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Worlds 2019 Informations #7 - There And Back Again

by Josef Lemberger, Local Attaché

12th July 2019

Well, do you wanna visit other places in Austria? Try Salzburg– the old romans conquered the celtic settlement and called it Iuvavum. Because of the mined salt („Salz“) a lot of people got rich and 1000 years ago a hugh castle („Burg“) was built to secure the wealth of the archbishops.

There is a lot to do and to see, depends on your interests. Of course you can rely on different travel guides and make your own plans but I would suggest:

1.) Visit the medivial fortress/castle („Festung“) on the hill above the old city centre. You can take the cable car (up & down 8,80 € ) or you can take a walk. Quite steep, but not dangerous and of course impressive. On the way up and down you pass the famous STIEGL BRÄU BIER GARDEN. Relaxing, drinking beer from Salzburgs famous brewery, founded 1492, looking over the impressive old town.

2.) Red Bull Hangar-7: Red Bull expanded from Salzburg (Fuschl) to all over the world. Hangar 7 is an extraordinary building for different exhibtions such as Racing cars & motorbikes and rarities such as the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a North American B-25J Mitchell, a Chance Vought F4U-4 "Corsair" and a DC-6. The entrance is free!

Public transport (from the railwaystation) - use bus line 2 (stop Karolingerstraße) or bus line 10 (stop Pressezentrum)


3.) I think it‘s a piece of (film) history and worth going for it: The Sound of Music Tour! You‘ll some of Salzburgs famous places - Mirabell Gardens and the Pegasus Fountain (the dance scene with Maria and the children), Schloss Leopoldskron (in the film, the house where the family lived), Hellbrunn palace (singing scenes), Nonnberg Convent (where the young Maria was a novice) and in the lake district („Salzkammergut“) St. Gilgen / Wolfgangsee (opening scene of the movie) and Mondsee Basilica (wedding scene)

Starting point: Mirabellplatz; Different providers; prices about € 45,00

4.) An outstanding view: Untersberg – take the bus 25 (from the citycenter or the railwaystation) to St. Leonhard/Gröding to the valley station for the aerial passenger line/ropeway ("Untersbergbahn") up to the mountain "Untersberg" (1900m above sealevel) and enjoy a fantastic view in all direction (Ticket € 25,00) . You can also do some hiking up there or grab a beer and enjoy the view. I think Untersberg is a must!

If you already have a bus ticket for the central zone (24-hour-busticket) you have to pay additional € 2,70 to get to Grödig.

5.) If you are interested in history you make a trip to Berchtesgaden (right behind the german border) to see Hitlers famous"Adlerhorst"/eagle‘s nest (Kehlsteinhaus), this was his retreat with Eva Braun. Of course there is a informative museum and there are very good guided tours. Half day trip starting in Salzburg - € 58,00

Arrive at the trainstation, get your 24-hour-busticket for the Citycenter: Buy it from the busdriver (€ 6,40) or ticket machine (€  4,20) and dicover Salzburg on your own.

Saving money:

Definitly worth to grab is the „Salzburg Card“. You get special benefits and discounts such as free admission to tourist attractions and museums, free use of public transportation (incl. Festungsbahn funicular, Untersbergbahn lift, Mönchsberg lift, Salzach River Tour).

24 hours - € 29,00/ 48 hours - € 38,00/ 72 hours - € 44,00

Check out: https://www.salzburg.info/en

Travel informations:

The best way to get to Salzburg from Vienna would be taking the "Westbahn" https://westbahn.at/  There are trains between Vienna and Salzburg every half hours, for only € 33,50 per direction. With the "ÖBB" you have to pay the double. The Westbahn starts either at Praterstern, a station only two underground stations away from Jazzland, or at the Westbahnhof (also quite easy to reach from Jazzland, but will take you about 30 minutes to get there).

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