Mozart’s birthplace is a beautiful city with a wealth of cultural events which make the city a popular destination for travellers of all ages and budgets. Salzburg was first made famous by Mozart and then by the film that everyone loves to hate – The Sound of Music – which was first screened in 1965. The film continues to attract backpackers who come to see the location where it was filmed.
The city has many other attractions including a beautiful old town and the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress with its sweeping views of the city.
Salzburg has a good infrastructure for visitors with several information centres located around the city with branches at the airport, the main train stations and the city centre. Salzburg Information also has a number of special deals and discount cards including the popular Salzburg Card.
The Salzburg Card costs €27 for 24 hours, €36 for 48 hours and €42 for 72 hours and offers free public transport and free entry to most attractions.
Salzburg AG operates city buses and the Lokalbahn (urban train network), which are both good options for getting around the city.
Single tickets are €2.50 (€1.70 when you buy five tickets in advance), 24-hour passes cost €5.50 (€3.40 from vending machines) and weekly tickets cost €14.60.