The beauty inspires
Salzburg might just be the most beautiful city in the world, the river, the houses, the roads, the bridges, everything adds to the quintessential small town experience.
Salzburg is full of places to visit. You can spend your mornings, traversing the Riverside, drinking espresso from the centuries old cafes, smelling the baking of bread at the bakery as old as the town itself. you can wake up to the sounds of the bell tower. You can gaze at the majestic hohensalzburg and trek up the hill. In Salzburg time flies like notes off Mozart’s piano.
A walk around the old town is quite rewarding, you could buy chocolates from the oldest confectioners in town or trek up the hohensalzburg and get a panoramic view of Salzburg. Hohensalzburg has some pretty well preserved sections, the chapel room for instance has been left untouched, and one can still see the sections of fresco and walls that date back to the 15th century. Originally created as a fortress, the hohensalzburg stands as a symbol of the power struggle between the aristocracy and the church during the middle ages. If you have some time to spare, you could take a train ride down to Werfen, to visit Hohensalzburg’s sister castle the hohenwerfen, which is also a sight to see.
Some of the common tourist sights like Mirabel Platz, Hellbrunn Palace and Residentplatz are also worth a visit.
On the other hand, do not miss the Petersfriedof, a medieval cemetery which still stands in all it’s glory. While visiting the same do not forget to stop by the Stiftsbackerei St Peters, one of the oldest running bakeries in Europe.
Another must visit on the list has to be the Red bull hangar 7. Situated near the airport, hangar 7, owned by Dietrich Mateschitz, houses a collection of historical airplanes, helicopters and F1 racing cars, and serves as the home for the Flying Bulls, an Austrian aviation team. While stopping by the hangar 7, visit the Michelin starred restaurant, Ikarus. The restaurant only entertains reservation based bookings and they might refuse entry if the individuals are not dressed “well enough”.
Finally, you could end the day on a great note, with an evening coffee and cake, at The Sacher. While there, be sure to try their variety of cakes, strudels, and cookies, because one is never enough!