Salzburg itinerary in 2 days
This hotel is situated a little outside the main area but still in walking distance to everything. The rooms are very nice, modern and the breakfast is a good way to start your day. Highly recommended.
Mozart House Museum. This museum is interesting to learn about Mozart's life. It is located in the house he was born in and where his family resided. Highly recommended.
Hohensalzburg Castle. This is the fortress at the top of the hill. It is very interesting. You take an audio-guided tour. Highly recommended.
Residence of the Prince Archbishop. This is a palace of the Prince Archbishop and is filled with art. It is a short visit so nice to do if you have some time.
Salzburg is the location of the movie the Sound of Music. It is a picturesque Austrian town with a castle, a charming river and the lush green Alps to the north. In August there is a wonderful classical music festival with events throughout the town. There are also concerts in a variety of venues so if you're visiting at that time I recommend booking a concert.
We arrived in Salzburg by train from the Alps. This is an easy train ride. We found that trains run very smoothly in Austria. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Auersperg Salzburg.
After checking in we walked over to the Old Town which was across the river. We went to Mozart's House Museum and walked around inside. This was the apartment that Mozart grew up in and was a fairly good museum describing his family life and formative years.
Afterward we went to the museum/residence of the Prince Archbishop. This was interesting and had a large collection of artwork.
We ate dinner at a local restaurant.
We took a private walking tour with guide Michaela Muhr. This was a very interesting historical tour. We had lunch in the market (Austrian sausage with sauerkrowt!) and then a coffee at Schatz Durchhaus Konditorei, which is considered the best coffee house in Salzburg. It's an old fashioned cafe on a small side street with mouth-watering pastries - it's hard to decide what to have.
We went to the Hohensalzburg Castle and Fortress at the top of the hill and toured around. It was very interesting with sweeping views of Salzburg and the surrounding Alps.
We went to Herzl Restaurant in Old Town. It was very good traditional Austrian food - think crispy schnitzel and cabbage rolls in a sweet-salty tomato sauce.
We attended a lovely classical concert as part of the Salzburg Festival. It was in a beautiful old church.
Depart hotel and head to the airport for our flight home.