Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Salzburg, Austria


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 7.8 km
Ascend 541 m
Descend 580 m

Explore Salzburg in Austria with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in SalzburgIndividual Sights in Salzburg

Sight 1: Schloss Elsenheim

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Schloss Elsenheim

The castle Elsenheim, also called Re(h)lingen Castle, is a castle in the outer stone/inner Parsch area, corner Pausingerstraße / Arenbergstraße, in the right Salzburg old town.

Wikipedia: Schloss Elsenheim (DE)

159 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Schloss Arenberg

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Schloss Arenberg Luckyprof ) / CC BY-SA 3.0 at

The Arenberg Castle is a castle on the right bank of the river Salzach in Salzburg.

Wikipedia: Arenberg Castle, Salzburg (EN)

1103 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: St. Erhardkirche

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The Roman Catholic Erhardkirche, actually parish church of St. Erhard or parish church of St. Erhard, also parish church of St. Erhard Salzburg-Nonntal, is a church building in the Nonntal district there.

Wikipedia: Erhardkirche (Salzburg) (DE)

611 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Schauspielhaus Salzburg

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Schauspielhaus Salzburg is a theatre in Salzburg, Austria.

Wikipedia: Schauspielhaus Salzburg (EN)

478 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Stiftskirche Nonnberg

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The Roman Catholic monastery church of Nonnberg Abbey is visible from afar on the Nonnberg and thus on the edge of Salzburg's old town.

Wikipedia: Stiftskirche Nonnberg (DE)

338 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Kajetanerkirche

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Kajetanerkirche Manfred Werner - Tsui / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Roman Catholic Kajetanerkirche is located on Kajetanerplatz, which is located in the Kaiviertel, in the south of Salzburg's old town. It is named after St. Maximilian and St. Cajetan, and the patron saint is celebrated on St. Maximilian's Day, October 12. It was built by Archbishop Max Gandolf Kuenburg and consecrated by Johann Ernst Graf Thun on 31 October 1700 as a monastery church of the Theatine monastery, who had operated a Theatine monastery there from 1685 to 1808.

Wikipedia: Kajetanerkirche (DE)

425 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Mozart Denkmal

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Mozartplatz, formerly known as Michaelsplatz, is a square in the historic centre of Salzburg in Austria. In the centre of the square is a statue in memory of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in the city and after whom the square is now named.

Wikipedia: Mozartplatz (EN)

466 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Beyond Recall

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Beyond Recall is an art installation above the bridgeheads of the Staatsbrücke in the old town of Salzburg. The artwork was created as part of the "Salzburg Art Project" in 2011 by the Austrian art professor and light installation artist Brigitte Kowanz. Since 2013, the work has been part of the Würth Collection.

Wikipedia: Beyond Recall (Salzburg) (DE)

30 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Spirit of Mozart

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Spirit of Mozart is an art installation located on the right bank of the Salzach River in the immediate vicinity of the Staatsbrücke in the old town of Salzburg. The artwork was created by the Yugoslavian performance and video artist Marina Abramović as part of the "Salzburg Art Project" in 2004. Since 2013, the work has been part of the Würth Collection.

Wikipedia: Spirit of Mozart (Salzburg) (DE)

440 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Michaelskirche

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The Roman Catholic St. Michael's Church, a subsidiary church in honour of the Archangel Michael, belongs to St. Peter's Abbey and is the oldest church in the city of Salzburg that still exists today. It is located between the Waagplatz and the Residenzplatz in Salzburg's old town.Before the middle of the 17th century, the long transept building on the east side of the church was a so-called Schranne, a common sales outlet, here the baker for bread. The Trakl family later lived on the first floor, Georg Trakl spent his childhood and youth here, while his father Tobias Trakl ran a hardware store on the ground floor. Since 1925, the property at Waagplatz 3 has been used as a café.

Wikipedia: Michaelskirche (Salzburg) (DE)

31 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Residenzbrunnen

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Residenzplatz is a large, stately square in the historic centre (Altstadt) of Salzburg in Austria. Originally named Hauptplatz, it is now named after the Alte Residenz of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. It is one of the city's most popular places to visit.

Wikipedia: Residenzplatz (EN)

136 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Panorama Museum

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The Panorama Museum Salzburg is part of the Salzburg Museum and is located in the New Residence in Salzburg's Old Town. Above all, it houses the circular panorama painting with the motif Salzburg and surroundings by the landscape painter Johann Michael Sattler and his collaborators Friedrich Loos (landscape) and Johann Joseph Schindler.

Wikipedia: Panorama Museum Salzburg (DE)

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Salzburg Cathedral

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Salzburg Cathedral is the seventeenth-century Baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg in the city of Salzburg, Austria, dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius. Saint Rupert founded the church in 774 on the remnants of a Roman town, and the cathedral was rebuilt in 1181 after a fire. In the seventeenth century, the cathedral was completely rebuilt in the Baroque style under Prince-Bishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau to its present appearance. Salzburg Cathedral still contains the baptismal font in which composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.

Wikipedia: Salzburg Cathedral (EN), Website

158 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: DomQuartier

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The DomQuartier Salzburg is a museum complex in the city of Salzburg that has existed in this form since 2014. It is a conceptual amalgamation and display of buildings as well as secular and sacred art collections around Salzburg Cathedral and Cathedral Square.

Wikipedia: DomQuartier Salzburg (DE), Website

148 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Sphaera

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The Sphaera is a work of art in the old town of Salzburg, consisting of a male figure standing on a huge golden ball on the Kapitelplatz, and the "Woman in the Rock", a female figure in a crevice in the Toscanini courtyard.

Wikipedia: Sphaera (Salzburg) (DE)

68 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 16: Stiftsmühle St. Peter

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St. Peter's Abbey Bakery and Mill is an old bakery and water mill. It is located on the Almkanal in the Mühlenhof between Kapitelplatz and St. Peter's Cemetery in the old town of Salzburg. It belongs to St. Peter's Abbey.

Wikipedia: Stiftsmühle St. Peter (DE), Website

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Stiftskirche Sankt Peter

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The Collegiate Church of St. Peter is the abbey church of the Benedictine Archabbey of St. Peter in the middle of the St. Peter district directly at the foot of the Mönchsberg in the city of Salzburg. The church was consecrated to St. Peter the Apostle. The entire complex of St. Peter's Abbey is a listed building (list entry). After a year of extensive renovation work, the collegiate church was reopened on 22 Sept. 2019 with the consecration of a new altar by the Archbishop of Salzburg and the Archabbot of St. Peter.

Wikipedia: Stiftskirche St. Peter (Salzburg) (DE), Website

776 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 18: Hohensalzburg Fortress

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Hohensalzburg Fortress is a large medieval fortress in the city of Salzburg, Austria. It sits atop the Festungsberg mountain at an altitude of 506 m. It was erected at the behest of the prince-archbishops of Salzburg. The fortress is 250 m (820 ft) long and 150 m (490 ft) wide making it one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.

Wikipedia: Hohensalzburg Fortress (EN)

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Festungsberg

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Festungsberg is a mountain in the city of Salzburg in Austria, which rises to an elevation of 542 metres (1,778 ft). It is the site of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which towers over Salzburg's historic city centre to the north, and forms part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Festungsberg (EN)

1891 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 20: Schloss Leopoldskron

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Schloss Leopoldskron is a rococo palace and a national historic monument in Leopoldskron-Moos, a southern district of the city of Salzburg, Austria. The palace, and its surrounding seven hectare park, is located on the lake Leopoldskroner Weiher. The palace has been home to Salzburg Global Seminar since 1947. In 2014, the palace and the neighboring Meierhof building were opened as a privately owned hotel, Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron.

Wikipedia: Schloss Leopoldskron (EN)


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