5 million visitors come through Salzburg in Salzburgerland each year, absorbing the delightful atmosphere, and enjoying the best of Salzburg’s restaurants, beers and famous sites. The home of Mozart, Salzburg is a city proud of its history and culture, and much can be learnt from wandering the streets between the towering baroque architecture. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the attractions in Salzburg are endless, and waking up in an apartment in Salzburg city centre provides you with an unbeatable sense of freedom and joy.
The Altstadt or Old Town of Salzburg is a honey pot of attractions. Located right on the banks of the River Salzach, the old town hides some absolutely stunning houses, museums and sheltered squares. However, if you can only spend one day visiting the attractions of Salzburg and the Salzburg Lake District, there are a few sites which cannot be left off a list of things to do in Salzburg; the Cathedral, the impenetrable fortress of Festung Hohensalzburg and the Mozart Museum make for almost essential viewing during your stay in Salzburg accommodation. The Museum der Moderne is a fantastic attraction, hosting regular modern art displays.
Salzburg’s restaurants are second to none in the country. Serving the finest of international cuisine and the finest of local delicacies, you can be sure of a fantastic meal in almost any restaurant in Salzburg, where café culture lives strong. Many days can be spent from Salzburg accommodation simply taking leisurely lunches watching the world drifting by, but if you would like to do some shopping, the oldest street in the city, Getreidegasse, is a magnificent place to start. The Augustiner Brewery is a great place to explore the famous beers of Salzburg, with daily tours operating in English.
The Salzburg Festival is a huge international attraction during the summer months. An extravaganza of concerts, theatre and opera, the Salzburg Festival sees visitors flocking to the city from around the globe. However, during this time, finding Salzburg accommodation can be hard. Christmas Day in Salzburg is truly magical too. Blanketed in snow and alive with Christmas markets, Salzburg is one of the most enjoyable cities in which to enjoy the Christmas break.
The Hohe Tauern National Park lies just outside Salzburg, containing some of the most remarkable landscapes imaginable. The largest glacier, tallest peaks and biggest waterfalls in Austria are all contained within the park, and there is nowhere better to walk, climb and relax, surrounded by a stunning array of wildlife.
The year sees many changing faces to Salzburg accommodation. During the peak season, the city gleams in the sun, with temperatures in June and August attracting large crowds to the attractions in Salzburg city centre. Prices may be higher and self catering Salzburg apartments are in very high demand during this period. Between mid-December and March sees Salzburg blanketed in snow, which is a true marvel to behold, and during this time, the ski resorts of Salzburg are in full swing.
Located just 4km outside the city centre, Salzburg Airport (SZG) is a huge asset for anyone trying to reach self catering Salzburg accommodation from the UK. There are 14 British Airports which act as a departure point for cheap flights to Salzburg Airport, provided by a large range of airlines, which making cheap flight to Salzburg airport really easy to find from anywhere in Europe.