Top Ten Sights to See, Museums for a Rainy Day and the Sound of Music locations in the city.

These places are all accessible on foot within easy reach. You don't need an expensive tour guide.

Residenzplatz: I Have Confidence
Maria splashes the water in the Fountain at the marble horse on her way to the Von Trapps.
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Mozartsteg: Going on a Picnic
The bridge over the River Salzach is used when the children leave the city on their way to the picnic in the mountains.
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Kapitalplatz: I Have Confidence
Used in the I have Confidence sequence. Maria leaves the Abbey and catches the bus to go to the Von Trapps.
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Mirabell: Do Re Me Steps
Learning to Sing: The famous Do-Re-Me steps where Maria and the children sing. Also here are the staues and the tunnel through which they ran.
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Museum Der Moderne Terrace
Learning to sing: Following on from the picnic in the mountains, Maria teaches the children to sing with the city as the backdrop.
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Sound of Music Tour: The Horse Pond
Horse Pond: I Have Confidence
Maria sings on her way from the Abbey to meet the family.
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Sound of Music Tour: The Rock Riding School
Rock Riding School: The Festival
The venue for the Salzburg Festival. The Family sing So Long So Well just before they escape over the mountains.
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Sound of Music Tour: St Peter's Cemetery
The Cemetery
Although in the film the cemetery was in the Abbey, the inspiration was this cemetery in the city.
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Nonnberg Abbey
The Abbey where Maria was a postulate in real life. Used where the children try to persuade Maria to return and other scenes.
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Salzburg: Residenzplatz with Horse Hountain and Neue Residenz
Salzburg Residenzplatz
The large square in front of the Dom. At the centre is the Horse Fountain and is flanked by the Residenz Palace and the Neue Residenz.
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Salzburg Museum
Located in the Neue Residenz bordering Residenzplatz. Towering above is the famous Carillon. Permanent and temporary exhibitions .
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Salzburg Fortress
Dominating the Old Town it is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe. Fantastic views of both the city and the mountains.
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The Fortress Museums
Dominating the Old Town it is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe. Fantastic views of both the city and the mountains.
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Rupertinum
Based in the centre of the old town iit is the setting primarily for graphic art and photography. Also home to the Generali Foundation Study Centre
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The Toy Museum
Famous for its collection of antique toys. Younger visitors are encouraged to become actively involved.
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Haus Der Natur
Salzburg’s most popular museum presents nature at its most exciting. Something for everybody.
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Georg Trakl Memorial Site
The memorial site and research centre is based in Georg Trakl's birthplace in Salzburg.
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Stiegl Brauwelt
Visit the Stiegl Brewery and see how beer has been brewed for over 500 years! Also restaurant and bar.
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Michael Haydn
A small and cosy museum celebrating the music of Michael Haydn. Limited opening times.
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Stefan Zweig Centre
The Stefan Zweig Centre is a small museum housed in the impressive Edmundsburg. It concentrates on Stefans life and work.
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Hanger 7
This unique building at Salzburg Airport houses the Red Bull collection of planes, cars and racing bikes.
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Salzburg Kapitalplatz
The large square behind the Cathedral with an amazing view of the Fortress. In front of the fortress is the impressive Horse Pond.
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Salzburg Mirabell Gardens
The beautiful Mirabell Gardens featured in the Sound of Music, the garden is free and a joy to walk around.
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Salzburg Dom Quartier
Comprising The Dom, Residenz Palace and St Peter's Abbey. Covers 1,400 years of Salzburg History.
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Salzburg St Peters Abbey and Cemetery
Visit the beautiful abbey church of St Peters and the tranquility of the cemetery in front of the rock face of the Monschberg.
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Museum Der Moderne
Worth a visit just for the best view of Salzburg from the terrace in front. Use the Monschberg Lift.
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Mozart Residence
The house where Mozart lived after moving from Getreidegasse. The museum has his forte-piano and many original documents.
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Mozart Birthplace
No 9 Getreidegasse is the Mozart Birthplace Museum and is where he was born in 1756. One of the most visited museums in Austria.
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Salzburg Getreidegasse
Getreidegasse is the main shopping street with traditional clothes and designer shops in 12th century houses that seem to go back for ever!
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Sound of Music Tour: The Horse Pond
Salzburg Horse Pond
Dating from 1693 it is where they washed the parade horses belong to the Archbishops. Also a location for the Sound of Music.
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Salzburg Cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) is a beautiful Baroque building. Inside youe will find the baptisimal font where Mozart was baptised.
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Salzburg Alter Markt
Lovely square bordered by Medievel town houses. Here you will find Cafe Tomaselli, Konditorei Furst and the smallest house in Salzburg.
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Location Guides, Self Guided Tours and Events

People enjoying the Christmas Market in Residenzplatz in Salzburg
Salzburg Christmas Markets
If you are in Salzburg in the period from late November to Christmas then the magical Christmas Markets are a must.
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View of Berchtesgaden with Watzmann in the background
A Day Out in Bavaria
In less than an hour from Salzburg you could be in the Bavarian Alps. Visit Bertchesgaten or fantastic Lake Konigsee.
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A Day Out in the Salzkammergut
A great day trip from Salzburg is the Salzkammergut. A land of lakes, mountains and pretty villages.
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Salzburg Fortress
If you have a full day in Salzburg …
With a full day at your disposal what should you do to make the most of your time? Here pick out some of the best choices so you can take
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If you only have a few hours …
To make the most of your time in this beautiful city, we have listed the must see sights.
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People in traditional dress around table for Folk Singing
Things to do in Salzburg
Here you will find all the major concerts and other things to do in the City.
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Salzburg Lake District
The Salzkammergut. The land of Mountains, Lakes and wonderful towns like St Wolfgang and Halstatt.
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View of the Old City of Salzburg from the banks of the River Salzsach
Salzburg Main Sights
We have included a location map for all of the Main Sights in Salzburg. See for yourself at your own pace. Enjoy your day.
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Sound of Music: Location Guide
We have put together a guide that takes you around the Sound of Music locations in the City. Go on, its free!
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Other Useful Information

Travel Information
Important information about visiting and travelling in Austria. What to do in an emergency, driving and more.
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Salzburg Weather
The weather in Salzburg is notorious for its unpredictability. Here we give you a month by month view of what to expect and what to wear.
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Salzburg: The Krampus
At certain times of the year you will encounter monsters roaming the street. Don't worry, they are not real. Here's the story.
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