You must see these ten attractions in the city of Mozart


Your four-star Hotel Wolf-Dietrich is located quietly yet centrally in Salzburg’s historic city centre. Put your car on hold as all sights in the city centre are within easy walking distance. Explore Salzburg and its surroundings by Fiaker cab, bus or bike. The reception team has numerous suggestions in store for you. If you’re looking for a city tour with a Salzburg guide, we’ll be happy to pick you up at the hotel. Whatever you decide on, here are ten Salzburg sights you need to see! All of these Salzburg sights can be reached on foot, by bus or bike from Hotel Wolf-Dietrich. The only thing missing is your non-binding room enquiry or online reservation!


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Sightseeing in Salzburg – the top ten sights

Hohensalzburg Castle

The impregnable landmark of the city of Salzburg rises high above the historic city centre on the Festungsberg and can’t be missed. Stretching over 7,000 m², the site with origins dating back to the 11th century is among Europe’s largest fortifications, and is also one of Austria’s top three visitor attractions. You can get up to the castle and back down again with the Festungsbahn (cable railway).


Audio-guide tour for adults and children through the interior rooms (gallery, torture chamber, tower, parapet walk, sovereign’s room, Salzburger Stier organs), castle museum and multivision show.


For more information you can visit this website.


Opening hours
January to April and October to December 9.30 am to 5 pm
May to September 9 am to 7 pm
Advent weekends and Easter 9.30 am to 6 pm
Final admission 30 minutes before closing.


Mozart’s Birthplace

The genius composer was born in the heart of Salzburg, the Getreidegasse, on 27 January 1756. Retrace the steps of the Mozart family on three floors with original exhibits and gain insights into life in Salzburg in the 18th century. See Mozart’s children’s violin and clavichord, documents, letters, portraits, furniture and everyday items from life during Mozart’s times. Round tour with cell phone guide, guided tours. Approx. duration of a visit one hour. Leaflet for children.


For more information you can visit this website.


Opening hours
Open every day 9 am to 5.30 pm
July, August 8.30 am to 7 pm
Final admission 30 minutes before closing


Salzburg Museum at the New Residence

The former Salzburg Museum Carolino Augusteum moved to the New Residence in close proximity to Salzburg Cathedral in 2007. Objects of international fame are presented on approx. 3,000 m² in this modern museum. The fascinating concept won the award for Austrian Museum of the Year in 2007 and European Museum of the Year in 2009. Collections on the art and cultural history of the city and province of Salzburg, presented in an interactive and entertaining manner, permanent exhibition “Myth Salzburg”, changing special exhibitions, audio-guides, guided tours (evening tour on Thursdays), events.


For more information you can visit this website.


Opening hours
Tue to Sun 9 am to 5 pm
24 and 31 December 9 am to 2 pm
Closed on 1 November, 25 December


Rupertinum and Museum der Moderne

The museum for modern art is located at two different sites. The Rupertinum is in Salzburg’s historic city centre and is only a few metres from the Festspielhaus. Up high on the Mönchsberg, the Museum der Moderne can be reached by lift. Taken together, the two buildings offer around 3,000 m² of exhibition space for sculptures, paintings, graphics and photos by contemporary Austrian and international artists. Collections and changing exhibitions, events, guided tours.


For more information you can visit this website.


Opening hours
Tue to Sun 10 am to 6 pm, Wed 10 am to 8 pm
Closed on Mondays
Both buildings are open on Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm during the Mozart week, the Easter Festival, Whitsun Festival and the Salzburg Festival. Special opening hours around Christmas and New Year’s Day


Zoo Salzburg – Tiergarten Hellbrunn

The ruggedly picturesque, approx. 14 hectare area around the Hellbrunn Mountain with its striking rock face offers a multifaceted home for numerous native and exotic animals. The layout of the ample outdoor areas are as species-appropriate as possible and invite guests to go on walks while exploring inhabitants from all five continents. Baby animals at the zoo all year round, guided tours (with special and evening tours), zoo quiz for children for download and printing, handcart rental for the youngest guests (with deposit), dogs on short leash permitted.


For more information you can visit this website.


Opening hours - Every day
January, February, November, December 9 am to 4.30 pm
March 9 am to 5.30 pm
April, May, September, October 9 am to 6 pm
June, July, August 9 am to 6.30 pm
Night zoo every Friday and Saturday from early August to mid-September 9 am to 10.30 pm
Final admission one hour before closing (30 minutes before closing in January, February, November, December)

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