Salzburg Austria
Salzburg's beautiful 'old town' streets
Salzburg Austria
Krippenstein ski resort is a short train ride from Salzburg
The oldest bakery in Salzburg started business 500yr ago!
Salzburg old town skyline
Hallstatt is a short rail & ferry journey from Salzburg
Augustiner Bräu Stübl is a Salzburg beer drinking tradition
Salzburg even appears to be a city of love!
Festung Hohensalzburg dominates the skyline of Salzburg
Obertauern ski resort is close to Salzburg
Historic Salzburg
Salzburg is as beautiful at night as during the day
The High Salzburg Fortress can be accessed on foot or by funicular
Gastein ski resort can be easily reached by train from Salzburg
The Salzach River splits Salzburg in two
Salzburg's many laneways are full of great bars & restaurants
Dusk is a special time to stop & watch Salzburg light up
The 5 Fingers lookout is above the town of Obertraun, close to Salzburg
Salzburg Austria


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Salzburg is the most beautiful city in Austria; oozing history & with a backdrop of snow-covered mountains. The city is the home of Mozart & is dominated by a splendid 900yr old fortress & the intricate spires of a multitude of historic buildings rising above its superbly preserved 'old town'.

Any visit to Austria should include a few nights in this wonderful city. Whether it is history, the arts, culture, walking, nature, shopping or eating & drinking that interests you, Salzburg caters to all.

Where is Salzburg Austria?

Salzburg is north -central Austria hard on the border with Bavaria Germany. By road the city is only 145km east of Munich but nearly 300km west of the Austrian capital Vienna. The world's greatest ski city of Innsbruck is 180km to the west by road. Gateway airports are at Salzburg (SZG) (for European & UK flight origins) or Munich (MUC)(for everyone else).

If you want to POW (Protect Our Winters), travelling to Salzburg from anywhere in Europe is recommended by train.

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Salzburg Accommodation

Salzburg is a large cosmopolitan city with a full range of hotel, apartment & guesthouse accommodation options within the beautiful 'old town', the surrounding city & hillsides. For something completely different stay at the Gästehaus im Priesterseminar Salzburg.

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Salzburg's 'old town' is fabulous & straddles both sides of the Salzach River. Views from the town hills are dominated by the Fortress. At street level, lanes, alcoves, & hidden courtyards replete with great local bars & restaurants, are ripe for exploration. Staying overnight here is a must. 

Nearby Ski Resorts

Salzburg is perfectly located to access numerous excellent Austrian ski resorts, making it possible to do an awesome multi-resort ski safari by train (or car if you must!). in a clockwise direction, the Upper Austria & Styrian resorts include Krippenstein, Tauplitz & Loser & Schladming 4-Berge, the Salzburgerland mega resorts of Obertauern, Gastein, Zell am See (& Kaprun), Skicircus Saalbach (at Fieberbrunn or Leogang) & Kitzbuhel.


The Powderhounds reviewed Salzburg in 2019 & thoroughly enjoyed the history, vibrance & nightlife. In fact it is one of our favorite cities in the world to visit in winter. Hard to beat a bracing morning stroll in the local hills with cathedral bells tolling & an ancient fortress with snow-capped mountains as a backdrop. Click on the review link in the left column to read its playful prose! More info will come as we catch up with all our other backlogged items.....aaarghhh:-)

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Ski Tours based in or near Salzburg

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Premier Austrian & German Ski Resorts Tour
9 Days | 8 Nights | 7 Ski Days
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Fully hosted & guided deluxe private ski tour taking in six premier Austrian & German ski resorts over 9 days. Stay in 4 & 5-star hotels, enjoy the all inclusive meals & be transported by luxury van to each new destination. Private groups only for up to 10 people - apply for your best dates.
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