Birthplace of Mozart and stage for The Sound of Music, Salzburg is synonymous with music.
But as if its musical pedigree weren’t enough, the city’s arresting natural beauty also provides reason enough to pack your bags.
Rolling emerald plains are set against a backdrop of snow-capped Bavarian Alps, while pristine lakes are embedded amidst this breathtaking landscape.
The Altstadt (Old Town) is dominated by its baroque towers and churches. Renowned for its timeless baroque architecture, this impeccably preserved city centre north of the Alps was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Chances are, if you’re headed to Austria you’ll spend some time in this city on the river. Below I’ve rounded up some of my favourite places to eat and things to do in Salzburg.
Things to Do in Salzburg
Where to Eat & Drink
From hearty Austrian dishes to elevated culinary experiences, Salzburg has a range of delicious restaurants that show off the best the country has to offer.
The beer garden to end all biergäerten! Augustiner Bräustübl has served hearty snacks and stone tankards under ancient chestnut trees since 1621. They also have outstanding pretzels. A favourite place for a late afternoon brew.
Maybe the oldest restaurant in the world—meals have been served here since 803 AD. Refined Austrian classics and international dishes are served in settings that are equal in grandeur and feel. Located in the heart of Salzburg.
Organic and local, Triangel is a few steps from all of Salzburg’s Old Town sights. The restaurant has both a sprawling outdoor seating area and a cozy dining room. Owner Franz’s grandmother is the mastermind behind the menu.
The Pepper ship is one of Salzburg’s top culinary addresses. Located in a renovated 17th century rectory and appointed with polished wooden floors, fine china and designer silverware, you’ll find eclectic seasonal menus and a relaxed and refined atmosphere. Reservations required. A five-minute taxi ride from the centre of town.