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Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

1. Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. The palace was built under the reign of the famous baroque Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau for his mistress Salome Alt and their 15 children. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart Residence. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. While here we will get to Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse, which is especially renowned for its wrought-iron trade signs and Mozart’s Birthplace. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historic buildings, such as the medieval apartments and churches that were built from the Middle Ages to the baroque time, and conclude the tour with a panoramic view from Mönchsberg Hill with a free guide (optional).

Salzburg: Stiegl Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

2. Salzburg: Stiegl Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting

Experience a journey through the history of Stiegl Brewery with an immersive and interactive tour. Begin in the museum, where you'll discover the brewery's fascinating story, followed by a captivating 270-degree cinema experience. Next, explore the brewery's raw ingredients and witness the creative brewing of Stiegl House beers right inside the museum. Venture to the production facilities and witness the cutting-edge brewhouse, the fermentation cellar and bottling facility in action, where 90,000 bottles of Stiegl beer are filled each hour. Marvel at the state-of-the-art technology that produces Stiegl's renowned beers. Along the way, indulge in three different beer tastings, experiencing the unique and varied flavors of Stiegl's brews. Learn about the distinct qualities of each beer and how they are crafted to perfection. Overall, the Stiegl Brewery Tour promises a thrilling and educational experience, providing a glimpse into the world of brewing, from the raw ingredients to the finished product.

Bad Ischl: Sandstone Beer Cellar Tour

3. Bad Ischl: Sandstone Beer Cellar Tour

Step into the oldest beer cellar in Bad Ischl. Marvel at the stone pillars of this hand-carved sandstone cellar, which was used as a cold store for the locals. Learn about the geology and history of this 500-year-old natural cellar and witness traces of the ice age. Hear how the cellar was once owned by the Ischler brewery, and how the building above it, known as Cafe Casino, was acquired by the Schmalnaeur family in 1971. The building dates back to the 1600s, when it was an inn. However, when the Ischler brewery closed, a cafe was opened in the building. Follow your guide on a tour of the cellar and admire the unique geological features of this cold store, which used to be connected to the cellars in the surrounding area. Finish your tour and then visit the in-house brewery.

Salzburg: Ghost Tour

4. Salzburg: Ghost Tour

On this spooky and sinister tour of Salzburg, you will learn about the jobs of executioners and torturers and get to know the city’s medieval and modern methods of torture. The main focus of this guided tour will be the Salzburg witch trials and the Zauberer Jackl trials, as well as the role of the Catholic Church at the time. Dip into the history of superstition, legends, and sayings – and visit original sites such as the pillories, the torture chambers, and the place of execution. With its mix of dark and humorous tales, this tour is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. It lasts about 1.5 hours.

Salzburg: Guided Wine Tasting in a Hidden Wine Bar

5. Salzburg: Guided Wine Tasting in a Hidden Wine Bar

Since time immemorial, around 45000 hectares of wine have been cultivated in Austria. The roots of viticulture in Austria go as far back as the Romans, who populated parts of Austria two thousand years ago. Taste quality local fine wine with regional spreads and small local delicacies. Enjoy explanation of the various flavors and history of each wine from your perch in hidden and local wine bar. A professional wine expert will lead you to taste three different wines. The wines range from classic regional wines to other Austrian wines, which will, of course, be paired with a small snack. Enjoy a special tasting and a wine bar hopping, three more wines and more snacks by choosing the premium option.

Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

6. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover Baroque churches, Mozart’s birthplace and other highlights of Salzburg’s Old Town on a private tour tailored to your needs and interests.. Your Private Guide will show you the best things to see in Salzburg and tell you its fascinating history. Fall in love with Austria’s most musical alpine town! Book a 2-hour walking tour to get to know Salzburg in a nutshell. You will enjoy the alpine scenery as you wander around the baroque pleasure gardens of the Mirabell Palace while listening to interesting facts and myths about local history and culture. Salzburg is best known as the birthplace of Mozart and you will see his former residence, birthplace, and many monuments dedicated to this great Austrian composer. The guide will tell you all about the many famous musicians and notable citizens of Salzburg, and provide essential information about the many musical festivals organized in town. Every narrow alley and public square will surprise you with its history and beautiful Baroque architecture, such as the stunning white walls of Kollegienkirche and Salzburg Cathedral. This short tour will end in Kapitelplatz, which offers a great view of Fortress Hohensalzburg, a hilltop castle that dominates the city’s skyline. Book a 3-hour tour to see more of Salzburg and visit Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church) and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. The Kollegienkirche is the church of the University of Salzburg and part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Its interior will amaze you with its clean, white design and the famous organ. Another highlight of this extended tour will be a visit to the courtyards of a medieval monastery complex that has served as the spiritual heart of Salzburg for more than 1,000 years. Book a 4-hour tour of the Old Town to visit Salzburg Cathedral, Kollegienkirche, and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. The 17th century Baroque cathedral, which stands on the site of a church built in 774, has witnessed the most important events in the city’s history. Entrance tickets to the cathedral and its museum are included in this tour, so you can step inside and admire its beautiful interior with stunning frescos, huge organ, and the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptized. Book a 6-hour tour to get a full experience of Salzburg’s Old Town and visit its top-ranked attractions: Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg Cathedral, Kollegienkirche, and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. With the all-inclusive skip-the-line tickets to Fortress Hohensalzburg you can take an exciting funicular ride up the hill and explore the historic castle and its museums without waiting in line at the ticket office. Your licensed Private Guide will tell you about the prince-bishops who lived here and show you their princely chambers, including the Golden Hall, Golden Chamber and Bedchamber. You will also see the treasures of the Fortress Museum, Rainer Regiment Museum, Marionette Museum and Armory.

Salzburg Cathedral: Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

7. Salzburg Cathedral: Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Join this guided tour of Salzburg Cathedral to learn all about the building's past and present. Your local, expert tour guide will share stories about the cathedral’s origin and importance as a sacred, cultural landmark. Learn about the centuries of church rule associated with the cathedral as you admire the building's beautiful, baroque details. The magnificent white marble façade is only a hint of the treasure that lies within. Your tour finishes with a visit to the Romanesque crypt, where you will experience a mystical, modern art installation.

Salzburg City & Christmas Markets Tour with Mulled Wine

8. Salzburg City & Christmas Markets Tour with Mulled Wine

Enjoy a Christmas walk through the lovely city of Salzburg, with your certified and experienced guide, they will tell you about local history, (seasonal) culture, music, and more. You are greeted  by the smells of local food and drink at the Christmas market of Palace Mirabell, then you continue through the nearby Mirabell Garden - a beautiful place to sing a song or two. Stroll by Salzburg's main sights, with their historic backgrounds, all the way to Residenzplatz Square, and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Christmas trees, market stalls, smells, and decorations, as you learn many things about this fascinating city from your guide. As the tour comes to an end, you can dwell at the famous Christkindl Christmas-market with your guide, discussing the many things there are yet to see here during your holiday. As your ways part, accept a small gift package from your guide, as a reminder to the time you shared.

Salzburg: Whatsapp Murder Mystery Interactive City Tour

9. Salzburg: Whatsapp Murder Mystery Interactive City Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Salzburg. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Salzburg.

Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

Austria is known for many things, and surely music is one of them. On this private tour of Salzburg we will follow the trail of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most famous Austrian composers. Learn about his personal life, family, musical education and remarkable career. Experience a musical adventure in Salzburg with a Private Local Guide! Choose the 2-hour option to see Salzburg through the eyes of Mozart, one of its most notable residents. Your tour will begin in the beautiful Mirabell Palace Garden, where young Wolfgang played with his father and brother. The guide will share interesting stories about Mozart's unique childhood and show you his former residence and a monument dedicated to the composer. You will visit Mozart’s Birthplace, where he was born in 1756. Skip-the-line tickets are included to save time. The museum houses Mozart’s original instruments, including his grand piano and violin so it will be a delight for any classical musician or music lover. You will also get to see the historic buildings and monuments of the Old Town, such as Salzburg Cathedral where Wolfgang was baptized and his statue in the Mozart Square. Choose the 3-hour option to enjoy a 2-hour Mozart tour and receive tickets for a 1-hour concert of Mozart’s compositions. There are many places to enjoy classical music in Salzburg, from churches to palaces and historic residences. We will book a ticket for an unforgettable live concert of Mozart’s compositions performed by talented musicians who will make you appreciate Mozart’s music like never before.

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Edwin was a great tour guide, and takes excellent photos! He knows all the great local spots away from the crowds of tourists, and will customize the tour to your interests. We strolled around a beautiful town, learning about local customs and culture, and didn't have to worry about snapping photos because Edwin took care of that for us. I would highly recommend this experience!

It was a pleasure taking Edwin’s tour. He was very friendly and provided many interesting tidbits about Hallstatt. Highly recommend his tour it was well worth it. Thank you Edwin for the beautiful pictures!

Our guide, June was excellent and incredibly informative and knowledgeable, making the tour a memorable experience

Terrific guide - full of fun, interesting facts and a dry, very funny sense of humor. Recommended!

Very knowledgeable and friendly! June was fabulous!