A weekend in Salzburg
Sights worth seeing during a 2 days city trip in Salzburg
Day one of your weekend in Salzburg:
At Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich you are at the heart of Salzburg: Just a few metres away from the hotel you will find the Linzer Gasse, a perfect starting point for your city tour during your weekend in Salzburg. Here you can see the beautiful cemetery of St. Sebastian, where Mozart’s wife Constanze and the prince archbishop Wolf-Dietrich von Raitenau were buried. Furthermore, the Linzer Gasse is known for its numerous shops, which have great offers, especially during the sales in January and July. From this narrow street a steep but short path leads up the Kapuzinerberg, one of Salzburg’s mountains, which affords breathtaking views over the city of Mozart.
The ship Amadeus will take you along the river Salzach to Hellbrunn Palace. This way of visiting the city will show you Salzburg from a different perspective. Hellbrunn Palace, which was constructed in 1612 as a pleasure palace for the prince archbishops, is an architectural gem with a spacious park. The water features of Hellbrunn are unique the world over and attract guests from different countries: from April to October you can try your hand at avoiding the treacherous traps. Next to Hellbrunn Palace you will find the Salzburg Zoo, where you can gaze at rhinos, coatis and snow leopards.
See out the first day of your weekend in Salzburg with a trip to one of the city’s theatres, or enjoy the view over the rooftops of this World Heritage Site, sitting on the Steinterrasse, the lounge at Hotel Stein. Salzburg features lots of first-class restaurants, comfortable pubs and trendy bars where you can enjoy the nightlife until dawn. Relaxation awaits you in a comfortable room at Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich – and a delicious breakfast gives you enough energy for your second day of your weekend break in Salzburg.
Day two of your unforgettable weekend in Salzburg:
Salzburg is known the world over for its cultural highlights such as the Salzburg Festival, as well as for its numerous concerts and fascinating exhibitions. The city of Mozart is also rich in important buildings, including Salzburg’s churches. How about devoting the second day of your city tour in Salzburg to the city’s beautiful sacred buildings? Starting at Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich, you will soon find the baroque church of St. Sebastian, situated in the Linzer Gasse. It is dedicated to St. Sebastian, the saint of the sick and its current appearance derives from the 18th century. Your walk continues to the Trinity Church, which was constructed from 1694 to 1702. Buildings in Rome served as models during its construction. Inside you will find a beautiful cupola fresco of Johann Michael Rottmayr.
Cross the Stadtbrücke (City Bridge) over the river Salzach: On the left bank of the river there are further important churches waiting for you. The monastery of St. Peter was founded back in 696 by St. Rupert and featured a very good school in the Middle Ages. St. Peter’s features important records of the work of Mozart, Haydn and other famous composers. The cemetery of St. Peter and the historic catacombs are also very impressive. From here you will quickly reach Salzburg’s most famous church – the baroque cathedral. Every year the cathedral forms the backdrop for the play “Jedermann” and its cupola dominates the city’s skyline – a real must-see!
Well, now you deserve a break – on Mozartplatz or in the Getreidegasse perhaps. Here you will find many traditional cafés where you can taste sweet specialities like Apfelstrudel or Sachertorte. In the Getreidegasse you can also do a little bit of shopping once you have finished having concluded your city tour. Crossing Makartsteg bridge you will quickly reach the Linzer Gasse and Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich. On your way you will pass by the Andrä church in front of the palace Mirabell, if you want to take a look at another church during your weekend break in the city of Salzburg…