The Gazebo at Hellbrunn Palace
The Horse Fond
Salzburg the city of Baroque
Salzburg Castle view from Mirabel Gardens
This tour will provide you a comprehensive overview of Salzburg incl. “The Sound of Music” film Highlights. Beginning with a great panoramic view over Salzburg from high above we will “spiral” from the outer city to down town, from present-day to historic Salzburg.
This is a tour on car. Special stops will be at Maria Plain, Hangar7 (certain closing days there are possible), Leopoldskron palace and Hellbrunn Palace.
|01st January to 31st December|
|Tour Start||09:00 am||02:00 pm|
|Duration||04 hours (approx.)|
|Pickup Place||Any location within the city of “Salzburg”|
Important Info a) Additional hours if possible upon request. Extra hours Euro 95,00/h
b) Some of the tours cross the border Austria/Germany. Please take the passport with you, it could be checked.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take a baby with you (necessary for the proper child seat).
First will drive up to the mountain Plainberg fom where you will have a stunning view at the city of Salzburg and the surrounding mountain panorama, even to Germany/Bavaria. The city with the inner mountains Kapuzinerberg, Mönchsberg and Nonnberg and many of its outstanding buildings like the cathedral and the fortress will be at your feet surrounded by the big mountains Gaisberg, Hoher Göll, Untersberg, Stauffen.
From the CENTER to the OUTER CIRCLE
Mirabell Palace – Mirabell Gardens – also a location from “The Sound of Music” movie
The baroque palace was built by prince-archbishop Wolf-Dietrich for his spouse Salome Alt and their children. Since 1947 it is the official residence of Salzburg’s Mayor and the urban administration. The Marble Hall is considered to be the most beautiful wedding-hall in the world. So, every year couples from all over the world come here for their marriage.
St Andrews Church
Church of the Holy Trinity
Christ Lutheran Church
It harbours the University of Music, Theater and Visual Arts which is because auf the top-class lecturers highly sought-after by students of all over the world.
Salzburg Theater (State Theater)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Mozarts Birthplace in Getreidegasse in 1756, is indeed Salzburg’s most famous son. After the apartment in down town became too small the Mozart family moved to this house in 1773. In their music saloon they met with court musicians, including Johann Michael Haydn. Another frequent guest was Emanuel Schikaneder who wrote the libretto for the Mozart opera “The Magic Flute”.
Founded in 1913 it is a very uniqe cultural institution in Salzburg. Tours take the Marionettes which were awarded with a gold medal at the World Fair in Paris 1937 all around the world. Even in World War II. the puppets and, of course, their players wer even sent to the fronts in Norway, Poland, Russia and Romania.
International Mozarteum Foundation – Old Mozarteum
Established in 1880 to foster and promote musical arts it is still used by the University of Music, Theater and Visual Arts. Mozarteum Large Hall is also a famous venue for concerts.
Basilica Maria Plain and nunnery
Miraculousely the image of Virgin Mary with the child Jesus was spared from a fire in a Bavarian City during 30-Years-War. Later it was brought to Maria Plain and is since 1652 exposed for worship. Thousands of pilgrims come to this energetic place every year. It is also part of the world famous Jakobsweg. W.A. Mozart composed the mass KV 192 for Maria Plain.
Used as a Pleasure Palace in the era of the prince-archbishops, during World War II Hitler hosted guests and held conferences. There had been plans to kill Hitler at Klessheim Palace but the assassination attempt failed.
Now it harbours the Casino as well as the High School of Tourism & Hotel Management with students from all over the world.
Red Bull Arena – UEFA Champions Leage Stadium
Big protests went along with the project of building the new stadium close to Klessheim Palace. Eventually the supporters of the stadium succeeded.
The concept is as outstanding as its architecture: Home of the Flying Bulls and display of aeroplanes, works of art and a unique restaurant concept: culinary trips around the world with monthly changing cooks.
The Art of Brewing since 1492 in Austria’s biggest private brewery.
Leopoldskron Palace and lake – also a location from “The Sound of Music” movie
Built as a family residence of prince archbishop Firmian in 1736 this wonderful rococo-style palace was the “birthplace” of the world famous Salzburg Festival, setting for the movie “The Sound of Music” and now home of Salzburg Global Seminar.
Hellbrunn Castle and Month Palace – also a location from “The Sound of Music” movie
Summer Residence, Parks, Hellbrunn Hill, Month Palace, Stone Theatre, Trick Fountains – this palace is a living Testament of the power, wealth, passion and love for life of another prince archbishop – Markus Sittikus.
“Gwandhaus” for Austria and Bavaria
The former Palace-Hotel St. Georg was revitalised by Gerhard Gössl to provide an extraordinary environment for an extraordinary brand: Gössl – world famous for traditional costume in first class quality and design.
Orchestra House – Salzburg Playhouse
Located below the Fortress “Hohensalzburg” is the Orchestra House, the homestead of the Mozarteum Orchestra. Next to it is the Salzburg Playhouse which is placed in the “Petersbrunnhof” dating back to the Middle Ages.
Nonnberg Abbey – also a location from “The Sound of Music” movie
Founded in 714 it is the oldest nunnery in the German-speaking world. It was also a setting for the movie “The Sound of Music”. In real life the main character, Maria Trapp (performed by Julie Andrews), was a teacher there.
Karolinen-Bridge – River Salzach – Kapuziner-Monastery – MdM – Mozart Bridge – also a location from “The Sound of Music” movie
The river Salzach will be crossed two times and you can see Kapuziner-Monastery and the Museum of Modern Arts (MdM), each of them located on a hill.
We will end the tour immediately at the beginning of the pedestrian area. From there you can walk to the very heart of the old city where you will be presented so much beauty and magnificence within very close distance that it would go beyond the scope of this overview to list the highlights with remarks. So, let us name only the most important ones:
St. Blaise Church – Siegmund’s Gate – H.v.Karajan Sqare and Horse Pond – Old University and University Square – University Church – Mozart’s Birthplace – Large Festival Hall, “House for Mozart” (former Small Festival Hall) and Felsenreitschule – Franciscan Church and Monastery – St. Peter’s Church and Monastery – Salzburg Cathedral – Cathedral’s Square – Chapter Square with Chapter Fountain – Fortress “Hohensalzburg” – Residence Square with Residence Fountain – Bishop’s Old and New Residence – Salzburg’s Carillon – Mozart Place with Mozart Statue – Old Market …
We ourselves are very inspired by our wonderful city and don’t get tired to being fascinated of its beauty at any time of the year. Hopefully after your visit to Salzburg we can share this love for Salzburg with you