Circle Salzburg through the Squares

Circle Salzburg through the Squares, Salzburg, Austria (B)

Most of my Salzburg posts have been heavy on the photos and light on the text. I've enjoyed living within two hours of one of my favorite Europeans cities for over three years now, and it's high time I share my usual itinerary of how I loop through the town!

Basically, anyone who comes to visit Vilsbiburg gets a day in Salzburg with me. Salzburg was in my top three destinations when I first moved to Europe, right after Paris and anywhere in Italy. The past few years living in Germany, I have gone to Salzburg on average four times per year.

One of the many reasons I love Salzburg is because it is actually impossible to get lost. On the approach to the center, the river is on the left, the mountain is on the right, and once you've hit the highway, you've gone too far. My perfect scenario for wandering!

Most visitors will arrive at the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof main train station. When you arrive at this station, make sure you wind your way to the center through Mirabellgarten. There is a small mansion there, but it is most recognizable for its role in The Sound of Music during the "Do-Re-Mi" song montage. My favorite moments are the "Do-Re-Mi" steps guarded by unicorns and the long green-arbored tunnel where you can "Fa, a long, long way to run!" ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Circle Salzburg through the Squares
Guide Location: Austria » Salzburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Christy Swagerty
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mirabellgarten
  • the Makartsteg bridge
  • Universitätsplatz
  • Zipfer Bierhaus
  • Mozart's birthplace
  • Cafe Tomaselli
  • Residenzplatz
  • Mozartplatz
  • Salzburg Christmas Museum
  • Salzburg Museum
  • Domplatz
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • Kapitelplatz
  • FestungsBahn funicular
  • Festung Hohensalzburg
  • Petersfriedhof Cemetery
  • Max-Reinhardt-Platz
  • Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz
  • Bürgerpitalplatz
  • Museumsplatz
  • Kapuzinerkloster Monastery
  • Hotel Sacher Salzburg