Experience art & history in Salzburg

Your city trip during your holiday in the Salzkammergut

The history-charged and gorgeous city of Salzburg is only 20 minutes by car away from Mondsee and serves as the perfect excursion destination. For shopping, for a visit at the museum or just for sightseeing – Salzburg is always worth the trip. 

Mirabellgarten und Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg and Mirabell palace in Salzburg
Arts and culture in the historic city of Salzburg

Salzburg World Heritage 

In order to preserve Salzburg's world-famous cultural heritage the city is on UNESCO's list of World Cultural Heritages. Countless historic buildings and art treasures in Salzburg have always delighted guests from all over the world.

The baroque city of Salzburg is located on the River Salzburg and is considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful cities. The historic townscape is characterised by steeples and impressive historic buildings. 

Art & culture 

Salzburg has often been loathed by its famous artistic sons, but nevertheless they did leave great art gems behind. The city of Mozart offers guests a great variety of museums and music festivals. During the summer the whole old town vibrates with the music of the operas and with the plays during the traditional Salzburg Festival. Fans of classical music will enjoy audio indulgence over Easter and Whitsun. 

Shopping & entertainment 

The world-famous shopping mile, Getreidegasse, makes shopping dreams come true. Here boutiques, global brands and small traditional Salzburg shops are situated next to each other. Enjoy great shopping moments on Linzergasse, in the Neustadt district on the other side of the river, or at the shopping malls outside the city.

Salzburg's old town offers a great variety of stylish coffee houses and restaurants. Try typical Austrian dishes and do not miss out on the world-famous Salzburg dessert – Salzburger Nockerl.

Two Cineplexx cinemas show the latest blockbusters, and the alternative Das Kino cinema shows indie film from all over the world, usually with subtitles. 

Castle and fortress Hohensalzburg in the city centre
The fortress Hohensalzburg in the middle of the city

Experience nature in the middle of the city 

Both local mountains, Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg, serve as great recreational areas above the city's rooftops for locals and guests.

The huge parks in Hellbrunn, Salzburg Zoo as well as the Salzachseen's natural ponds in the north of the city, invite you to lovely breaks and strolls. If you want to feel like a local, find a spot on the Salzach riverside and sit for a while or take a walk along the river, one of the favourite excursion activities for a sunny day in Salzburg. 

At the 5-star Seehof Hotel on Lake Mondsee we of course provide you with further tips and information around your day trip to Salzburg and will help you organise the excursion according to your individual wishes. Just call us and make a reservation for your comfortable room in our wonderful bay on Lake Mondsee.