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First Time to Austria? Must Do thing in Salzburg #MTinAustria

Salzburg is one of the most important cities in Austria and a real treasure. During my visit, I never cease to be surprised by the history of each place I visited. Hometown of Mozart, Salzburg will take you back several centuries in time as you stroll through the streets and squares of the historic centre while confirming the many reasons why it is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Salzburg Card:

The Salzburg City Card will be your personal passport to all the museums and attractions in the city, as well as discounts on cultural events and guides throughout the city. Save money while you see the most interesting places in the city with the Salzburg Card. You can choose between a pass of 24, 48 or 72 hours, which includes free admission to more than 30 attractions and museums of the “City of Mozart,” unlimited use of public transport and discounts at many other sites of interest.

Salzburg Old Town:

The old town of Salzburg is the main tourist attraction of the city and is full of things to see. So, walking it and walking through its picturesque streets and stopping in its beautiful squares is the first thing to do during your visit. When you look at its buildings from different periods – medieval, Roman, baroque – you will witness its history and how the passage of time has sculpted it.

Food at Braurestaurant Imlauer:

The Braurestaurant Imlauer offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy tradition at a high level in Salzburg. The menu is typically Austrian, but also the gourmet will find a wide selection of delicious dishes. From Wiener schnitzel to delicious desserts, everything is served up to your heart’s content.

Indian Food at Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant:

The Jewel of India in the middle of Salzburg. An extensive menu of your favourite curry dishes Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian served by friendly, English-speaking staff. Taj Mahal Restaurant serves a variety of savoury recipes from India’s rich tapestry of culture and culinary tradition. Every dish is meticulously prepared in authentic Indian home-style using only natural spices and ingredients. Every meal was a feast, and every feast was a gourmet treat.

Sound of Music Tour:
If you are a fan of this well-known musical, you will be interested to know the locations where some of the most famous scenes of the film took place. You can do the tour on your own since the main ones are the following: The Old Riding School of Roca (where the festival takes place in which the whole family participates), the Nonnberg Abbey, the Mirabell Palace, the Leopoldkron and the one in Frohnburg, the cemetery of San Pedro and La Glorieta (to represent the entrance to the Von Trapp mansion). Relax and listen to the Original Sound of Music soundtrack and feel free to sing Edelweiss and much more.

Hellbrunn Palace:
The Hellbrunn Palace located 5 kilometres south of the city centre is another of the most beautiful places to see in Salzburg. This monumental ensemble of Renaissance style was built as a summer residence for the prince-archbishop of Salzburg Markus Sittiku who designed the “Water Games,” a series of caves, figures and hidden water fountains for the fun of his guests and in the news of all your visitors. A tip: you can get to the palace by renting a bicycle, which will make the day even more fun.

Trick Fountain Tour: I went to visit the fountains almost for the mere fact of visiting them, without any motivation but the surprise was amazing. It is undoubtedly the best attraction in the city. Something unique in the world, with figures, moved only by the force of water and fun games. A place to visit without a doubt if you are in the area. It is very worth visiting.

Untersberg Mountain:

Being a mountain so close to Salzburg is one of the most frequented destinations by those who visit this region. The Untersberg mountain is 10 kilometres south of the city on the border of Austria and Germany. A part of Untersberg extends to Germany and, therefore, serves as a natural border. Untersberg is also a destination much appreciated by people who do all kinds of sports. There are a number of hiking trails in the mountains that are popular in the summer, and during the winter there is a 7.5-kilometre long trail that is used for skiing. You can also practice paragliding, canyoning, and climbing.

Untersberg Cable Car Valley Station: Pic Credits: http://www.passenger6a.in/untersbergbahn-or-how-to-carve-your-way-through-the-austrian-clouds/
You can reach the summit at 1,850 meters by riding the cable car located in the village of St. Leonhard. From atop the mountain, visitors can enjoy the indescribably beautiful panoramic view of the Salzburg Basin and the Berchtesgaden Region. From the cable car station at the top of the mountain, we can hike to the Geiereck summit, at 1805 meters, visit the mountain climbers’ memorial, or hike to the Hochthron mountain (1856 meters). While we enjoy the view, we can visit the Hochalm restaurant and the Zeppezauer house.

Stiftskulinarium:

St. Peter’s monastery 

Europe’s oldest restaurant. Delight in the heart of Salzburg! Restaurant St. Peter Stiftskulinarium offers Austrian-international creative cuisine under the direction of award-winning chefs and sommeliers in a unique historical setting. Here you can burn for the excellent cuisine. For the most delicate taste sensations, for the most excellent wines and ingredients of the highest quality. Viennese schnitzel of veal and a lovage risotto are also served. As a dessert, for example, apricot potato dumplings are served.

Mozart Dinner Concert:

The Mozart Dinner Concert takes place in the unique and historic atmosphere of St. Peter Stiftskulinarium. The Baroque Hall – with its stucco and frescoes – is a magnificent showpiece. St. Peter is part of the famous Benedictine monastery and is located in the oldest part of Salzburg. The Baroque Hall is one of the last concert halls in Salzburg where real candlelight is still permitted. During the concert breaks, they serve you a delicious 3-course dinner prepared according to Mozart’s recipes. A vegetarian meal can be served. You need to inform your waiter. Enjoy a unique experience that will take you back to Mozart’s Era!

Saltmines + Lakes & Mountains:
Explore the underground world of a centuries-old Bavarian mine on a half-day tour from Salzburg. You can choose between the morning or afternoon experience and travel along the meandering Alpenstrasse (Alpine Street) through the picturesque Bavarian Alps. Admire the backdrop of the alpine landscape as you pass along the banks of the Königsee River, and then stop at Obersalzberg, where the salt mines of Berchtesgaden await you. Live an incredible experience exploring the salt mines of Salzburg to find the coveted white gold hidden in its underground labyrinths. Watch a short film to learn many things about the origins of salt deposits and finish the underground trip in style with a raft ride around the lake.

Hallstatt: Beauty in its Purest State! Hallstatt, a small Austrian village of 800 inhabitants, is the most beautiful town in the world. Hallstatt, the most beautiful and photographed village on the shores of a glacial lake! Whose cultural landscape in the beautiful Dachstein Mountains was declared in 1997, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The location of Hallstatt is incomparable, and the village is located in a unique setting: escorted by the Alps and presided over by Lake Hallstatter. See that serves as a mirror. 

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