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Salzburg Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt) Tours and Activities

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Salzburg’s Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt or Altstadt Salzburg) is the historical and navigational heart of the city, a maze of medieval streets stretching along the banks of the Salzach River. The birthplace of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s atmospheric Altstadt is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site and overlooked by the hilltop Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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Salzburg Sightseeing City Cruise on Salzach River

Salzburg Sightseeing City Cruise on Salzach River

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See the city of Salzburg from a whole new angle on this 40-minute Salzach River sightseeing cruise. Choose the departure time to suit your schedule and hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Marktsteg — the heart of Salzburg’s pretty Old Town. Cruise in comfort onto the gentle Salzach River with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the city’s medieval riverbanks. Admire the soaring peaks of the Hagenbirge and Tennengebirge in the mighty Tennen Mountains. Then, return to Marktsteg and take in the views from the other side of the river.
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  • 40 minutes
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US$19.47
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Salzburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Salzburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Salzburg's attractions during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Listen to the onboard commentary in 13 languages, then hop off at any one of the 12 stops to explore further on your own. Two-day and day ticket options available to suit your budget and schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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US$28.83
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US$28.83

River Cruise & Hellbrunn Palace & world-famous watertrick fountains in Salzburg

River Cruise & Hellbrunn Palace & world-famous watertrick fountains in Salzburg

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Admire medieval Salzburg from the water and discover one of the city’s top attractions on this 2.5-hour Hellbrunn Palace visit and Old Town river cruise. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Salzburg’s Old Town and cruise out onto the Salzach River with your guide. Gaze over the city’s medieval riverbanks on route to the 17th-century Hellbrunn Palace. Explore the Baroque palace and gardens at your leisure with your audio guide, and discover the water fountains for which the palace is famous. Afterward, transfer back to Salzburg by double-decker bus. 
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$42.66
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Private Half-Day Eagle's Nest Tour from Salzburg

Private Half-Day Eagle's Nest Tour from Salzburg

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See both the Eagle’s Nest and the underground bunkers of Berchtesgaden in just half a day. The trip from Salzburg is ideal if you don’t have much time but do want to see the historic sites. Check out the opening scene location from the Sound of Music as you travel high through the hills, then gaze out at the alps from the Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s mountain retreat. On your way back to Salzburg, you’ll call in at the underground bunkers and Berghof grounds, too.
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  • 4 hours
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Sound of Music / Hallstatt Tour

Sound of Music / Hallstatt Tour

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Let us take you out for an unforgettable day. Following the Von Trapp story, we want to visit several movie locations of the "Sound of Music". The 16-going-on17-gazebo and of course the wedding church. Your enthusiastic tour guide will give you lots of information about the filming of the Sound of Music, the real of Trapp family and Austrian culture and lifestyle in general. On this tour, we want to take a tour through the Austrian Lake District to visit the UNESCO world cultural heritage site Hallstatt. You'll learn about the fascinating story of this salt mining town and spend 2 hours exploring this picturesque village on your own.
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  • 8 hours
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US$133.87
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Best of Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Hohensalzburg
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Best of Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Hohensalzburg

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Make romantic memories in beautiful Salzburg during this dinner experience at Salzburg Fortress with Mozart concert. Take your seat with your significant other inside the 900-year-old Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). Savor a delicious dinner of traditional Austrian dishes in the fortress’ spectacular surroundings. Afterward, enjoy a recital of some of Mozart’s most famous pieces courtesy of The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg. Upgrade to a VIP experience and enjoy a special dinner menu.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$75.70
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Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel

Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel

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Make the most out of your Christmas Eve in Salzburg on a 4-hour trip to the Silent Night Chapel, a monument to the Christmas carol ‘Silent Night.’ Departing from Salzburg, travel by guided coach through the foothills of the Austrian Alps to the quaint town of Oberndorf. Arrive at the historic Silent Night Chapel and participate in a Christmas Eve mass, conducted in multiple languages. Soak up the Christmas spirit and learn the rich history of this touching chapel before returning back to your original departure point.
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  • 4 hours
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US$57.65
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Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

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Feel festive this Christmas season with a horse-drawn sleigh ride in a village near Schladming. Departing from Salzburg, this day trip ventures along the Salzach River Valley and travel up 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) to the Alpine mountain of Dachstein. Relax with some lunch at a local inn before hopping on a sleigh ride to soak up the wintry scenery. Your excursion concludes at its original departure point.
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  • 8 hours
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US$96.14
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Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip

Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip

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Experience two top-selling tours at a discounted price with this Salzburg Super Saver. Begin your day traveling through the Bavarian Mountains and touring the 450-year-old salt mines. Then visit some of the memorable locations where ‘The Sound of Music’ was filmed, while soaking up the stunning scenery of the Salzkammergut. Your guide also provides a historical backdrop on the architectural landmarks of Salzburg.
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  • 8 hours
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US$119.27
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The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

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Relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical "The Sound of Music" on this Salzburg sightseeing tour. Visit filming sites around the city while your guide provides historical background on Salzburg’s top attractions and architectural jewels, including the gazebo where "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" was shot.
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  • 4 hours
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Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

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See the best of Austria with this Salzburg Super Saver, combining two top-selling tours at a discounted price. Led by an expert guide,  travel underground to salt mines dating back 450 years and pay a visit to the charming Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden. Afterward, explore the Lake District in the Austrian Alps and soak up incredible views. Take a boat ride on Lake Wolfgang and see the historic Castle Huttenstein. Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.
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  • 9 hours
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US$115.62
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Hallstatt Half-Day Tour from Salzburg

Hallstatt Half-Day Tour from Salzburg

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Discover the magic of the alpine region of Salzkammergut on this half-day coach tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg. A guide fills you in on the region’s history on the ride to Hallstatt, stopping for views the spectacular mountain ranges. At Hallstatt, you have ample free time to take a walk along a lake in a historic village, see the Muhlbach Waterfall, visit the museums and the famous "Bone House," and more. You can also opt to take a cable car ride to the Hallstatt World Heritage Skywalk.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Salzburg: Palace Concert at the Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace

Salzburg: Palace Concert at the Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace

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UNESCO–listed Salzburg is famous for its classical music heritage, and for live performance there are few locations to match the Marble Hall in 17th-century Mirabell Palace. With this ticket, take your seat in the Marble Hall and enjoy a recital in the classic tradition of Mozart. Marvel at the skill of the soloists and ensembles on stage, and admire the beautiful baroque architecture for which Mirabell Palace is known.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Salzburg City Tour - On the Traces of Mozart

Salzburg City Tour - On the Traces of Mozart

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Gain insight into the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture of Salzburg as Mozart saw it on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Led by an expert guide, explore the sights by coach before heading into Mozart’s Residence. Wander the famous composer’s former abode and visit the exhibits at your leisure, as your city tour ends here.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$34.08
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Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

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Soak up three top-selling tours at a discounted price on this Salzburg Super Saver through the Bavarian Mountains. Led by an expert guide, begin your morning with panoramic views of the Alps at Hitler’s historic mountain retreat, known as the Eagle’s Nest. Then spend the afternoon exploring the underground world of 450-year-old salt mines, before concluding with a trip to the charming town of Berchtesgaden.
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  • 9 hours
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US$146.44
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Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail

Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail

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Discover elegant Salzburg—historic birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—on a day trip from Munich. Relax on the comfortable train ride to Salzburg, take a guided tour of city attractions like Domkirche Cathedral and the Festung Hohensalzburg fortress, then enjoy hours of independent time to explore. Soak up Austrian history, sample local delicacies, and snap photos of the city set against the striking backdrop of the Alps.
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  • 10 hours
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US$63.42
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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna
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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

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Explore Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens and UNESCO-listed Old Town on this day trip from Vienna. Led by a local guide, enjoy the stunning drive to Salzburg, stopping at Lake Mondsee and winding through the Austrian Alps. Upon arriving, take a guided walking tour of Mozart's home town and visit the gardens of Mirabell Palace. Your day trip concludes with transportation back to Vienna.
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  • 13 hours
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US$140.74
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US$140.74

Salzburg and Lake District Day Tour from Munich

Salzburg and Lake District Day Tour from Munich

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Immerse yourself in Salzburg, sights from the ‘The Sound of Music’ movie and Austria’s Lake District on a day trip from Munich. Absorb the beautiful Lower Bavarian Alps as you journey south to Salzburg, and enjoy free time to explore its churches, squares and filming locations from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie independently. Continue through the Lake District toward the postcard-pretty town of St Wolfgang, and ogle the glorious mountain scenery on an optional boat trip on Lake Wolfgang. Lastly, return to Munich via gorgeous Lake Mondsee, where several scenes from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie were filmed.
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  • 11 hours
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Salzburg and Lake Region Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Salzburg and Lake Region Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

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Explore Salzburg on this small-group day trip departing from Vienna. Led by an expert guide, relive your favorite scenes from ‘The Sound of Music’ as you pass iconic locations featured in the film. Discover the best of the lake region of Salzkammergut on a back-roads tour stopping at gorgeous Lake Attersee and St. Gilgen village. See Salzburg’s key sights, including Mirabell Palace and Mozart’s Birthplace on a walking tour of the Old Town. Learn about the city’s rich history from your guide and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring independently.
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  • 12 hours
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US$234.15
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Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Salzburg and Austria’s scenic Lake District on a 5-hour tour. Departing from Salzburg, follow an expert guide through the city's UNESCO-listed Old Town and pay homage to the place where Mozart was born. Afterward, admire the famous Gothic altar in the village church of St Wolfgang, and take a boat ride across the lake to St Gilgen. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.
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  • 5 hours
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US$76.68
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Panoramic Salzburg City Tour with Coffee and Cake

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour with Coffee and Cake

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Discover the highlights of historic Salzburg on a 1-hour city tour by bus of the city that includes coffee and cake at a local restaurant after the tour. Join a guide and small group on a specially-designed route that offers the perfect introduction to Salzburg. This 1-hour city tour of Salzburg has departures throughout the day.
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  • 2 hours
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US$40.16
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Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna
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Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

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This well-planned day-tour to Salzburg enables you to maximize your time in Austria without feeling rushed. Comfortable transportation collects you from your Vienna hotel before heading to Mozart’s hometown. In addition to an organized tour with a private guide, you also enjoy free time to explore Salzburg at your own pace. After visiting Salzburg Cathedral, filming locations for 'The Sound of Music, 'and more, transit returns you to Vienna.
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  • 12 hours
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Salzburg Private Day Trip from Vienna

Salzburg Private Day Trip from Vienna

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Explore picturesque Salzburg and the idyllic Austrian Lake District on this private full-day tour from Vienna. Visit film locations from iconic musical ‘The Sound of Music’; see Mozart's birthplace and spot landmarks like the Mirabell Palace, St Peter’s Abbey and the Archbishop’s Palace. Then, enjoy free time to explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, visit the Hohensalzburg fortress and Mozart museum, or hit the shops, before heading back to Vienna.
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  • 12 hours
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US$716.23
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US$716.23
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2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour

2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour

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Discover the UNESCO-listed city of Salzburg on this 2-hour private tour. Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the city’s history, architecture and culture as you pass top sites including Mozart’s House, Salzburg Cathedral and Mirabell Palace. Soak up the stunning Baroque buildings and see iconic film locations from ‘The Sound of Music.’ Numbers are limited to eight people on this private tour to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 2 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$253.67
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Salzburg Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt) costs USD 19.47. Guided Salzburg Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt) tours start around USD 19.47 per person.
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