Best Things To Do In Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg Cathedral in Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg, Austria. Photo by Enis Mehmeti from Pexels

When people think of the small central European nation of Austria, the snowy mountainscape of the Alps and the city of Vienna often come to mind. Still, there’s a less talked-about city that is also worth visiting if you’re interested in enjoying a fascinating and charming short trip in Europe. Here are the best things to do in Salzburg, Austria.

Mirabell Palace

While you may fall in love with this historic castle given its stunning architecture and perfectly manicured gardens, what makes Mirabell Palace all the more interesting is that it was a major filming location for several important scenes in the classic film The Sound of Music. This makes Mirabell the perfect place to enjoy a day of tranquil sightseeing and reminiscing of classic cinema.


If you love aircraft and funky architecture, then there’s no better place to visit than Hangar7. Owned by Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz, this aircraft hangar is also home to an array of Formula 1 cars and two cocktail bars.

St Peter’s Abbey and Catacombs

Free to enter, this is not just a must-visit location due to its affordability. If you enjoy visiting scary places, then consider stopping by the creepy graveyard adjacent to St Peter’s Abbey, which happens to be the oldest in Salzburg.