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Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart

Salzburg is one of the most important cities in Austria, located on the banks of the Salzach River at the northern boundary of the Austrian Alps. The baroque city, surrounded by mountains, has a historical old town which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and the great conductor Herbert von Karajan.

About Austria

Take the comfortable Railjet train from the Vienna Westbahnhof station and re ach Salzburg (2h20 trip). Take a walk to the Museum of Modern Art to enjoy splendid views of the city. Continue to the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which is perched majestically on the hills of Monschberg. It is the largest and best preserved castle in central Europe.

In the morning of the 2nd day, visit the baroque Palace of Hellbrunn (take bus 25) and enjoy its original water games and the unique trick fountains in the park. Continuing a few more stops with the bus, you will reach the Untersberg mountain, where you can take a funicular ride to the top.

Salzburg being the quintessential Austrian city of beer, we recommend a visit to the Stieglbrau factory. The city has many breweries offering its own beer, with beautiful gardens to eat in a relaxed atmosphere.

Spend the afternoon following the route of the giant modern sculptures that are part of the city. One of the most spectacular is the golden sphere in the square Kapitelplatz. Across the river, taking the Linzerstrasse, you will arrive via a passage to the Capuchin Abbey located on the Kapuzinerberg mountain.

Salzburg is also the world’s centre for music. Coming in the summer months you can attend an opera or concert at the coveted Salzburg Festival, and in late October you can enjoy the Jazz Festival.

Try the most famous dessert in town, the Salzburger Nockerl (a frothy soufflé), and you should not resist the traditional pastry of the Cafe Tomaselli. To end the evening you can attend a performance with classical music at the popular and charismatic puppet theatre.

Visit the market in the University Square, where you can try local products such as Kaspressknödel (bread dumpling filled with cheese) or any of their delicious cheeses. Through a narrow passage you reach the Getreidegasse, along which you will find beautiful courtyards. Lose yourself in streets like Judengasse, Goldgasse, Steingasse and great squares like Mozart square, Alter Markt and the Residence.

Salzburg Tourist Office
5020 Salzburg, Auerspergstrasse 6, Austria
Tel: +43 662 88987 0

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Salzburg can be found.

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Customer reviews

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    Train from Salzburg to Vienna | William s. | 2015/10/14
    "The only complaint that I have concerns another passenger who refused to vacate my reserved seat until other German speaking passengers intervened. The conductor was not patrolling the coaches and I was unable to complain to him. "

  • Train Convenience | . | 2015/10/13
    "The station in Salzburg is very conveniently set within an easy walk of hotels and most tourist attractions including the old town. A great break from air travel. "

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    Better than the plane | Alvina l. | 2015/09/08
    "Train was comfortable, and very punctual! Much better than catching a plane as you don't have to check in or having to arrive at the terminal at a specific time so long you're on board before the departure time! The only recommendation would be to include a map for tourist as to which terminal in certain cities. "

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    Trip to Austria | Jayant g. | 2015/07/14
    "Excellent facilities. Good staff. Almost on time arrival in Salzburg. "

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    Great Ride | Victoria b. | 2015/01/14
    "Booking was easy as was locating the correct train on the day. The trip was very comfortable with great views. 100% the best way to travel between Salzburg and Munich! "

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    Room configurations | Krystal t. | 2014/10/30
    "Trains run so well though Europe. Would like to know the set up of train configurations, ie first class room / cabin in shared with another couple but on other trains was a private room! "

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    Railjet to Wien | Stephen c. | 2014/09/21
    "The trip was very comfortable "

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    Great way to see the country | Jennifer t. | 2014/09/03
    "The seats were comfortable, there was adequate luggage space and large windows enabled a good view of the countryside. Information screens in each carriage were helpful. "

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    Wien-Salzburg | Christine r. | 2014/07/26
    "Excellent journey. Wonderful trip.Great service.A lot of young Music Festival trippers were also on board and it was a little noisy having them sit in front of us playing their music. They also pushed another elderly traveller out of his seat so they could sit together, when he had left his seat. If a Rail staff member was more visible then this may not have happened. They were no problem just noisy for a great part of the trip. "

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    Excellent one way | Peter g. | 2014/07/07
    "My trip from Salzburg to Munich in the afternoon was excellent - and so it should have been given I paid for first class. However the trip back later that day was troublesome. Despite the fact I'd paid for the fast train, all trains to Salzburg were delayed and the fast train I was meant to catch was cancelled and replaced by a slow train stopping all stations - with the result I arrived back in Salzburg at 2:30 in the morning, rather than my scheduled 12:30 am - and as a consequence I missed some early engagements in Salzburg. There were no explanations of what was happening in English - and no effort to apologise for the situation. And the trip was interminably long. "

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