Main Sights of Salzburg: Top 10 SIghts

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Salzburg is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and packed with things to see. To help you prioritise the attractions of the city, we have put together our personal top-10. We think these sights will be the most appealing to international tourists and are ideal for two or three days in Salzburg. Note also our section on vacation advice, which includes suggested itineraries and special advice for highlights of every season, arranged by months.

1.) Salzburger Dom - the city′s cathedral

The Dom in all it′s Baroque glory was opened in 1628 and has proved to be Salzburg′s top attraction ever since. ::more

2.) St. Peter′s monastery & cemetery

This Benedictine monastery was founded in 696 and is considered to be the oldest north of the Alps. ::more

3.) Salzburg Castle - Festung Hohensalzburg

One of the biggest castles of Europe, Salzburg′s fortress provides its visitors with stunning views over the valley. ::more

4.) Getreidegasse - Salzburg′s busiest alley

The most fashionable shopping mile in the city is also its most expensive, a scenic medieval alley in which Mozart was born! ::more

5.) Mozart Square - the heart of Salzburg

This beautiful square covers some of the city′s Roman foundations, but since 1842 also hosts the Mozart memorial. ::more

6.) Mozart birthplace & living place

The house in which baby Mozart was born in 1756, and the one he used to live and work in later, host popular museums today. ::more

7.) Residenz Castle - the gem of the Prince Archbishops

The Residenz Castle of the Prince Archbishops of Salzburg was intended to show their power  - and still does this job well. ::more

8.) St. Sebastian church & cemetery

The church of St. Sebastian is an attraction by itself, for its cloisters and tranquil cemetery hosting the Mozart′s family tomb. ::more

9.) Hellbrunn Palace, park & trick fountains

Hellbrunn castle with its trick fountains was the Prince Archbishop′s private passion.  A lavish Baroque masterpiece. ::more

10.) Mirabell Palace & Gardens

You haven′t seen the Mozartstadt until you have strolled along the gardens of Mirabell Palace. Modern Salzburg′s city hall is still as attractive as it was when Fräulein Maria and the Trapp children danced between thousands of flowers around it. ::more on the castle or ::more on the gardens

Top-10 Sights of Salzburg

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Eat a Mozartkugel, drink beer, sing "Sound of Music" songs - 10 things that you should do to make your visit a well-rounded event. ::more

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Almost all sightseeing articles here on, linked from a Google Map application. ::more


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