Leisure & sport in Salzburg

There is a wide variety of leisure activities in and around Salzburg. Recharge your batteries on a walk on the Mönchsberg mountain or along the banks of the Salzach! Take the time for a city tour. Not the same old hop-on/hop-off tour, but something different, demanding and fun. Something you’ll enjoy looking back on.

Dark alley of historic Salzburg

Immerse yourself in the dark alleys of historic Salzburg and discover some grim secrets from Mozart’s birth town: tales of horror, of sinister and forbidding occurrences that are said to have taken place here centuries ago.

More information: www.tourguide-salzburg.com

A Bird’s Eye View

Spectacular views await high above the city rooftops. The tour starts with a ride up to Mönchsberg, followed by a leisurely stroll through Salzburg from a variety of perspectives. With stories and anecdotes about the exciting history of this World Heritage city.

On the water

From the end of March to the start of November you can experience Salzburg from a completely different perspective. The panorama speedboat “Amadeus Salzburg” will take you on a trip along the Salzach, giving you a different view of the City of Mozart. 

Read about Salzburg from the water here

Up steep stairs to the summit

Just a few miles south of Salzburg, straddling the border between Austria and Bavaria, the Untersberg rises high above the Salzach valley. The highest point on the austrian side of this massif, a favourite weekend destination among Salzburg locals, is the Salzburger Hochthron at 1,853 metres above sea level. A ca¬ble car makes its way past the steep cliffs to reach the dizzying heights in just nine minutes – a distance that would take hikers about three-and-a-half hours depending on their condition and the route chosen. But the challenging climb is rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view. Seen from above, the city of Salz¬burg quite literally lies at your feet below the mighty mountain.

Sport & nature

There is a wide variety of ways to enjoy nature in and around Salzburg. 1200 km of cycle paths right through the Salzburg countryside, walking routes to the Untersberg mountain and surroundings. You can enjoy 163 lakes in summer and a number of ski areas in winter.