The great composer was born in Salzburg and there’s plenty around the city to remind you of this fact.  There are two museums dedicated to the musician. The first is at No. 9 Getredigasses where you’ll find Mozart’s birthplace and home until he was 17 and the other is located at No. 8 Makartplatz is where he lived for seven years. If you want to Mozart it up even further, head to Mozartplatz and snap yourself in front of his statue or check out the Mozarteum, a famous Academy of Music.

No. 9 Getredigasses

Open: 9am-5.30pm seven days a week September to June, 8.30-7pm July and August

Closed: April 20th-April 23rd 2015

Tickets: Adult  €10

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Overlooking the city, the castle offers gorgeous views over the city. One of the largest castles in Europe, it dates back to the 11th century.

Open: 9.30am-5pm  seven days a week January to April, 9am-7pm seven days a week May to September, 9.30am-5pm October to December, check website for holiday early closing.

Tickets: Adult €11.30



A grand church with an 18th century graveyard behind it that holds catacombs cut into a cliff.

Open: 7am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays

Tickets: Church Free, Tower Adult  €2

The Sound of Music

Take a tour of the movie’s scenery either on your own or with an organised group. You’ll find all sorts familiar places from the musical such as the Mirabell gardens from the Do-Re-Mi song, Nonnburg Abbey where Maria stayed and The Pavillions outside Hellbrunn Palace famous for Liesl and Rolf’s romantic encounter.

Nonnburg Abbey

Open: 7am ’til dusk, no visits during mass

Tickets: Free

Hellbrunn Palace

Open: 9am-4.30pm seven days a week April and October, 9am-5.30pm May, June and September, 9am-6pm July and August 

Tickets: Guided tour of the trick fountains, palace with audio guide, folklore museum Adults €10.50, Combined ticket 2015: Zoo Salzburg, trick fountains, Hellbrunn palace, folklore museum Adults €19.50