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There is so much in and around Salzburg that any short break will be full of memorable experiences. Sometimes what to do and what to see can seem a little daunting when visiting a new city or country. the itinerary below tries to simplify this and offer some suggestion of how best to divide you time between all the wonderful attractions.
Salzburg has a number of companies that provide organised tours taking you on a journey around city but many people prefer to take in the sights on their own. It is unlikely that you will be able to condense all the attractions into one short break but it is always a good idea to familiarise yourself before your trip so that you can really make the best of the time you have while you are there.
Suggested Salzburg Itinerary
Morning - There are a number of companies that offer tours around the city. Visit the tourist centre to find out what's available, or head to the Mirabelle Palace and experience The Sound of Music setting in all its glory.
Lunch - For a light lunch you should head to Café Tomaselli, the oldest coffee shop in Austria that serves up a delicious variety of hot drinks along with divine pastries.
Afternoon - What a lovely way to get about, climb aboard a boat and take a relaxing trip to the Hellbrunn Palace. If you have time when you get back to the main centre you can always go to have a look around a few more of the sights such as the Cathedral or St Peters Church.
Dinner - Near the Cathedral you can head to the KInvalid token: <&K Restaurant AM Waagplatz, pick from the eight restaurants that are available in the one location.
Evening - For an eventful evening you could choose to try out the Cave Club to dance the night away or perhaps you prefer your chances at the Salzburg Casino.
Morning - Have a stroll around the city to enjoy the architectural heritage before you and make sure you include Residenzplatz and the State Rooms in your journey. There are also a number of Museums that you may prefer to visit.
Lunch - You must experience one of the beer gardens, Augustiner Braustubl is the largest and oldest in the city. While you rest beneath the shades of the trees you can enjoy a mug of beer and purchase some food or snacks depending on how much of an appetite you have.
Afternoon - A funicular will take you up to the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy breath-taking views and visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress and Museum of Modern Art.
Dinner - You can dine in the M32 restaurant (Mönchsberg 32) before returning to the city. This modern retreat offers fantastic views especially if you are able to get yourself a terrace table.
Evening - Finish your short break with a relaxing evening taking in everything that is good about this amazing city. Many of the coffee bars are open late into the night, where locals gather to enjoy a social evening, or perhaps there is a festival or event taking place. With over 4,000 a year, it is likely that you trip will coincide with something spectacular.