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3 Days in Salzburg: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2017

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Sitting on the Salzach River near the Bavarian Alps, Salzburg draws visitors with its gorgeous landscape, ornate cathedrals, and musical history, featuring Mozart and The Sound of Music. Here’s how to spend three days in this corner of Austria.

Day 1: Learn About Mozart and Local History
If the hills around Salzburg are alive with the sound of music, then the city is alive with the memory of Mozart's birth and adolescent residency here. Visit the composer's birthplace, where he lived for 17 years, to see the preservation of the home-turned-museum and get a glimpse of a few of the young musician's instruments. Afterward, try Mozart chocolate balls, a delicious local snack. Then head over to Old Town to see the beautiful churches, such as the Franziskanerkirche and the Kollegienkirche, each with their own story.

Day 2: Experience The Sound of Music
For many people, the greatest musical draw to Salzburg is The Sound of Music. Tours are a fun way to experience the popular musical (tour groups are known to break into song)—you'll be taken to the Von Trapp house, the boating lake, and the cathedral where Julie Andrews' character tied the knot with Mr. Von Trapp. If you still find yourself wanting more, visit Salzburg's puppet show in the evening to see a re-enactment of the film with all of the original songs.

Day 3: Head to the Alps
Salzburg is conveniently located very close to the Lake District of the Alps, renowned for its picturesque towns and scenic landscape. Visitors can also get in a bit of history by visiting the Eagle's Nest, known as Adolf Hitler's 5,000-foot-high (1,524-meter-high) hideout, and the area's salt mines, which provided Salzburg with most of its income for many years.

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The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

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Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg, Salzburg, Movie & TV Tours
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Eagles Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

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Visit Kehlsteinhaus, better known as the Eagle’s Nest, on a half-day tour from Salzburg. Journey through the spectacular scenery of Königsee River Valley ...  Read more

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Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines, Salzburg, Day Trips
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Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

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On this Salzburg Super Saver, three popular tours become one memorable Bavarian Alps adventure, offering you great value for money. With your professional ...  Read more

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Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

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Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Mozart Dinner Concert Salzburg

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Original Sound of Music Private Tour

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Trace the footsteps of Maria and the Von Trapps on this 4-hour original 'Sound of Music' tour from Salzburg. Traveling by minivan, witness some of the ...  Read more

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Dinner Experience at Salzburg Fortress and Mozart Concert in Salzburg, Salzburg, Private ... 
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Dinner and Mozart at Salzburg Fortress with River Cruise, Salzburg, Sightseeing Passes
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Dinner and Mozart at Salzburg Fortress with River Cruise

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Combine a Dinner & Best of Mozart Fortress Concert with a popular boat trip on the Salzach and discover Salzburg and its surroundings from its most ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Original Sound of Music and Historical Walking Tour Combo, Salzburg, Concerts & Special Events
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Original Sound of Music and Historical Walking Tour Combo

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This Salzburg Combo combines two popular tours into one memorable day, offering you great value for money. Start the day with a historical walking tour through ...  Read more

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Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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