Holidays in Salzburg

Visit the Festival City on River Salzach

Gem on the Northern Fringe of the Alps

When looking at Salzburg's old town you can't help but be enchanted by its beauty: the unique composition of church towers, cathedral, narrow lanes, historic house fronts and the majestic castle as the cherry on the cake. The city is so beautiful that it became UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and its sights are known all over the world.

One Card for Everything: the Salzburg Card

Benefit from the Salzburg Card advantages that will give you free entry to all sights, free access to public transport and discounts for various event and trips. The Salzburg Card is available at the Kolping Hostel reception.

Strolling Through the Old Town

Salzburg's historic city centre is small enough to be explored by foot. Every visitor is presented with a great variety of architectural gems; discover various eras from the Middle Ages to Romantic, from Renaissance to Baroque and Classicism. Left of River Salzach you will find the city's oldest part with its impressive sights, the cathedral, the residence, Getreidegasse, Mozart's birthplace and the festival halls. The most famous sights right of the river are Mozart's residence, Mirabell Palace with the marble room and the Mirabell Gardens. Shopping enthusiasts should not miss out on Linzer Gasse, which creates an extension to the Staatsbrücke bridge. The old town is gorgeously surrounded by the city's mountains: Mönchsberg, Festungsberg and Kapuzinerberg on the other side of the Salzach. Walking up the mountains is always worth the effort in order to get away from the city's hustle and bustle; take a walk up there and enjoy the phenomenal views.

Visiting the city of Salzburg with the family
Going sightseeing in Salzburg

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Hohensalzburg Castle

From the old town you will get to the Hohensalzburg Castle in no time. Take the funicular or just walk up there. You should not miss out on the medieval prince's room and the castle museum.

Follow the Traces of the City's Most Famous Son

The love Salzburg has for its most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, can be felt and seen everywhere. During your stay in Salzburg you should definitely visit Mozart's birthplace on famous Getreidegasse as well as Mozart's residence on Markatplatz, both also accommodate a museum and host exhibitions.


Salzburg is especially well known for the tavern gardens - the “Heurigen”, the beer gardens and of course the traditional coffee houses. Right next to each other you will also find Austrian restaurants, trendy bars and fancy toque restaurants. Enjoy an afternoon coffee with apple strudel, for instance at Café Tomaselli on Alter Markt, the city's oldest cafe. The four breweries in the city invite you to cooled beer and a savoury snack; visit Augustiner Bräu with Austria's biggest beer garden at the foot of Mönchsberg in the borough of Mülln.

Hellbrunn Castle, Jeux d'Eau and Salzburg Zoo

South of Salzburg Hellbrunn Castle enchants locals and visitors. It is considered to be one of the most pompous renaissance buildings north of the Alps. During the summer Hellbrunn entertains with its cheeky jeux d'eau “watergames”, during the winter it hosts the charming Christmas market.

Not far from Hellbrunn Castle you will find Salzburg Zoo which is characterised by its nature-like design. Ca. 140 species from Europe, Asia, Africa and America can be seen at Salzburg Zoo.

Your Central Accommodation in Salzburg: Kolping Hostel

Kolping Hostel Salzburg is located in a wonderfully quiet, yet very central area and is therefore the perfect starting point for your sightseeing tour. In less than 10 minutes you can cycle to the lovely Salzburg old town via Salzachkai; you can also walk there in about 20 minutes. The bus takes about 15 minutes.

Your holiday in Salzburg can start shortly – make a reservation for your perfect room at the friendly Kolping Hostel Salzburg for your city trip. We will answer your no obligation holiday enquiry immediately.

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