Salzburg in 1-3 days

Day 1

Start your day wondering around the UNESCO heritage listed Old Town, a maze of cobbled streets and be sure to stop of at the Salzburg Cathedral. Head to the Mozart Geburthaus to see where Mozart was born and lived until he was 17 and if you aren’t all Mozart-ed out, head over the river to Makartplatz to see where he lived for seven years. From there, take the somewhat arduous hike up the hill to the Hohensalzburg Fortress to take in view over the city. In the evening, head to one of the medieval town houses for a traditional Austrian dinner.

Day 2

While it might sound somewhat kitsch, doing a Sound of Music tour is a great way to see some spectacular scenery. If an organised tour is too much for you to take, then it’s worthwhile doing your own and stopping of a the gardens of the Schloss Mirabell, Nonnburg Abbey and heading to Hellbrun Palace. Check out the Peterskirche church where the highlight is the catacomb graveyard. In the evening start with a drink in one of the many bars and then catch one of the many Mozart concerts. The Salzburger Festungskonzerte is held at the fortress while another option is the Schloss Mirabell.

Day 3

Take a day trip to the Salt Mine where you get to wear traditional miner’s clothes and explore underground caverns.