Salzburg is a small city in west Austria, by the border with Germany well known because of one of their most famous citizen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
In the summer of 2016 and 2017, I worked with Austrian students. They were doing their internship in the hotel that I worked in Iceland and I wanted to visit them and spend some days in the city and learn about the coffee scene in Salzburg.
To visit Salzburg you may need between two to three days and maybe a fourth to enjoy!
There are many churches, museums, a big castle and old buildings.
My trip started choosing a place to sleep and have a shower, cheap and close to the old part of the city to avoid to take public transport, which by the way is awesome and works with the precision of a Swiss watch.
My hostel was the Yoho hostel in Paracelsusstraße, just 3 minutes walking from Mirabellplatz and Mirabellgarten. A clean and nice hostel with 6 pax bedrooms, bar, kitchen, dining room, tours activities and a kind staff.
I started my first day buying the Salzburg Card (24h/48h) at the reception of the hostel, this card is awesome! Free travel on public transport, free entrance to all city attractions, free entrance to museums, discount on cultural events, funiculars and the boat tour on the river Salzach is for free.
A useful tip about this card is that you write the day and the time you start to use, I mean you can buy the card but the 24h or 48h starts when you write the time on the card.
So first make a visit plan to squeeze the card!
My city tour started at the Mirabell square, Mirabell garden, Mozart birthplace, Makart bridge, the pretty street Getreidegasse, Alter Markt, Domplatz, and Mozartplatz. I did the same tour at night with no tourist and totally empty streets.
I really recommend visiting the cafe and the restaurant at Sacha Hotel to jump back in time and try the Sacha cake with the world famous Vienna Coffee.
And the Confectionery Fürst to buy the original Mozart Chocolates!
But If you are interested in coffee, as I am… You should visit some cafes in Salzburg… but that is for the next Sunday!
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