Sphere on Kapitelplatz. Other highlights of the tour include St. Peter’s Abbey, the Friedrich Schiller Statue in the festival district, the Wild Man’s Fountain, and the famous Horse Pond.

Salzburg: Guided Walking Tour

7. Salzburg: Guided Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful city of Salzburg on a guided walking tour. Admire the astonishing beauty of the hometown of the great composer Mozart and witness the most iconic landmarks of the city. Visit a long collection of sights, churches, museums, and unique attractions of Salzburg. See one of the most impressive castles in the state of Salzburg, the Hohensalzburg Fortress. It is the landmark of the city and offers an excellent view over the numerous domes of the Mozart city. The vibrant city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Austrian music history. Discover the fascinating history along with the most emblematic architectural buildings of the city. Walk across the lively streets and see the imprint left by the varied past. Your guide will tell you about the town's unique way of life. Enjoy a scenic tour of the picturesque town rich in culture and history.

Salzburg: Day Trip to Munich Private Guided Tour

8. Salzburg: Day Trip to Munich Private Guided Tour

Travel to the picturesque Bavaria region, enjoy the fantastic Munich city and discover the fascinating history during your full day trip. Hit the road from your hotel in Salzburg with your private driver in a comfortable car. Visit the historic city center of Marienplatz. Find the fantastic New Town Hall and golden statue Mariensäule. Right next to it is St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with a huge tower with an observation terrace. Take in glorious panoramic views over the city, you can even get a glimpse of the Alps on a clear day. Be impressed by the size of Frauenkirche, its domed towers, and legendary Devil's footprint. See unique buildings including St. Michael's Church, the amazing Wittelsbach Fountain in Karlsplatz. Marvel at the Theatine Church and the Monument to the Bavarian Army. Choose the extended option with entry to Viktualienmarkt, and try delicious cheese, famous Tyrol’s sausage, beer, Spätzle, or desserts. Enjoy a more historic version of the tour with an extended visit and see the Residenz, the Residenz Museum, Treasury and Theater. See the Ancestral Gallery, Porcelain Cabinet, Court Chapel, the Royal Apartments and more.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

Very easy to go to the ticket office of the funicular and show the voucher to them. You get a ticket which give you the round trip ride on funicular and entrance to everything. Easy peasy and worth the money!

The cathedral is really impressive. I recommend a visit with the audio guide as there are actually many stories behind different corners of the cathedral.

Very good views of Salzburg and the surrounding area and interesting information on historical developments.

The funicular is well worth the money. Very cool way to experience the views of the city and the fortress.

Good displays of medieval times. Great views over Salzburg