9 Dreamy Things to Do in Salzburg

Stroll Through Mirabell Gardens

Fulfil your Sound of Music dreams and have a wander through the famous Mirabell Gardens. I'd skip the Sound of Music coach tour which is over 2 hours and you can hit most of the spots yourself in your own time. The gardens are beautifully maintained and only a short walk from the city centre - a great place for lunch! 

Watch the Sunset from Mönchsberg

Take the funicular up the hill Mönchsberg for a stunning view over Salzburg. Before sitting down to watch the sunset you can visit the Museum of Modern art and have a quick drink at the M32 restaurant perched on the side of the hill with the most perfect viewing spot. 

Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress is the unmissable landmark that can be seen fro any vantage point in Salzburg. It looms over Salzburg, almost like its watching over the city. Either take the funicular or challenge yourself and hike up the hill (the view's worth it, I promise!)


Learn About Salzburg's Most Famous Son

Mozart was born in the heart of Salzburg and spend his childhood there. You can visit his birthplace which is now a museum in the old city as well as visit the home his family resided in, in the Marketplatz.

Carpe Diem 

Salzburg is home to a stunning Michelin starred restaurant, 'Carpe Diem'. This lounge-restaurant will be a haven to all the foodies out there with dishes that are inspired by the seasons including Breton lobster with coriander and peach to quail with cardamom and stuffed courgette flowers. 

Frolic Through Schloss Helbrunn  

Schloss Helbrunn, a short bus ride away from the city centre, was built in 1619 for the Archbishop who wanted a playhouse for the summer (there are no bedrooms in the palace!). The gardens are immaculate but the real reason to visit is the trick mountains which make for a spectacular show! 

Explore the City Markets 

This Austrian city has many charming markets to explore. On Thursdays, the Shranne market for hobby cooks is hosted in front of St Andrews church, while Friday's organic food market brings an array of fresh local produce and has become a long-standing institution in the Old Town's Kajetanerplatz. Of course come winter time, the city streets fill with the sparkling Christmas markets. 

Enjoy Salzburg's Café Culture 

Embrace Austrias epic breakfasts and coffee at Kafe Alchemie. Transport back to the 70s at Afro Cafe with its hot pink walls and groovy vibes! 

Get Lost in the Old Town 

The old town will make you fall more in love with Salzburg that you ever imagined. With pastel coloured buildings, winding alleyways and quaint shops scattered everywhere.  



  1. August 20, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Love this! We visited Salzburg a couple years ago but only had about a day to explore. Definitely want to get back to see more!

  2. August 22, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Thank you. You got me at Salzburg being Mozart’s birthplace. Adding this to my Fab Life List (aka Bucket List)!

  3. yasmin
    August 29, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I’ve never been to Salzburg but it looks and sounds dreamy! Great advice and photos!

    Yasmin x
    The Sweet Seven Five

  4. October 22, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Wow- so gorgeous, I’d love to see it for myself! Your photography and editing are wonderful.

    Anna x

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