Apart from Vienna, Salzburg is Austria’s most visited city of culture. Embedded between its local mountains, Mönchsberg, Kapuzinerberg and Gaisberg, this jewel of a city captivates its visitors. Narrow winding alleys interacting with imposing buildings, like the Fortress Hohensalzburg or the Cathedral shape the appearance of the baroque city. Romantic people enjoy the fanciful backdrop of the Pleasure Palace of Hellbrunn and the extensive baroque gardens of the Palace of Mirabell. The uniqueness of Salzburg, which is often called “the only Italian city north of the Alps” won this jewel the award of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1997.
The Mozart City is not only the birthplace of its most famous son – the house where Mozart was born stands in Getreidegasse - but also has a lot to offer for lovers of arts and culture. The Salzburg Festival with its wide range of opera, drama and concert performances is world famous. The timeless classic „Everyman“ may justly be considered one of the best known stage plays in the German-speaking countries.
Salzburg’s culture, its artists and its history have shaped the beauty of the city at the fringe of the Alps. Not least, the picturesque landscape with its lakes and mountains contributes to the positive attitude towards life in this city. You may already start looking forward to spending some days in Salzburg.
Active recreation in Salzburg
Whether on a mountain bike through the Salzburg mountains, hiking and climbing in the Alps, swimming in the numerous lakes of the Alpine foothills or skiing in one of the largest winter sports regions in Europe – the closeness to nature prepares the ground for a wide range of excellent sports opportunities. There is hardly another city of this size that offers as many green areas and open spaces, as well as walkways and cycle paths. The local mountains of Salzburg provide the opportunity to go hiking and enjoy nature, only a stone’s throw from the Old Town.
By the way, Salzburg was elected Austria’s bicycle-friendliest city. The Eco-Suite Hotel also lives up to this prestigious attribute. Being a green city hotel, it offers its guests rental bicycles and e-bikes for exploring the city. Via the picturesque Salzach cycle path, which runs right past our doorstep, you reach the Old Town in 10 minutes.
Salzburg, a city of cultural diversity
The Salzburg Festival as the unique flagship of the culture region attracts every summer celebrities and culture lovers alike to the festival district. However, also during the rest of the year there is a wide range of art and culture to be enjoyed: The Residence displays its outstanding works of art, the Museum of Modern Art on Mönchsberg presents contemporary art of world renown in an extraordinary architecture towering high above the roofs of the Mozart City. There is hardly another town in Austria that is as rich in museums, galleries and ateliers. Friends of the performing arts enjoy classics and avant-garde, comedy and cabaret, experimental theatre on numerous stages of any size from Shakespeare to poetry slam.
Shopping, Nightlife und Culinary Delicacies
Attention gourmets! No other Austrian federal province can boast more award-winning chefs than Salzburg. From time immemorial, Salzburg has been one of the most important junctions between North and South Europe, ancestral seat of the Prince Archbishops and rich baroque city and can thus look back on a longstanding tradition of hospitality. The city is not only home for the classical Austrian coffee house, but also for Italian flair, hearty simple fare of the Alpine region, beer gardens and progressive fusion cooking of international style.
Shopping in Salzburg leaves no wishes unfulfilled. Getreidegasse, at the heart of the Old Town, features fashion of outstanding international designers as well as arts and craft from the region. The Old Town offers, on either side of the river, a unique shopping experience in a historical ambience. Friends of top modern shopping centers will find their choice at Europark, one of the ten biggest shopping malls in Austria, and at the Designer-Outlet, which with its more than 100 stores of international fashion flagships will make the hearts of fashion victims and bargain hunters beat faster.
Fancy some nightlife? You can finish your vacation day in one of the many bars, pubs or clubs in the Old Town. From the solid cocktail to demanding sound for discerning jazz freaks to dancing through the night in a club, the Mozart City can cater for any taste.
Salzburg for visitors to trade fairs
Due to its favorable geographic position, Salzburg has proved its worth also as a location for trade fairs. One reason is the easy accessibility, be it by plane, train or car. In the neighbourhood of the Trade Fair Center lies the Eco-Suite Hotel Salzburg, which means that you find an unproblematic accommodation if you want to attend a trade fair. You can park your car at our hotel free and after a few minutes’ walk you will arrive at the Trade Fair Center.
You are already planning your visit to Salzburg? Book your room at the Eco-Suite Hotel Salzburg now or send us a non-binding inquiry!