Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Hellbrunn

Schloss Hellbrunn

A prince-archbishop with a wicked sense of humour, Markus Sittikus, built Schloss Hellbrunn in the early 17th century as a summer palace and an escape from his functions at the Residenz. The Italianate villa became …
Top Choice Fort in Salzburg

Festung Hohensalzburg

Salzburg's most visible icon is this mighty, 900-year-old clifftop fortress, one of the biggest and best preserved in Europe. It's easy to spend half a day up here, roaming the ramparts for far-reaching views over t…
Top Choice Cave in Werfen

Eisriesenwelt

Billed as the world’s largest accessible ice caves, Eisriesenwelt is a glittering ice empire spanning 30,000 sq metres and 42km of narrow passages burrowing deep into the heart of the mountains. A tour through these…
Top Choice Waterfall in Krimml

Krimmler Wasserfälle

Enshrouded in mist, arched by a rainbow, frozen solid – this waterfall always looks extraordinary, no matter the time of year. The Wasserfallweg (Waterfall Trail), which starts at the ticket office and weaves gently…
Top Choice Waterfall in Bad Gastein

Gasteiner Wasserfall

Bad Gastein’s star attraction is this 341m waterfall, which rages over rugged cliff faces and through thick forest to tumble into three turquoise pools. The waterfall’s wispy, ethereal beauty captured the imaginatio…
Top Choice Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museum

Housed in the baroque Neue Residenz palace, this flagship museum takes you on a fascinating romp through Salzburg past and present. Ornate rooms showcase everything from Roman excavations to royal portraits. There a…
Top Choice Palace in Salzburg

Residenz

The crowning glory of Salzburg's DomQuartier, the Residenz is where the prince-archbishops held court until Salzburg became part of the Habsburg Empire in the 19th century. An audio-guide tour takes in the exuberant…
Top Choice Gallery in Salzburg

Museum der Moderne

Straddling Mönchsberg’s cliffs, this contemporary glass-and-marble oblong of a gallery stands in stark contrast to the fortress, and shows first-rate temporary exhibitions of 20th- and 21st-century art. The works of…
Top Choice Mine in Hallein & Around

Salzwelten

During Salzburg’s princely heyday, the sale of salt filled its coffers. Today, at Austria’s biggest show mine, you can slip into a boilersuit to descend to the bowels of the earth. The tour aboard a rickety train pa…
Square in Salzburg

Residenzplatz

With its horse-drawn carriages, palace and street entertainers, this stately baroque square is the Salzburg of a thousand postcards. Its centrepiece is the Residenzbrunnen, an enormous marble fountain. The plaza is …