Salzburg is a city of Austria, at least as impressive as Vienna. Even for nature buffs, fascinating word are insufficient to describe itself. When you get out of the city which is established on the banks of the Salzach River, on the foothill of the Alps, the forests which the gazelles run, lush meadows and Alps covered with snow confront.
Its lakes that looked like a painting was very nice. It is not possible for me to forget the walks I have made around the Fuschlsee and Wolfgangsee Lakes. This place was one of the places where I felt the spirit of nature the best. In another way, it made me feel like I was in New Zealand.
Where is Salzburg?
With structures left from the Middle Ages, baroque architecture small squares, Splendid walls of Hohensalzburg castle, And the historical city center called Altstadt, Salzburg is located 320 kilometers west of the capital Vienna, close to the German border. The population of the city located on the north end of the Alps is 150,000 and is Austria's fourth largest city after Vienna, Graz and Linz.
The historical region is located in the western part of the city; Train and bus stations are located in the east of the city, which is called New Salzburg. This tourist city of Austria is 150 km from Munich, 280 km from Venice and 380 km from Prague. We recommend that visitors to Salzburg visit the city of Innsbruck, about 180 km away.
How to get to Salzburg?
Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport (IATA: SZG), is located about 20 minutes away from the city center, 5 km outside of Salzburg. From the airport, you can fly to other cities of Europe such as Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Birmingham, London, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Moscova, Vienna Frankfurt and all other major German cities and Zurich.
From Salzburg Airport, you can reach the city center by buses numbered 2, 8 and 27. Tickets can also be purchased from the bus driver (€ 2.5). Bus numbered 2, runs every 10-20 minutes between the Hauptbahnhof Train Station and the airport and takes you to the city center in 20 minutes. Bus numbered 27, takes you to Salzburg center in 40 minutes via another route. Bus numbered 8, is only available on Saturdays and Sundays every 10 minutes and transport time is only 15 minutes. To reach the city center from Hauptbahnhof Train Station, you need to take a short walk.Those who wish can also benefit from the airport subsidy (14 €).
At the airport, there are car hire companies Avis, Europcar, Federal, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt and Sunny Cars. Those who wish can wander the delightful nature of Salzburg and its surroundings by renting car.
Salzburg Train Station was opened in 1860 and is located between Salzach River's north and New Salzburg. It is possible to reach Salzburg by train from Zurich, Vienna, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Munich, Budapest and many other European cities. It takes 1.5 hours from Munich to Salzburg. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the train station to the city center.
Those who say "i dont walk" can go to Salzburg's UNESCO World Heritage "Old Salzburg" zone by buses numbered 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. The buses are located in front of the train station. Rathaus or Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz stops are the most central places.
We recommend you to get a tourist map from the Salzburg Tourism Office. They have offices both at the train station and in the Mozartplatz region. It is possible to get a ticket from the chauffeur for transport within the city, the price is 2.50 €. It is also possible to buy multiple tickets, if a 5 ticket is taken, each ticket costs € 1.70. Those who wish can take a bus ticket valid for 24-hour; if you buy in the bus the price is € 5.50, if you buy the tobacconists who sell the ticket the price is € 3.40.
Salzburg is known as Austria's bicycle city. 20% of the people are cycling as a means of transport and the city has more than 170 km of bicycle road network. We never used a bicycle but we would like to use it both in the city center and on routes outside of Salzburg.