Salzburg self catering ski holidays Historical city and an ideal base for a ski holiday

Dominated by a 900 year old castle, Salzburg is a fascinating city rich in music, art and history. Salzburg means “salt fortress” which relates to the city’s old salt trade. Surrounded by the magnificent mountains, this city is packed with things to see and do any time of the year.

The narrow cobbled streets of the ancient old town are mysterious and intriguing as you find something interesting round every corner not least the fine boutiques, cafes, bars and lively restaurants.

During the summer, the day trips in to the mountains are very popular taking in the stunning scenery and perhaps doing some watersports or sunbathing on one of the pristine lakes such as Wolfgangsee.

Top attractions
Hohensalzburg Fortress
Salzburg festival house for concerts
Mozart's birthplace and residence
Salzburg cathedral
Hellbrunn palace and fountains
Salzburg museum
Salzburg zoo

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Salzburg, with nearly 130,000 residents, is quite a compact city and easily negotiated on foot so no matter where you stay in the city, most of the attractions and amenities are within walking distance.

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If you are taking a city break in Salzburg during the winter, why not try some skiing. There are many superb international ski resorts with many around 1 hours drive making it possible for day trips. Another possibility is to visit Lake Wolfgangsee and ride the steepest steam rack railway in Austria to the top of the Schafbergspitze. The 360 ° panoramic views of the Salzkammergut lakes including Mondsee, Fuschl and Lake Chiemsee are not to be missed.

Resort Distance Time
Radstadt79km45 mins
Flachau80km50 mins
Ramsau 95km60 mins
Schladming-Dachstein98km60 mins
Maria Alm95km70 mins
Kitzbühel85km75 mins
Zell am See88km80 mins
Saalbach-Hinterglemm97km85 mins

During the summer and through to the start of the ski season, you can also drive up the Ziller Valley, past Mayrhofen and up to the Hintertux glacier which offers superb glacier skiing.

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Our view on Salzburg holidays

A beautiful city, great fun and packed with plenty to see and do for all the family - plus, a city break in Salzburg lets you explore the surrounding mountains for hiking or waterspotys during the summer to skiing and skating during the winter. A fantastic city to visit any time of the year...