What Places Are A Not-To-Miss In Salzburg?

Known for its mind-blowing beauty, Salzburg is quite popular. It is widely known for its extravagant architecture. It’s also known to be the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The world-famous Salzburg festival is everybody’s favorite and attracts many tourists from all over the world. The city also holds significance for being held the spot for the shooting of a movie,’ The Sound Of Music’.

Tourists visit different respective spots for sightseeing, skiing, hiking, and whatnot. Salzburg named the same as the country’s federal province, stands Austria’s fourth-biggest city having a population of 156,872recorded in 2020 residing in it; the first three include Vienna, Graz, and Linz. It is situated by the River Salzach. Salzburg means ‘Salt Castle’ as it relates to the Fortresses and White Gold from Southern mountains. The city stands among the rich ones, having tourism one of the reasons behind. The number of tourists who visit all year round is mindboggling. The city really is worth it.

Whether you are planning to spend several days in Salzburg or just a few, there are some spots which you shouldn’t be missing at any cost. If you haven’t visited for even once and are planning to go any time soon, here we have shortlisted some popular places in Salzburg which you must visit. Opting for Salzburg tours when in Salzburg is always a great idea!

Hohensalzburg Fortress

This major mighty attraction of Salzburg, known to be 900 years older, is situated on top of Festungsberg. The interior comprises of Golden Hall, Salzburg Bull, Golden chamber, Bed chamber, and Chapel of Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach. One can easily spend more than half a day exploring the castle and still not get enough of it.

Mozart’s Birthplace

Mozart was born here on 27 January 1756, and the family used to reside on the third floor from 1747 to 1773. The museum has been serving to give brief details about his life, his early childhood days, his friends, his love for musical instruments and Opera since 1880.


It is a popular shopping street one can buy a variety of things from. It also has several cafes and restaurants, and tourists absolutely love this spot.

Mirabell Palace And Gardens

The’Marble Hall’ of MirabellPalace is known to be a popular venue for weddings. The gardens were made to open for the public under the rule of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, and till today serve to be a popular tourist attraction. Various scenes for ‘The sound of music’ were filmed here.

Hellbrunn Palace And Trick Fountains

It was built in 1613-19 by Markus Sittikus. For more than 400 years, the palace and its very famous Trick Fountains have served to provide enchanting views and pleasures to the visitors.

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Museum Of Modern Art

On the area of 2300 square meters, the museum extends its marvelous art collections. It was officially opened in 2004. It was designed by Munich architecture team Friedrich Hoff und Zwink and is surely a must-visit for anyone visiting Salzburg.

Salzburg Zoo

It is about 14 hectares in size, having more or less 1500 animals and 150 species. For someone who is visiting Salzburg, the Salzburg Zoo surely holds the attraction that keeps it filled with tourists from all over the world.

Salzburg Museum

It was previously called CarolinoAugusteum and is known from the cultural and artistic point of view, having the history associated with it. Your trip to Slazbur can’t be complete without visiting the Salzburg Museum.


Surrounded by all the important buildings, the square has a very beautiful fountain in the middle, which is very eye-catching. Also, one can have a perfect view of Salzburger Dom from here.


It is followed by the name St. Peter’s Cemetery. This oldest cemetery is located at the foot of Festungsberg. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Salzburg.


It is a hill situated on the bank of SalzachRiver, on its Eastern side. It is elevated at the level of 640 meters and offers views that you will remember for a very long time.

Salzburg Cathedral

It is located adjacent to Residenzplatz. The historic building has a dome, and two 79 meters towers make it significant from a tourism point of view.

Amongst many, the above-mentioned are the ones one must visit when they go to Salzburg. A tourist must intend to spend at least 3 to 4 days to cover most of all the spots and do proper sightseeing. If you haven’t yet gone and still thinking of visiting all these beautiful historical spots, you are missing out a lot already. Without further ado, plan your trip and enjoy this beauty of the world that awaits you.