Salzburg sees itself as a “cultural city of the world”. Here you will find sights such as the Hohensalzburg Fortress or Mozart’s birthplace and women can go out in style.
In fact, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Salzburg has a lot to offer its guests and is worth a visit at any time of the year. Because the Salzburg Christmas market on Domplatz and Residenzplatz is legendary.
This year it will take place from November 23rd to January 1st, 2024 and is considered one of the most beautiful and oldest Christmas markets of all. A Christmas wonderland that attracts almost a million visitors every year. Last year the city published a special article for women in the city.
Not just a dream in winter!
Salzburg is not only a dream in winter, but also in spring or at Pentecost. This also and especially for those who enter into the bond of marriage. Because the Marble Hall in Mirabell Palace is considered one of the most beautiful wedding halls in the world.
The complex was built in 1606 by Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his Salome.
On the fortress hill above the roofs of the city.
The Hohensalzburg Fortress, which towers high above the roofs of the baroque old town and is considered to be the largest fully preserved castle in Central Europe, is also worth a visit. Incidentally, it is the symbol of the city. From here you also have a magnificent all-round view of the surrounding area.
Incidentally, a tour to Salzburg can also be booked, but only marginally, together with the well-known artist and city guide Paul Riedel. Women traveling alone, in particular, should feel safer when accompanied and also learn interesting facts about the city, country and people.
In addition, the Munich original also offers day trips and city tours to Regensburg or Nuremberg’s old town.
Impressive sacred buildings and more
But back to the city of Mozart, which is also famous for its magnificent sacred buildings. In addition to the Salzburg Cathedral, the Archabbey of St. Peter, including the cemetery and catacombs, is a sight and combines elements of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance as well as Baroque and Rococo in its current appearance.
Last but not least, the town houses and fountains of Salzburg are popular photo motifs.
Go out in style in Salzburg
The city is not only famous for its buildings, but also for its bars and nightlife. Taverns and beer bars invite you to linger, and the coffee houses in particular have a centuries-old tradition.
In addition, there is good shopping in Salzburg and the city is known for its traditional businesses, especially for traditional costumes.
Last but not least, a number of gourmet restaurants attract connoisseurs to the city. It also offers worthwhile excursion destinations in its vicinity, which we will briefly describe here.
“I love Salzburg. I’ve always loved Salzburg. This area is one of the most beautiful corners of Europe,” fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is said to have said. And Theodor Herzl, the Austro-Hungarian publicist and politician admitted that he spent the happiest hours of his life in Salzburg.
In fact, the region around Salzburg is fantastic and the surrounding communities such as Anthering, which is seven kilometers to the north, are also ideal for a trip. From cycling holidays to alpaca hikes, a lot is possible here. And that at any time of the year, because Salzburg and its surroundings are a dream even in winter.
Among other things, winter hiking, touring and cross-country skiing, but also horse-drawn carriage rides through the snow-covered nature are on the program.
If the weather is bad, a visit to the “House of Nature” is a must. Here, on around 7,000 square meters, mother nature presents itself from its exciting side. In addition to an aquarium, lunar landscapes, dinosaurs or insights into the human body are shown.
You should plan about three hours for a visit to the museum. The toy museum and the fortress museum are also worth a detour.
In the cathedral excavation museum under the cathedral and residence square, parts of a Roman building complex and the foundations of the Romanesque cathedral are then on display.
But what would Salzburg be without Mozart? In fact, the birthplace of the musical genius at 9Gereidegasse is a must-see, and not just for Mozart fans. Rather, it is one of the most-visited museums in all of Austria and numerous classical concerts take place in the city every year. Among other things, the Mozart Dinner Concert, where the guests immerse themselves in an ambience of anno 1790.
The grave of the world-famous composer can be found on the Sankt Marxer Friedhof in Vienna’s 3rd district.
Relax in Salzburg
If you are tired after exploring the city and want to stay longer in the city there is a variety of accommodation in Salzburg, including pensions, but also great hotels. Spa and wellness in particular are very important in many hotels, so that Salzburg is an excellent tip for women traveling alone.
If you like it closer to nature, you can of course also rent one of the campsites. After all, Mozart’s birthplace sees itself as the “stage of the world” and meets almost every requirement.