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Salzburg city tour with a historian

Availability: Tuesday, Thirsday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
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  • Enjoy the cultural and political history of Salzburg from its medieval salt commerce through the World Wars
  • Explore the little streets of its Burgher Town
  • Discover the spacious Baroque squares where the Archbishops presided over the city in their Residence
  • Visit Mozart’s birthplace and the Festival Halls learning of Salzburg's formidable musical heritage
  • Explore St. Peter′s monastery, part of an ancient Benedictine abbey in the city center
  • Learn the fascinating true story of the Trapp family singers from the movie The Sound of Music
What to expect

This 3-hour walk starts with an exploration of Salzburg’s Burgher Town with its narrow, crooked little streets and the unique passage ways of the so-called „Getreidegasse.“ Salzburg’s commercial centre still remains intact in its medieval charm contrasting the great spacious Baroque squares of the district where the Archbishops presided over the city in their Residence.

We pass by Mozart’s Birthplace and the Festival Halls before we reach the monastery of the Benedictines called St. Peter – dating back to 696 AC. Along with stories of Salzburg’s medieval salt commerce and medical innovations, we follow the childhoods of Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart as well as the life story of the great second musical son of the city, the composer, Michael Haydn.

By the end of the walk, visitors know our local customs and traditions, our cultural and political history, and our enviable musical heritage. Last but not least, you will learn the true story of the global movie classic The Sound of Music ‘s Trapp family, one of the authentically great refugee tales of the second world war.

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What's included
  • 3-hour walk through the historical center of Salzburg
  • Professional guide
Where

Mozartpl. 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Meeting point:
  • In front of the Café Glockenspiel, Mozartplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What to remember
  • Your tour guide is an expert in history
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When
  • Tuesday and Saturday: 10.00am
  • Thursday and Sunday: 2.00pm
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Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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