Salzburg 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.
|Salzburg festival house for concerts|
|Mozart's birthplace and residence|
|Hellbrunn palace and fountains|
Featured properties in Salzburg
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.There is a good range of B&Bs, full range of hotels and private holiday rentals to choose from and as always, prices vary depending upon the time of year with the peak summer and ski season being the most expensive.See all rentals
Twin centre holidays
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.
|Maria Alm||95km||70 mins|
|Zell am See||88km||80 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.
Our view on Salzburg
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...