Salzburg, Austria

Ideal for: History Buffs, Culture Cravers, Music Lovers

A storybook city with a rich musical heritage—from Mozart’s birthplace to the The Sound of Music— Salzburg enchants with quiet cobblestone streets, charming cafes, and indulgent chocolate shops.

Situated on the river Salzach in the Old Town district, Hotel Sacher Salzburg the perfect starting place for visiting many of Salzburg’s most famous sites such as Mozart’s childhood home, Mirabell Palace, and the State Theater.

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With a skyline dominated by graceful church spires, domes, and palaces, it’s no wonder Salzburg is often referred to as the “Rome of the North.” Rising above these centuries-old secular and sacred buildings is the formidable clifftop Fortress Hohensalzburg, built in 1077 by the archbishop, and beyond that, the Eastern Alps of The Sound of Music fame. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with Altstadt (Old Town) on its western bank and the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. Throughout its history, Salzburg has been a melting pot for the cultures and arts of northern and southern Europe, evident in its Italian-style plazas dotted with quaint shops and cafes and its rich musical traditions—making this old-meets-new Austrian city an enchanting destination for all types of travelers.

Destination Highlights

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart (SZG)
  • Currency
    Euro
  • Language
    German
  • Time Zone
    6 hours ahead of NYC
  • Average Temperature
    77℉ in the summer; 30℉ in the winter

Weather


  • Forecasting Your Salzburg Vacation

    Summers in Salzburg are consistent and pleasant, with the temperature rarely rising above the mid-80s. Snowfall during the colder months turns the town into a picturesque winter spot, and temperatures hover in the low-20s. On average, the warmest month is August and the coldest January, both offering unique views of this spectacular city.

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