Travel & Vacation

Off to the neighbors of Bavaria: The city of Salzburg introduces itself

Of course they still exist – the Germans who love to travel, who hop from last-minute offer to last-minute offer and spend more time taking security measures at the airport than at the actual holiday destination. But maybe that is also the reason why many Germans wish to be able to spend their vacation as close to home as possible. For those who live in southern Germany, a trip to the Austrian neighbors is ideal. This article reveals what you can experience on a short trip to Salzburg and when most of the tourists can be found there.

Culture is very important in Salzburg


Salzburg has many names and they all fit the capital of the Austrian federal state of the same name like a fist on the eye. It is known as the city of Mozart and celebrated as the city of festivals. A look at the following table reveals what there is to see culturally:

Cathedral quarter The cathedral, the residence and the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter are referred to as the cathedral quarter. However, there is much more to see there – such as the state rooms and the gallery of the residence, the cathedral terrace, museums, oratorios and galleries.
Fortress Hohensalzburg The Hohensalzburg Fortress is a popular postcard motif. The fortress towers over the roofs of the old town and can be described with this superlative: The castle is the oldest, completely preserved castle complex in Western Europe. The fortress welcomes visitors all year round and can be reached on foot or by cable car.
Mozart’s birth place  If he already gives it its name, then the city of Salzburg must also show why it is nicknamed “City of Mozart”. This can be explained with a look into the city center, because there, at Number 9 Getreidegasse, is the Hagenau house where Mozart was born in 1756. Today the house not only functions as a pilgrimage site, but also as a museum.
Hellbrunn Palace Hellbrunn Palace was once planned as a pleasure palace for the Salzburg prince archbishops. Today, many tourists regularly make pilgrimages to the south of the city, mainly because of the water features. What is behind this are hydraulic machines that make the water jump and splash. This complex is also versatile and combines an artificial park with a natural biotope.
Mirabell Castle Mirabell Palace is worth seeing in two ways: The heart of the building complex is the marble hall, which can be reached via the Engelstreppe, and which is now a popular wedding location. But the trappings are also worth a visit. The baroque pleasure garden is extremely versatile with its Pegasus fountain, fountain, hedge theater, dwarf garden, rose garden and orangery.

The green side of the city

Anyone who spurts after one attraction after the other throughout the day should treat themselves to a completely natural break in the green spots of the city. Above all, the mountains around the city invite you to do this. The Mönchsberg, Kapuzinerberg, Festungsberg, Gaisberg and Untersberg are just a few examples – and they all have one thing in common: They provide a clear view of town and country. Also natural is the recurring element of water, which is taken up in the Hellbrunn water features and does not end with the city’s drinking fountains. Those who need more than just a natural break could also spend a full day at the zoo.

This is how you reside in Salzburg


The reason for staying in Salzburg usually also answers the question of where it is best to stay the night. If you want to avoid the city center, you should look for a conveniently located place to stay and the amenities that can sweeten a short trip. Elixshausen is in the north of the city and is north of the A1. In romance Hotel Gmachl shows a small image of the city:

– The accommodation has been around for 680 years, so tradition, history and history are just as important as in Salzburg itself.

– The city of Salzburg is often listed in the hit lists of the most romantic places – the Romantikhotel also takes this approach with offers on the topic of togetherness.

– From a culinary point of view, regionality and quality are equally important here. In terms of content, the exquisite is served in the gourmet restaurant, while traditional food is available in the country butcher’s.

A popular address in both summer and winter!?


In summer, those who have chosen a city break instead of a beach holiday travel to Salzburg. In winter, the city literally calls for the skiers. A comparison of the reveals how this is noticeable in terms of numbers Summer and winter statistics :

Summer 2016Winter 2016/2017
Arrivals (total) 3,623,419 15,062,892
Type of accommodation (private / commercial) 2,855,176 overnight stays in commercial accommodation providers. 10,454,047 overnight stays in commercial accommodation providers.
345,727 overnight stays in private accommodation. 2,932,092 overnight stays in private accommodation.

These statistics clearly show that Salzburg is five times as popular in winter as it is in the summer months. Travel tip: Salzburg holidaymakers should above all look for accommodation that has something to offer when the season or weather conditions are inconsistent. A wellness offer is the best choice in order to be able to enjoy the city and the short trip regardless of the weather.


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