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- Hellbrunn Palace
- Walk through the Getreidegasse Hohensalzburg Fortress
- Landmark Salzburg Cathedral
- Visit to the House of Nature
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When we hear the name Salzburg, a lively picture of picturesque alleyways, enchanting castles and of course the legendary music of Mozart immediately awakens in our inner eye. Today, Salzburg is not only an important trade fair and conference location, the state capital has also developed into a true jewel in terms of tourism. Have you always wanted to spend your holidays in a lovingly restored holiday apartment in an old building? Or would you prefer a state-of-the-art apartment? The inner city of Salzburg offers you extraordinary and unique accommodations, which look for their-same. And if you prefer to spend your holiday in a holiday home, you can choose from the outskirts such as the green Leopoldskron-Moos or Wals-Siezenheim.
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Salzburg can look back on a long and proud history. It was founded in 696 in the Salzburg Basin as a bishop's seat, but quickly gained fame and wealth through salt extraction and gold mining. After Vienna, Graz and Linz, Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and one of the most important transport hubs in the region, both for motor vehicle and rail traffic. Winter tourism also plays a major role, as Salzburg is regarded as the gateway to the numerous ski resorts in the Salzburger Land. The river Salzach, the lifeline of the city, flows through the middle of the city. In the northwest Salzburg borders on the Bavarian Freilassing in the Berchtesgadener Land, while the rest nestles against the Salzburg hinterland, the Flachgau. Only 145 kilometres separate Salzburg from the Bavarian capital Munich, while the Austrian capital Vienna is just 300 kilometres to the east. Salzburg is easy to reach from all directions thanks to its extremely good transport connections. And if you don't want to travel to your holiday apartment by car, you can of course take the plane to Salzburg W. A. Mozart Airport.
Things to know
The city of Salzburg is the capital of the country of the same name, Salzburg in Austria. It is the fourth largest city in Austria and borders on Freilassing in Bavaria. The location is characterized by its proximity to the Northern Alps, as well as by the river Salzach, which flows through the old town. About 150,890 inhabitants live in Salzburg. The city itself convinces with unique, beautiful alleys and a pleasant lightness, which makes Salzburg a charming cosmopolitan city in a small format. The city centre has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Thanks to the ideal location, you will have a comfortable journey. You can reach the city either by car, long-distance bus or train via the motorway. Air travel is also a good alternative, especially as the airport is just four kilometres outside the city. Public buses run here regularly and transport arriving guests to the city centre.
Did you know that Salzburg was an independent country annexed by Austria in 1816?
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2. The Getreidegasse
A must on your journey is the Hellbrunn pleasure palace built for a bishop. On the property there is a particularly well preserved park with a beautiful garden. By the way, the castle is connected to the city centre via the protected Hellbrunn Avenue. The visit can therefore be combined with a pleasant walk. Especially musical fans will recognize at least a part of Hellbrunn Palace. The pavilion in the Schlosspark is part of the world-famous musical "The Sound of Music"! But we believe that the water features in the garden are even more beautiful and that you should visit them first. They were built by Italian and Austrian stonemasons and mechanics. Especially beautiful is the stone Neptune Fountain and the Roman Theatre with a marble table and armchairs containing hidden fountains!
3. The fortress Hohensalzburg
There is no doubt that Getreidegasse is probably the most famous street in Salzburg - and in our opinion by far the most beautiful. With its high, narrow rows of houses, traditional shops and trendy restaurants and boutiques, Getreidegasse is the "place to be" in Salzburg if you want to see and be seen. The Getreidegasse runs parallel to the Salzach and leads from Karajanplatz to Rathausplatz and the Kranzlmarkt in the southeast. During a walk through the pedestrian zone you will be enchanted by the beautiful houses, arcades and inner courtyards and visit the Hagenauerhaus in Getreidegasse 9, the birthplace of Salzburg's most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Due to the great popularity of the Getreidegasse, many of the houses were extensively renovated and modernized - in addition to countless offices of wealthy companies, law firms and studios, special attention was also paid to the creation of some exclusive accommodation. So you can live in a holiday apartment in the heart of Salzburg and be very close to the action!
The fortress Hohensalzburg is over 900 years old and one of the largest still existing castles in Europe. Visit this popular excursion destination and don't miss the highlights such as the magnificent princely room and the interesting fortress museum. The creepy torture chamber and the illuminated lower chapel will especially please children. Immerse yourself in a different time, while the tours will tell you about the traditional stories!4 The Salzburg Cathedral
The Salzburg Cathedral with its two striking towers and the mighty building is the image of the old town and at the same time the landmark of the city. UNESCO has even nominated the cathedral as a World Heritage Site, one more reason to learn more about this majestic building during one of the many free guided tours!5. The house of nature
For all those who are interested in nature, the House of Nature is highly recommended. At this natural science museum you will find information about the regional geology and the flora and fauna of the Alps. Visitors are always enthusiastic about the aquarium, which rightly belongs to one of the best show aquariums in Europe. In the aquarium are a large number of different corals and many colorful and exotic fish.
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We can see from our data that Salzburg has an average price of $208.65 per night, a relatively high one under the cities in Austria.
If you want to make the most of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Salzburg are March ($145.32 the average per night for accommodation), April ($167.76), and May ($170.76).
When booking a vacation rental in Salzburg, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of $305.24 per night), followed by December ($250.99), and July ($239.92).
It is better to plan ahead in Salzburg as only 45% of the properties are available throughout the year, following the data observed in 2019.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Salzburg were March, May and April, with average availabilities of 77%, 74.75%, and 74.25%, respectively.
The months with the lowest properties available in Salzburg are, in order, December, September, and August with respective average availability figures of 14.75%, 15.25%, and 17.8%, based on data collected in 2019.
In Salzburg we have an extensive catalogue of approximately 420 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 15 local and international providers.