"Salzburg in two days" Top 5 Page for this destination Salzburg Favorite Tip by WrigleyTodd

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Favorite thing: I lived in Salzburg for four months and if I could live in one European city and speak the language proficiently, it would be Salzburg. (If anyone knows a job in Salzburg that needs only English-speaking employees, let me know.) However, based on my knowledge of the city and what tourists are interested in, I think it is safe to say a good two days is all you need to see the city well. One day you'll see a lot and can probably see most of the "must sees", but you won't get the full tourist package and you'll just leave the city wanting more.... which, unfortunately, is likely how you'll leave it no matter how many days, months or years you stay there. In two days, I would recommend spending between .5 and .7 days in new town walking around linzergasse and mirabell gardens and some of the other nice sidestreets. Also, you have a nice selection of restaurants on this side and a pension Trumer Stube which is excellent. Then, I would dedicate 1 full day to walking around old town, seeing residentzplataz, mozart platz, St. Peters, Getreidegasse (look at Mozart's birthplace, don't go inside though), the horse fountains, the road going through the mountain, the castle/fortress (only spend a half day or less at the top -- don't get carried away). Then, for the last .3 to .5 of a day, I'd choose one outskirt voyage... walking to Schloss Leopoldskron or a bus to Helbrun or a long walk along the river. Be sure to stop for short snacks (wurst or kebaps) and nice lunches and dinners (don't forget the applestrudel). One or one and a half days is just a tad too little. Three days is starting to get redundant with sites (unless you dive into museums and other inerds of the city). Two days should be perfect for a backpacker or tourist wanting to move on to Prague, Munich, Vienna, Venice or Zurich.

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2004
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