Salzburg Austria Snow – Winter Weekend

Salzburg Snow Austria - Buy My Morning - Outside posing for a photo with Hohensalzburg Fortress behind us

The stunning setting of Salzburg, Austria and a beautiful spot for a winter stop … for solo travellers or couples. So heres some details from us about this awesome place.

Salzburg Austria Snow – Winter Weekend

Quick Links:
Salzburg City – A Short Winter Weekend Guide
Where To Stay In Salzburg City – Accommodation Tips
Where To Eat! Salzburg City

Salzburg City – A Short Winter Weekend Guide

We finally made the trip to Salzburg in February 2019 and we weren’t disappointed with a winter visit. Salzburg is one of the most iconic cities in Europe and its landscape is well known, so we wanted to get here and see it with beautiful white rooftops and navigate around in the icy conditions. Having only recently returned to Europe from Singapore, it was quite a drop in temperature.

Anyway here is what we recommend for top sights not to miss when visiting Salzburg:

Salzburg Fortress (Hohensalzburg Castle)

Dominating the skyline from the Festungsberg Hill and with a rich history dating back over a 1,000 years.

Take the Festungsberg tram from the bottom of the hill and go and check out this incredible landmark and learn about the importance of this site throughout the ages.

Without a ​doubt the number one attraction in Salzburg Austria.

Salzburg Cathedral

A Baroque Cathedral located in an enclosed square next to some of the other not to miss points (St. Peter’s Abbey and Salzburg Residenz).

The outside of Salzburg Cathedral may not be the grandest you’ve experienced, but we really do incourage you to go inside and witness how magnificient the interior is.

Mozarts Geburtshaus (birthplace)

Salzburg is the home of Mozart, and you are going to see a lot of monuments, plaques, themed cafes and museums when you visit this region.

This particular house (now a museum) is incredibly popular, with tourists all over the world coming to Salzburg to visit. On display are many of Mozart’s musical instruments owned throughout his life, and what he used when composing some of his most loved compositions.

It could be considered rude not to pay homage to Salzburg’s most famous resident. 

Salzburg Old Town & Getreidegasse

Here are two areas that you need to have a stroll around, both showing off really beautiful streets, outstanding architecture with an array of colours and designs.

These are also great areas to admire the sights or take some time to explore the shop or find a cafe and rest a little

Salzburg Snow Austria - Buy My Morning - View for outside Salzburg Hohensalzburg Fortress with the mountains in the background and birds flying towards the camera
Salzburg in the winter seems to look a lot like Mordor to me … “The Eagles are coming”
Salzburg Snow Austria - Buy My Morning - Another photo outside posing with Hohensalzburg Fortress behind us
Drop the camera set the timer and capture the moment together

Where To Stay In Salzburg City – Accommodation Tips

Luxury – Hotel Sacher Salzburg – An iconic classic Austria style hotel, set meters away from the water in the heart of the city.

Mid-Range – H+ Hotel Salzburg – Modern comfortable hotel next to the main station and walking distance into the centre of the city. Some additional spa & sauna perks here too! This is where we stayed and it suited what we needed.

Budget – ACHAT Plaza Zum Hirschen – A Hotel close to the centre set inside a beautiful traditional building. Minutes from the water and some popular cafe options close by.

Where To Eat! Salzburg City

Dinner – Bärenwirt – Incredible food and hospitality at this restaurant! Cannot recommend this place enough, it’s a must when you’re visiting Salzburg … maybe book in advance to avoid disappointment. Huge portions that go down great with a beer (or two). The Atmosphere is local, traditional and so warm.

Sandwich & Snacks – Backwerk – Whilst you on the move and need a quick stop for food this place is ideal. Seems to be really well priced and has some stalls for you to take the weight off your feet for a whilst you eat.

Cafe & Lunch – The Heart of Joy – Cute little stop for a coffee and a yummy Vegan inspired lunch. Great themed and staff really look out for their guests.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *