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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Salzburg Historical Walking Tour

Discover the historical side of Salzburg on foot! Travel back in time on this 2-hour historical walking tour through the city. Explore Salzburg's Baroque old town with its beautiful churches and cathedrals and see the city’s must-see attractions like Mirabell Gardens, Mozart House and St Peter's Monastery. Your expert guide will not only cover Salzburg's history but will also tell you interesting facts about the city's most famous figures, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the von Trapp family.


  • 2-hour guided historical walking tour of Salzburg
  • See Salzburg's must-see attractions, such as Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral and St Peter's Monastery
  • Learn about Salzburg's most famous historical figures, including Mozart and the Von Trapp family
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Historical Walking Tour

Salzburg Mirabell Gardens

Take a historical walking tour of Salzburg and learn the history of this beautiful city. Meet your knowledgeable local guide at the spectacular Mirabell Gardens and Palace, immortalized in the iconic film The Sound of Music. Wander through the elaborate Italian Baroque-style palace gardens, famous for its mythology-themed statues.

From here, cross the River Salzach and wander into Salzburg's Baroque old town. See where the city's world-famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and learn about his life and work in Austria.

Then, stroll down Getreidegasse, Salzburg's elegant shopping street, and admire the picturesque streets and hidden alleyways of the old city. Stop at Salzburg Dome Cathedral and visit St Peter's Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Austria that’s home to one of the oldest restaurants in the world, dating back to the year 803!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This walking tour is a great orientation to the city. Easy to revisit spots of interest on later days. Guide was easy to listen to and had a vast knowledge of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Given a complete new perspective to your stay in Salzburg. Exploring the old town was never so enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent way to get an over view of Salzburg. Tour guide was informative and enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The guide was great and funny, his name is Eric.

John Jackie
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Absolutely the best tour! We learned so much and would recommend it to anyone. - John and Jackie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very informative tour with a friendly guide. Meeting point was very easy to find with a large parking garage nearby, if you're driving.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent tour, great historical reference...however not much discussion about Sound of Music for the ones that are still in love with this movie. Guide was very knowledgeable and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Erich led us on an interesting, informative, and entertaining tour of Salzburg. We saw both Mozart's birth house and the place where he lived later, the Mirabelle gardens, the cemetary, an 800 year old bakery, a 1200 year old restaurant (!), various old buildings, famous streets, alleyways, plazas, etc. Although it rained pretty much the whole tour, it was a very enjoyable experience. Once the tour was over, I retraced our steps to get a more in-depth look at each of the places he'd taken us. Since Salzburg is such a small city, this was easy to do.

This tour is a great overview of a charming city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our extraordinary tour-guide turned a rainy day into an utterly enchanting and informative tour of beautiful Salzburg. He was gracious, charming, entertaining, and extremely knowledgable. We could have continued on for hours despite being drenched. Outstanding.

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