Visit the city of Mozart’s birth
Our H+ Hotel Salzburg is an ideal place to stay for business travellers, short-break holidaymakers or exhibition visitors. We are situated in an ideal location for the airport, which is approximately only six kilometres away. You can reach the exhibition grounds after two and a half kilometres. Just around the corner is the main railway station, which offers connections to major towns and cities in Austria and Germany.
Sightseeing and entertainment options accessible from the H+ Hotel Salzburg
You will find an excellent selection of restaurants and typical pubs within walking distance of our hotel. You can get to the Red Bull Arena and the Salzburg Arena in a journey time of approximately ten minutes. Sightseeing attractions such as the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its baroque architecture, the lively pedestrian precinct with numerous shops, the Mirabell Palace with its well-designed gardens and the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart can be reached by public transport and on foot.
Alternatively, you might wish to visit Salzburg Zoo, which impresses visitors with its enormous variety of species. You can also look forward to a visit to the Haus der Natur natural history museum, which offers a total of 40 show tanks, 56 terrariums, a space hall with diorama and a science centre as well as an exhibition room with minerals, a colourful exhibition on bird life and a modern junior science lab.
Haus der Natur natural history museum
The Haus der Natur, which is under a preservation order, is Salzburg’s interactive museum of natural history and technology. As well as the dinosaur hall and space hall, the Ice Age exhibition and the aquarium with 40 show tanks and regular feeding sessions are particularly impressive.
Start your excursions from the H+ Hotel Salzburg
Experience the world-famous festivals with classical music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and George Frideric Handel. With the Salzburg Card, you have free access to the city’s attractive museums, you can embark on an excursion by ship along the picturesque bank of the River Salzach and you can enjoy a free trip on the Untersberg mountain cable car.
One of the most popular excursion destinations in Salzburg is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. This is where you will find Austria’s highest peak, the Grossglockner, at a height of 3798 m. The Celtic village at Dürrnberg near Hallein introduces you to a turbulent history. The reconstructed settlement once inhabited by Europe’s Iron Age people vividly illustrates the way the ancient Celts lived and worked. In addition to excavations and typical wooden houses, you can visit the brine room, which deals with the history of salt production.
Places of interest near the H+ Hotel Salzburg
Old Town UNESCO heritage site
Salzburg’s Old Town has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. It is characterised by the facades of the burghers’ houses, the town squares and lanes, as well as magnificent churches. These include the impressive Salzburg Cathedral, with its elaborate main facade and 81 metre high towers. You will need about 25 minutes to walk to the cathedral from the H+ Hotel Salzburg.» Continue to Location & surroundings
Hohensalzburg Fortress - the city’s trademark
Covering an area of over 14,000 square metres, Hohensalzburg fortress is one of Europe’s biggest castles. The oldest parts date back to the 11th century. Magnificent regal rooms and the “Reisszug” railway were added around 1500. The fortress is a 30 minute walk or 20 minute drive from the H+ Hotel Salzburg.
Mirabell Castle with Baroque gardens
The Baroque complex at Schloss Mirabell is simply inspirational with magnificent structures such as the western court facade, the garden facade and the chapel. The gardens with “Heckentheater” or hedge theatre, rose gardens and orangery with palm house are definitely worth seeing. You’ll need around a quarter of an hour to walk there from the H+ Hotel Salzburg.
Mozart’s birth house with historic apartment
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born at Number 9 Getreidegasse in 1756. The house has been a museum since 1880, where you can see exhibits including musical instruments, momentoes and portraits as well as a burgher’s apartment from the time of Mozart. You can drive to the Mozart Houses in ten minutes from the H+ Hotel Salzburg.
Salzburg Zoo with “Zoo habitats”
Nestled in scenery characterised by a steep cliff face and hilly spurs, the 14 hectare Salzburg Zoo site is situated on Heilbrunn mountain. A grand total of 140 animal species live in a wonderful balance of plants and animals in “zoo habitats”. The drive to the zoo takes about 20 minutes from the H+ Hotel Salzburg.
The Sound of Music - a musical of a special kind
When the story of the von Trapp family was made into a film in 1965, the musical “The Sound of Music” became a worldwide hit. It is therefore no surprise that the new version of the musical is even more popular in many places. And honestly: What could be a better topic for a musical than the story of the von Trapp family choir, forced to flee to the USA during the interwar period?
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