48 awe-inspiring hours
in the city of Mozart
The amazing diversity of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, is what dreams are made of. A series of sights from the old town to the outskirts combine centuries old historic and cultural heritage with divine enjoyment, fun shopping experiences and modern,
touristic charm. You’d like to explore and experience Salzburg in 2 days? Then we recommend the following very special weekend programme around your Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich.
The first day in Salzburg
When you stay at the Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich, you’re in the heart of Salzburg. The Linzer Gasse starts only a few metres from the hotel and provides the ideal starting point for your city tour during your short break. Among the sights are the beautiful St. Sebastian’s Cemetery, where Mozart’s wife Constanze and Archbishop Wolf-Dietrich von Raitenau are buried. The Linzer Gasse is also home to numerous stores and special bargains, particularly in the closing sale months in January and July. A steep but short path leads from this charming alley up to the Kapuzinerberg, one of Salzburg’s city hills, which provides a terrific view of the historic city centre panorama.
Waterway to Hellbrunn
Some of the best tips for 2 days in Salzburg revolve around the element of water. The Salzach ship Amadeus brings you to Hellbrunn Castle – on the Salzach river. You can enjoy a surprisingly different view of Salzburg from the water.
Hellbrunn Castle, built as a summer residence for the archbishops starting in 1612, is an architectural gem with a spacious park. The Trick Fountains are unique all around the world and popular with guests from all across the globe, who try to escape the treacherous wet traps from April to October. Next to the Hellbrunn Castle, you’ll find the Salzburg Zoo, where you can admire white rhinos, coatis and snow leopards.
Cultural and culinary finale
Cap off the first day of your weekend in Salzburg in one of the city’s theatres or enjoy the view of the shining roofs of the UNESCO World Heritage city from the Steinterrasse. Salzburg is rich in excellent restaurants, snug pubs and trendy bars that see the nightlife extended into the wee hours of the morning.
Relax during your short break in the comfortable room of your Altstadthotel and look forward to a delicious breakfast that gives you all the energy you need for the next day.
The second day in Salzburg
The sacral side of the city
Salzburg is known around the world for its cultural highlights, such as the Salzburg Festival or the numerous concerts and fascinating exhibitions. The city of Mozart is equally rich in important buildings, including Salzburg churches. If you want to experience Salzburg in 2 days, you should set aside at least one for the stunning sacral buildings of the city. Starting right outside the Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich, the late-baroque St. Sebastian’s Church is only a few metres away in the Linzer Gasse. It was dedicated to Sebastian, the saint of the sick, and dates back to mid-18th century. Up next is a walk to the Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Eng. “Holy Trinity Church”), which was built between 1694 and 1702. During the constructions, buildings from Rome served as a model. There’s a magnificent cupola fresco by Johann Michael Rottmayr awaiting inside.
Trip to the historic city centre
Cross the Salzach river on the city bridge and let yourself be enchanted by even more important church buildings on the left bank of the river. St. Peter’s Abbey was founded in 696 by Saint Rupert and housed an excellent school of writing in the medieval times. St. Peter’s Cemetery and the historic catacombs are just as impressive. From here, it’s only a stone’s throw away to Salzburg’s most famous church, the early-baroque Salzburg Cathedral, whose cupola dominates the city’s skyline. Salzburg Cathedral serves as an impressive backdrop for the annual “Jedermann” play performances. If you want to fully sample Salzburg in 48 hours, you mustn’t miss out on this magical site.
Relaxed conclusion to your short break
Experiencing Salzburg in 2 days can take its toll. What about a well-deserved break, for example on the Mozartplatz or in the Getreidegasse? Here you’ll find many traditional cafés serving sweet sins, such as Sacher cake or apple strudel. The Getreidegasse is ideal for a relaxed stroll – after all, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of shopping after a cultural trip. Take the Makartsteg footbridge back to the Linzer Gasse and reach the Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich in no time. If you like, you can stop by St. Andräkirche (Eng. “St. Andrew’s Church”) across from Mirabell Castle and check out another one of Salzburg’s churches.
Even more holiday fun with the Salzburg Card
Did you already know that you can get the Salzburg Card for 48 hours? Enjoy free admission and public transportation plus several discounts with many other partner operations including numerous of the sights suggested above. Look forward to an amazing weekend together with the top-class services of your Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich ranging from culinary delights to shuttle services, restaurant and theatre ticket reservations!
Additional information on the Salzburg Card: www.salzburg.info
Exploring Salzburg in 2 days and enjoying the Wolf-Dietrich bonus: Book directly with us and save 3% compared to all other booking platforms. We are already looking forward to your enquiry!