Walking to the most beautiful sights of the city of Mozart
Discover Salzburg's historic city centre
Return from the tranquillity of the city cemetery to the lively Linzergasse, which you should follow until you reach the steps up to the Kapuzinerberg on the left. It’s a steep ascent, but worth the effort as the view from the Kapuzinerkloster (Capuchin Monastery) of the historic city centre panorama with castle, cathedral and Salzach River is simply breathtaking! Stay a while before choosing to descend via St. John’s on Imberg Church to Steingasse, without a doubt one of the most romantic stair paths in the historic city centre! The little Imberg church, where Wolfgang Amadé Mozart frequently attended mass, is worth a visit.
From Linzergasse to Hohensalzburg Castle
Having arrived in the medieval Steingasse, turn right and reach the Platzl. Now cross the Staatsbrücke Bridge and walk straight on into the part of the historic city centre on the other side of the Salzach River. After a few metres, you will enter the famous Getreidegasse with its numerous shops and the characteristic guild signs on the facades. Turn left and go to Alter Markt with the historic archiepiscopal court pharmacy and the famous cafés Tomaselli and Fürst (where the Mozartkugeln where created!).
Crossing Residenzplatz with the impressive Residence Fountain, the Domplatz is the next stop. You can tour the baroque Salzburg Cathedral with crypt for free. The cathedral built by Santino Solari and devoted to the provincial patron saints Rupert and Virgil serves as the awe-inspiring backdrop for the Salzburg Festival performances of “Jedermann” every year. Walking across Kapitelplatz, you will reach the Festungsgasse with the valley station of the railway that brings you up to the grand Hohensalzburg Castle in no time. Plan enough time to visit the castle.
The baroque garden site is a green oasis in the historic city centre. The rose garden, pergola, hedge theatre and Zwergerlgarten form a diverse, flowery recreational area with a view of the historic city centre and the majestic cathedral of rare beauty. The Zwergerlgarten is an odd peculiarity from the 17th century. If possible, visit the Marble Hall in Mirabell Palace. This concert hall, known today as one of the world’s most beautiful wedding halls, once hosted performances by the entire Mozart family.
Leave the Mirabell Gardens again heading to Makartplatz. If you’re still up for it and have enough time left, visit Mozart’s Residence with the Tanzmeistersaal and the baroque jewel Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church). Return to the Platzl via the Dreifaltigkeitgasse and back to Linzergasse. Reach your accommodation on the right after a few minutes. Now you can relax as much as you want in your own four walls, enjoy afternoon coffee with cake at Hotel Wolf-Dietrich or reflect on your city walk at the spa with indoor pool.