Mini Guide – 24 Hours in Salzburg

9. August 2015

Not only for Sound of Music fans – this is my mini guide for Salzburg

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Day 1

Stay at Arthotel Blaue Gans (1), (Getreidegasse 41) in the city center or at Hotel Friesacher (Hellbrunnerstrasse 17) if you prefer to stay outside of the city and enjoy the spa and pool area

Enjoy your coffee and sweet mini-cones and do some people watching at Carpe Diem (2) (Getreidegasse 50)

If you’re less interested in the socialite crowd, have a coffee at 220° (3) (Chiemseegasse 5) or ice cream at Icezeit (4) (Chiemseegasse 1) and explore the area around it which is less crowded with tourists and hosts small boutiques and galleries (e.g. Galerie Toplev)

Walk along the Salzach, to Schloss Mirabell and visit Galerie Thadaeus Ropac (5) (Mirabellplatz 2)


Have authentic Austrian food at K&K Restaurant (6) (Waagplatz 2), Sternbräu (Griesgasse 23) or among the crowd of musicians and artists at Triangel (7) (Wiener Philharmonikergasse 7)

End the evening with drinks at Republic Café (8) with live music or DJs or enjoy the great gin selection at Glüxfall (Franz-Josef-Kai 11)

Day 2

Enjoy the breakfast selection at Blaue Gans or Friesacher

Take up the elevator to the Mönchsberg and visit Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg (9) (Mönchsberg 32)


Walk along the trail to the Fortress Hohensalzburg and enjoy the view over the city and of the mountains

Walk down and pass the St. Peter’s Cemetery, across the Residenzplatz and buy original Mozartkugeln (chocolate and marzipan pralines) at Konditorei Fürst (10) (Brodgasse 13)


Have a mocca ice cream or a Nusskipferl (pastry with nuts) at the traditional Café Tomaselli (11) (Alter Markt 9) – when you walk towards the café, don’t overlook the historic weather station on the left


Explore the area around the famous Getreidegasse (be aware that especially in summer this area is very crowded)

Have lunch at the terrace of the hotel Blaue Gans or or Italian food at Pan e Vin (12) (Gstättengasse 1)

Shop at …


New One (13) (Churfürststraße 4) – I love this jewellery store with fashion pieces priced between 15 and 100 Euros and more expensive unique designs

Feinerlei (14) (Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 6) – new interior design shop with hip designs from well-known as well as young brands

Sperl (15) (Rathausplatz 1) – don’t let the traditional style of the shop deceive you – I think they have one of the best selections for bikinis, swimsuits and lingerie in the city.

Ennsmann (16) (Getreidegasse 31) – if you’re into the big premium brands

Denkstein (17) (Getreidegasse 3 and 25) for shoes


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