I have truly fallen in love with Austria. Salzburg is such a charming city and during my 3 night break here, I’ve discovered that there are many, many reasons everyone should visit Salzburg at least once in their lifetime.
I have narrowed down my 7 favourite things I loved and recommend highly to do whilst staying in Salzburg.
1) Visit Residenzplatz
This is such a cute little area in Salzburg. You will often find markets in and around streets or quaint little shops here. History is all around with many fascinating buildings like the one pictured above.
2) Fortress Hohensalzburg
On our first day in Salzburg we went straight up to this beautiful fortress/castle upon a hill. It’s one of the most recognisable and most visited landmarks in the city and now I know why. The castle itself is fun to look at but the views alone make it worth the visit.
3) Visit all the Mozart points of interest
Mozart is still very much alive in the eyes of Salzburg. You can’t go to Salzburg and not think of Mozart when there’s Mozart memorabilia and chocolate everywhere.
Join in with the Mozart-crazy Austrians by celebrating the musical prodigy by viewing his birthplace and house as pictured above.
4) Go shopping in Altstadt
Salzburg isn’t the biggest of cities and the shops are somewhat limited but they just have something about them. I know for a fact that I have never shopped somewhere with so much beautiful scenery surrounding the area such as the beautiful homes in the mountains.
5) Visit the Love Lock Bridge
I personally love… love lock bridges. I think it’s such a good idea to celebrate loved ones. I’m not for people chucking the key in the river but beside that I just think this is a landmark not to be missed.
6) Salzburg Cathedral
I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy looking around this glorious cathedral half as much as I did. I’m not religious in the slightest and I don’t really have an interest in architecture but this building truly is stunning from the outside and within. Definitely worth a visit.
7) The Sound Of Music Tour Saving the best for last here. This tour was INCREDIBLE. You do not (by ANY means) have to be a fan of the sound of music to enjoy this tour. Of course I knew a few of the songs but I hadn’t watched the movie in absolute donkey years and still very much enjoyed my tour.
You get to hear some really interesting facts, spend 4 hours going to such scenic places and have a little song song on the coach. I’m such an 80 year old in a 21 year old’s body so I thought that was bloody brilliant. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Salzburg.
That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have you ever been to Austria? Where do you recommend for my next city break in Europe? Leave a comment as I’d love to know your thoughts!
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