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Top Choice Fort in Salzburg

Festung Hohensalzburg

Salzburg's most visible icon is this mighty, 900-year-old cliff-top 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 …
Top Choice Puppetry in Salzburg

Salzburger Marionettentheater

The red curtain goes up on a miniature stage at this marionette theatre, a lavish stucco, cherub and chandelier-lit affair founded in 1913. The repertoire star is The Sound of Music, with a life-sized Mother Superio…
Top Choice Brewery in Salzburg

Augustiner Bräustübl

Who says monks can’t enjoy themselves? Since 1621, this cheery, monastery-run brewery has served potent homebrews in beer steins, in the vaulted hall and beneath the chestnut trees of the 1000-seat beer garden. Get …
Top Choice French in Salzburg

Esszimmer

Andreas Kaiblinger puts an innovative spin on market-driven French cuisine at Michelin-starred Esszimmer. Eye-catching art, playful backlighting and a glass floor revealing the Almkanal stream keep diners captivated…
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 Modern European in Salzburg

Magazin

In a courtyard below Mönchsberg’s sheer rock wall, Magazin shelters a deli, wine store, cookery school and restaurant. The menus fizz with seasonal flavours: dishes such as fregola risotto with Dijon mustard and lem…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Salzburg

Herbert's Bar

It's time to slip down the rabbit hole…unless you're already too late for that very important date. Welcome to Salzburg's bonkers – yet very, very cool – bar with an Alice in Wonderland theme. You'll find things get…
Top Choice Cafe in Salzburg

220 Grad

In a tucked-away corner of the Altstadt, this retro-cool cafe is up there with the best for its freshly roasted coffee, breakfasts and decked terrace (always rammed in summer). Its name alludes to the perfect temper…