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The tour begins by the Palace of Mirabell, built in the year 1606 for the Archbishop Wolf Dietrich. Today is is home to the office of the local mayor and city offices. Then pass the Mozarteum (University of Music), one of the world’s most prestigious music academies. Passing the Marionette Theatre, you will arrive in Markart Square with the Landestheatre (The Regional Theatre), The Trinity Church (a baroque masterpiece from Fischer von Erlach), plus Mozart’s Wohnhaus (Mozart’s Residence), where the composer lived for many years.

Crossing over the Salzach (Salt) River, which was once a major transport route, you will have a wonderful view of this magical city. Following the river along part of the old fortifications, you will pass the Law Courts on the way to the Hellbrunn Palace, where you will have a short stop to take photos. Hellbrunn Palace was built at the start of the 17th century by the great architect Santino Solari and was used as a hunting lodge and weekend residence by Salzburg’s Archbishops.

On the way back to the city center you will pass the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, before entering the heart of the city through the Siegmunds Gate. Once in the old city you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, Horse Pond, Getreidegasse and the Blasius Church. The tour finishes in Mozart Square where you will see the famous Mozart statue, Cathedral, Old Residence of the Archbishops and the Fortress Hohensalzburg.

Points of Interest: Mirabell Gardens & Palace; Mozart’s Houses; Festival Houses; Old Town of Salzburg; Hellbrunn Palace. Pass over the Salzach River for a wonderful view of the city. Take a quick stop to snap photos of the 17th century Hellbrunn Palace. Revel in the unique architecture of the old city. Explore Mozart Square where the famous Mozart statue resides.


Pick up from hotels within Salzburg city; Ticket for public bus lines 1–28 for the date of the tour; Guided Tour.


Admissions; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; Departs at 9:30am, 11:00am & 2:00pm. Hotel pick-up 30 minutes prior to tour departure.


Approximately 1.5 hours.

Location Departs from the office/bus terminal at Mirabellplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg if you are not getting picked up. Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour.


Departs from the office/bus terminal at Mirabellplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg if you are not getting picked up. Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour.

Policies Children younger than 6 years old may participate for free. Tour tickets are valid for all city buses for the entire day - lines no. 1-28 within the Salzburg city limits.

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