Salzburg, Austria is one of the most attractive and popular cities in the whole of Europe. The city of Mozart is renowned around the world for the sheer number of attractions in Salzburg, the amazing number of things to do in Salzburg and the famous Salzburg Christmas markets. Travelling independently and staying in private, self catering Salzburg accommodation means that you can really tailor your holiday to include the things that interest you most, and see the attractions in Salzburg that really fuel your imagination, rather than having an itinerary designed for you by travel agents.
There are some magnificent attractions in Salzburg, Austria, many of which can be found by following the tourist crowds which herd around the most popular sites, including the Salzburg Cathedral, St Peter’s Monastery, Mozart Square and the most fashionable shopping street, Getreidegasse. Whilst these are well worth exploring, evenings are the best times, as many of the crowds will have dispersed. There are some wonderful, less known attractions in Salzburg too. Hellbrunn Castle, the Augustiner Brewery, the Festspielhauser festival hall and the world’s oldest zoo, the Zoo Hellbrunn are well worth visiting from any self catering Salzburg accommodation, and will be less crowded than the more famous sites.
The Salzburg region is hugely popular all year round. During the summer months, the Salzburg Festival brings people from around the world to enjoy music (especially Mozart), theatre and fine foods, whilst during the winter, the Salzburg Christmas Markets have bought the city to the forefront of Christmas holiday destinations, with many tourists spending Christmas Day in Salzburg to experience the truly festive events.
There are a huge number of attractions in Salzburg’s surrounding regions, perfect for anyone spending a few weeks in Salzburg accommodation. The beautiful lake region of Salkammergut are an outdoor wonderland for walking and riding from Salzburg accommodation, especially if you can take in the forgotten castle of Burg Mauterndorf or the bizarre Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves Werfen, the longest ice caves in the world. There are also a great range of golf courses in the immediate surroundings of Salzburg, open to anyone staying in a Salzburg apartment that can provide a handicap certificate.
During the winter, Salzburg becomes a true winter wonderland. Aside from the Salzburg Christmas Markets, Christmas Day in Salzburg can be spent relaxing in one of the hot water spas and natural springs which gurgle from the surrounding mountains, or testing the slopes of one of the many ski resorts within half an hour of Salzburg apartments. The Salzburg Snow Shuttle is a bus service operating from December until March, taking those in Salzburg accommodation to the Salzburg ski resorts.
Grossgmain is a region where the rich Austrian culture lives on strong. Located in the shadow of the Untersberg Mountain, and famous as home to the Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, a Salzburg apartment in Grossgmain is the ideal base for a cultural exploration of Salzburg.
Hallwang is a wonderfully natural suburb of Salzburg, where horse riding, golf walking and mountaineering holidays thrive. The surroundings are stunning, and it would be almost impossible to find Salzburg accommodation in a more stress-free environment.
There are a vast range of cheap flights to Salzburg Airport every year. The W.A. Mozart Airport (SZG), or Salzburg Airport, is just 4km from the city centre, and with a huge range of cheap flights to Salzburg Airport arriving every day, finding a suitable flights should not be a problem. The most popular route is from Gatwick to Salzburg, provided by British Airways, but there are many other departure points for cheap flights to Salzburg Airport, including Manchester (MAN), Southampton(SOU) and Birmingham (BHX).