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

Salzburg Historical Walking Tour

Explore the historic city of Salzburg on a 2-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, learn the stories behind the city's architectural gems and famous residents, such as the Von Trapp family and Mozart. Pass St Peter’s Monastery, Mozart House and the Mirabell Gardens, when scenes from ‘The Sound of Music’ were filmed. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Baroque Old Town, dotted with stunning cathedrals and churches.

Highlights

  • 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

Begin your tour at the stunning Mirabell Gardens and Palace, where Maria and the children famously sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’ in The Sound of Music. Roam the lavish garden with your guide, admiring the Baroque design and mythological statues.

Head next to Salzburg’s Old Town, crossing over the River Salzach. Learn about the life and work of the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and pass the birthplace of the renowned composer.

Afterward, wander past the popular shops lining Getreidegasse, checking out the hidden alleys and charming streets that comprise the old part of the city. Pause at Salzburg Dome Cathedral and explore one of the oldest monasteries in the country, St Peter's Monastery. Inside you’ll see one of the oldest restaurants in the world, dating back to the year 803.

After absorbing Salzburg’s history, culture and architecture for two hours, your tour will conclude at its original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Charles O

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.

Soumit Naha Germany

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

Paul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

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

John Jackie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

Merlin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Fantastic

Laura

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.

Mario V Canada

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.

Angela L

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.

Sonja M

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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