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Day 1

Morning. The best place to start a Salzburg stroll is where tradition meets urban lifestyle - in one of the legendary coffee houses. Tomaselli, Fürst or Bazar? Not only these institutions are worth a visit. Plans for the day are made over a "Verlängerten". Strengthened, we stroll from the Nonntal towards the cathedral, through one of the oldest quarters of the city. Here you can find art and original things, and for a snack the traditional bakery Funder in Linzergasse is a good address.

Mozart Birthplace

Lunchtime. In the city of his birth, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is naturally present everywhere. Visitors come across his traces at every turn. Mozart's birthplace in Getreidegasse and his home on Makartplatz are also a must-see on our visit to Salzburg. A place of peace where you can pause for a moment is the old cemetery near the Sebastian Church on the right bank of the Salzach. There lie the graves of the Mozart family (he himself died in Vienna at only 35 and is also buried there).

Shopping

Evening. After a shopping spree through the Getreidegasse or the Himmelreich outlet centre (see page 49) in the late afternoon, the traditional Wilder Mann inn provides the rustic setting for Austrian home cooking. Afterwards, a drink would be the thing to do. We switch to the Salzach side and grab a coveted table on the stone terrace - with a sensational view. In summer, the roof terrace is the place to be, but even in the cold season, mulled wine is served there from time to time at the "Standl".

View of Salzburg

Day 2

Morning. On the way to the Mönchsberg, charming glimpses of hidden corners of the old town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996) open up. You can also comfortably take the lift (in the mountain!). Once at the top, don't miss the view over the old town from the terrace in front of the Museum der Moderne! Or even better: enjoy Austrian delicacies in the restaurant m32 with the best panoramic view. Then it's just a few minutes' walk up to Hohensalzburg Fortress, the city's landmark.

Cathedral

Lunchtime. We still want to take the ultimate Salzburg photo. The consensus is that the best place for it is in the Mirabell Gardens with the Hohensalzburg Fortress in the background. Now some culture. On a guided tour of the Festspielhäuser we get to know the famous venues (daily at 2.00 pm). We continue to the DomQuartier, a spectacular museum complex. Worth seeing not only for the exhibits, but especially for the magnificent views of baroque Salzburg.

Castle Mirabell garden

Evening. Salzburg would be incomplete without a concert. The palace concerts in the marble hall of Mirabell Palace are a must. Even the Mozart family made music there. Finally, a culinary treat: we find very good cuisine in a dignified ambience at Gasthaus Goldgasse, somewhat hidden in the centre. Salzburg in winter - a recommendation? Yes, especially in the run-up to Christmas: decorated streets, the scent of mulled wine, gingerbread and baked apples create a special magic.

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