If you’re planning on doing lots of sightseeing, save by buying the Salzburg Card (1-/2-/3-day card €28/37/43). The card gets you entry to all of the major sights and attractions, unlimited use of public transport (including cable cars) and numerous discounts on tours and events. The card is half-price for children and €3 cheaper in the low season.
The card can be purchased at the airport, the tourist office and most hotels, or online at www.salzburg.info.
Salzburg's DomQuartier (www.domquartier.at) showcases the most fabulous baroque monuments and museums in the historic centre. A single ticket (adult/child €12/5) gives you access to the Residenz state rooms and gallery, the upper galleries of the Dom, the Dommuseum and Erzabtei St Peter. The free multilingual audio guide whisks you through the quarter in 90 minutes, though you could easily spend half a day absorbing all of its sights. For an insight into the DomQuartier's history and architecture, you can download the audio guide to your phone, tablet or PC from the website before you visit.