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Something different – city walks through Salzburg

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If you think you have already seen everything in Salzburg, think again. This Collection will prove you wrong. We have put together eight routes that show you the Mozart city in a different light. Go on a walk around the city and get to know Salzburg from an unknown side – and let yourself be charmed. You can, for example, discover the Baroque city’s various themes and explore places that you would otherwise not have noticed. Of course, there are also some popular attractions, but if you look at the city from a different angle, you will discover completely new perspectives and see well known sites in a whole new way.

The routes have something for every interest. Discover art in open spaces on the „Walk of Modern Art“, try different local beers in the breweries, and marvel at the splendor and diversity of churches in Salzburg. Do you prefer to explore nature? No problem, that too can be reached quickly from the old town – even with impressive views. And, if you really want to get out of the city, you can take the train to idyllic places such as the Salzachseen or the pilgrimage Maria Plain in no time. The hikes are all quite short, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the highlights along the way or just relax in a café. If you also want to explore Salzburg by bike for a change, you can find inspiration here: komoot.de/collection/887888/auf-dem-rad-durch-salzburg-und-das-umland.

In the city center you will find a huge variety of accommodation as well as plenty of restaurants, shops and entertainment. Infrastructure for holidaymakers is perfectly developed. You will be surprised by the different sides of this baroque city when you discover Salzburg in a different way.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Easy
    01:38
    3.84 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Salzburg can also be modern! This shows you the "Creative Walk" through the city of Mozart. On the way, you will be able to walk along various art works along the "Walk of Modern Art", marvel at modern architecture and visit the city's art museums. Start of the artistic city walk is at the station.From there you hike in a southerly direction and soon you will pass the Mirabell Palace - a beautiful building, albeit more classic than modern. Nevertheless, you should not miss a short detour into the beautiful garden.Keep your eyes open on the way forward, because the "Walk of Modern Art" counts 14 works of art in total. And these could not be more varied: from a literal cucumber troop to spacey light installations everything is there. A perfect way to fully enjoy art in the open air. The Salzburg Foundation has taken on a pioneering role with this project.In addition to the art installations, you can enjoy all sorts of sights of the beautiful city along the six-kilometer walk. You walk across the Salzach and along the shore, enjoy a great view from the foot of the Mönchsberg, stroll through the picturesque old town and inviting cafes over. Let yourself be carried away by the flair of the city, which unites Baroque and modern art so artfully.

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  • Intermediate
    02:21
    5.28 mi
    2.2 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    For the most beautiful picture of Salzburg you need two things: the fortress Hohensalzburg in view and the perfect location. The eight kilometer long tour "Instagrammable" takes you to the most beautiful and photogenic points in the city of Mozart. Away from the lively streets, you can enjoy the city and shoot the most beautiful photos.The starting point of the short hike through the city is at the Müllner Steg. From there, you first walk up the Mönchsberg to enjoy a wonderful view of Salzburg.The path leads you to the judge level. From here you have a great view of the fortress - the perfect photo opportunity. You walk along the edge of the fortress mountain and continue to enjoy great views of the city, before it goes downhill and you continue in the district Nonntal. If you fancy a break, the rooftop Café UnikumSky is just right for you.You cross the Salzach and ascend a few meters up to the Kapuziner Klosterkirche. From here you can also enjoy great views of a new perspective of the fortress. After a short walk through the garden of the Mirabell Palace, you will be back on the Müllner jetty and can shoot a selfie at the end of the tour.

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  • Easy
    00:48
    1.78 mi
    2.2 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Salzburg is not called "Rome of the North" for nothing. The city was for centuries an important center of power of the Catholic Church, the large number of churches and magnificent buildings testifies to this era. Reason enough to take a closer look at some of the churches on the church tour. Start of the almost three-kilometer tour is at the collegiate church Nonnberg.After visiting the oldest convent in the German-speaking world, the path leads you into the old town with its enormous density of sacral buildings. The cathedral, the heart of the city, stands out with its dome and two towers.The path leads you past other churches, a chapel and the Franciscan monastery. Places that invite to pause and silence. Continue through the market square to the Salzach, which you cross on the Markatsteg. Soon you will see the dome of the Holy Trinity Church in front of you.You walk past the Sebastian Cemetery and shortly thereafter ends your city walk at the Loreto Church. In the simple building is one of the most important Christian treasures: the Loretokindl. The little Jesus figure made of ivory, which has been in Salzburg since 1650, is attributed to miracles. Believers can bless themselves daily with the Loreto Infant.

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  • Easy
    01:28
    3.21 mi
    2.2 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Eleven brewery is one of Salzburg - and has earned the title beer capital of Austria. For over 600 years, brewed in the city of barley juice. This approximately five-kilometer-long beer tour shows you the most important historical stages of beer culture from the first brewery to today - and the best beer bars for a taste test.The starting point of the short hike is the Gablerbräu at Stefan-Zweig-Platz, where you can try the beer of your own to get started. The path leads you over the Staatsbrücke and on through the old town. In the Getreidegasse you pass the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. At Franz-Josef-Kai you then walk along the Salzach River to the Müllnersteg. Not far from here you will find the Augustiner Bräustübel in the monastery Mülln. How about a hearty break?The route continues over the Mönchsberg and past the fortress. On the way you can always enjoy great views of the city. So too from the legendary Stieglkeller with its breathtaking view of the old town. The current terrace was originally part of the city fortification.You stroll through the picturesque old town and enjoy the flair of the baroque city. The tour ends at Waagplatz 1, the former municipal drinking-room. In the alleys of the old town you can then look for a cozy restaurant for the final stop - and toast with a cold beer on it.

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  • Easy
    01:28
    2.73 mi
    1.9 mph
    675 ft
    600 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour takes you high: the Kapuzinerberg towers 640 meters high on the banks of the Salzach. The dense forest around the hilltop is a popular recreational area for city walkers and athletes. This good four-kilometer route leads you through the shady forest to the Franziskischlössl and on to the Kapuzinerkloster - great views of the city included.Start of the tour is on Mozartplatz in the old town. You cross the Salzach and are already standing at the foot of the Kapuzinerberg. For the first few kilometers, the path through the forest is still fairly level, the short ascent to the Franziskischlössel is then a bit crisp. At the top you will be rewarded with a magnificent view.After a long break, you can hike downhill on the Stefan-Zweig-Weg. From the Kapuziner Klosterkirche you have once again a beautiful view over the old town. On the Stations of the Cross, the last piece goes downhill to the nearby Sebastianfriedhof, the end point of the tour. It is worth a stroll through the cemetery. Have you already discovered the resting places of the Mozart family?

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  • Easy
    01:28
    3.15 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    375 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    500 meters long and over 500 meters high is the Mönchsberg in Salzburg. It extends from the fortress mountain in a northerly direction along the left bank of the Salzach to the Mülln district. Meadows, forests and wonderful views of the city and the Alpine panorama make the Plateauberg a popular recreational area for locals and tourists. The starting point of the more than five kilometers long tour is on the Mozartplatz in the old town.Over the Nonnberg and after a short detour to the Krauthügel you reach after about two kilometers the fortress Hohensalzburg. From the imposing building on the fortress hill you have a fabulous view over the city and the surrounding mountains.The path continues over the southern part of the Mönchsberg past a stupa and heading north. Again and again you have great views of the city of Mozart. If you still have enough time, after about four kilometers worth a detour to the Museum of Modern Art.At the Müllner hill you have reached the northern end of the mountain. Not far away you will find the Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln, the perfect place for completing your city walk.

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  • Easy
    01:47
    4.34 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the north of Salzburg you can expect a lot of water. In the district of Liefering you quickly forget that you are still in the middle of the city. Because here you can walk along the Salzachseen and leave the city hustle and bustle behind. The round trip starts at the stop Plainbrücke. With the S11 you can arrive very relaxed.The Salzachseen are several stagnant waters not far from the left bank of the Salzach, which were created around and after 1940 as dredging lakes. First, it was only a large lake, which was divided into two parts when the area was rebuilt after 1967. This hike will take you along the shores of the two lakes and show you the other small waters.Do not forget the bathing suits on a beautiful summer's day: At the Lieferinger bathing lake you can refresh yourself in the cool water and take a long break. After a relaxing walk around the lakes, you will return to the S-Bahn on the banks of the Salzach.

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  • Intermediate
    01:44
    3.80 mi
    2.2 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The legend of the place of pilgrimage Maria Plain revolves around a picture of grace that shows Mary with the baby Jesus. During the Thirty Years' War, the picture was still in the city of Regen in Lower Bavaria and miraculously spared from a great fire. Reason enough to build a sacred place for him when the picture of Mary came to Salzburg in the middle of the 17th century. Today the picture of grace of Maria Plain decorates the high altar of the basilica.The place of pilgrimage on the Plainberg is easy to reach with the S-Bahn from Salzburg and is great to explore with a small hikes. To go with the S11 just to Hagenau. From there the path leads you directly up to the 550 meter high mountain. From the top you have a beautiful view of Salzburg and the surrounding mountains.After you have visited the basilica, you walk along a beautiful forest road along the mountain and slowly back down towards Hagenau. A refreshment stop can be found on the mountain next to the basilica or else in the district of Plain-Kemating.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    28.1 mi
  • Duration
    12:41 h
  • Elevation
    2,825 ft

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