Summer in Salzburg

Summer in the city of Salzburg

Known across the globe as one of the loveliest Baroque cities, with an exciting history, birthplace of and Place of residence of many well-known personalities. Visit the city of Salzburg, state capital of the federal state in Austria of the same name and walk in the footsteps of geniuses like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Christian Doppler. Those who holiday in the city of Salzburg, should definitely pay a visit to Hohensalzburg fortress which towers majestically on the Festungsberg mountain, to the playful and impressively designed Mirabell gardens and the Residenzplatz, next to Salzburg cathedral and the Residenzgalerie. In summer in particular you really can enjoy a stroll through the city and with a bit of luck you might even be amazed by the famous/infamous Salzburg "persistent rain".

A holiday in Salzburg

Cultural highlights in summer in the city of Salzburg

Everyone knows of the legendary event and ought to at least be there once when the ‚high society‘ of the cultural scene meet up in the summer at the Festspielhaus Salzburg. From mid July until the end of August the theatrical master performance of the popular play „Everyman“, moving operatic pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and many others and a variety of concerts, in different interpretations – lend a touch of culture to your summer holiday in Salzburg.

A singing novitiate and a horde of laughing children with the dreamy city and the area around Salzburg as the backdrop – this image will probably set you thinking of the internationally renowned film „The Sound of Music“ straight away. On the insightful Sound of Music bus tour you get to follow in the footsteps of the Trapp family in Salzburg, as you are chauffeured from one scene to another.

Culture & Events in Salzburg

Summer cycling holiday in Salzburg

For anyone who wants to enjoy activities during their summer holiday in Salzburg, the many cycle tours in the wonderful area around Salzburg are tempting. Get straight into cycling fun from the Hotel Königgut in Wals near Salzburg. An idyllic Alpine panorama, crystal-clear mountain lakes and lush Alpine pastures enchant every rider, tempting them into the lovely realm of Salzburger Land.

Salzburg's inner city area is also very easy to access via E-Bike. Use the lovely cycle path along the Salzach and take in the exciting sights and laidback cafés and restaurants in the Old Town.

Road riding, cycling & E-Bikes

Hiking and walking in Salzburg‘s Alpine realm

Give in to ‚wanderlust‘ and see the region of Salzburg at its loveliest – walk on the three mountains in the city, climb the nearby Gaisberg or the „magical mountain“, the Untersberg. The Untersberg creates a natural border between Bavaria and Salzburg and rewards with a breath-taking view into the distance.

Hiking in Salzburger Land

Family holiday in Salzburg

Be amazed by the mountainous backdrop of the Salzburg Alps with your family, taste fresh farmhouse bread from an Alpine inn with your children, enjoy the warming of sunshine on your shoulders as you hike, pet the animals in Hellbrunn zoo, enjoy the wonderful park facilities and gaze in wonder at the fun and refreshing water games at Hellbrunn Palace and much more – that is a family holiday in Salzburg!

Excursions in the area around Salzburg

The perfect location of the Hotel Königgut, slightly outside the city of Salzburg, makes it easy to get to the area around Salzburger Land. After a few minutes‘ drive you are on the motorway and it is then quick to get the desired hot spots and top sights in Salzburg and the surrounding area. Whether it is Lustschloss Hellbrunn and its extensive park area, Schloss Leopoldskron which is located at a picturesque pond and enjoys dreamy views to Hohensalzburg Fortress or a relaxing boat trip on one of the best known lakes in Austria, Wolfgangsee. There are so many sights to enjoy.

Top 8 excursion destinations

Schloss Hellbrunn von außen

Activities in the natural surroundings

You get to experience breath-taking forces of nature in the guise of inspiring waterfalls and rock formations during an impressive hike in Salzburger Land – for instance there is Liechtenstein gorge in St. Johann im Pongau and the traditional celebrations during an Alpine summer in Salzburg. Places that you can gaze in wonder at from a distance, or see as a challenging hike, the Untersberg and the Staufen, provide an interesting nature sensation for nature and hiking fans.

Relaxing moments in the Hotel Königgut

After action-packed days in the city of Salzburg during your holiday, sightseeing, strolling around or working, you definitely need some relaxation. And where better can you relax and unwind than in a lovely wellness area which has a sauna and relaxation areas. Heat is the key and this is included in the price of your wellness and holiday package in the 4-star Hotel Königgut. Enjoy a holiday for the senses.

Wellness area

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