Diverse activities in Salzburg

Old town and new town

Golden carriage with two horses in front of the castle

Baroque history

Among other things, the entire old town and the new town of Salzburg have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. With its location next to Mirabell Palace in the Neustadt district, the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg is the ideal starting point for exploring the city's cultural treasures. You can easily reach many of the attractions on foot from here. For example, the Getreidegasse with its picturesque through-houses and the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the city's most famous son.

The Cathedral Square with St. Mary's Column and Salzburg Cathedral is also close by. In addition to the mighty baroque church, the DomQuartier also includes the Old Residence, St. Peter's Monastery and five associated museums.

Statue of Mozart on Mozartplatz

Shopping and culture

During a stroll through the city, you should also pay a visit to Mozartplatz with the Mozart monument, the Alter Markt with the Floriani fountain and the small town hall square.

If you would like to learn more about the city's history, you can visit the Museum of Art and Cultural History in the Neue Residenz or take part in a city tour: A romantic horse-drawn carriage tour or a boat trip on the Salzach is the most beautiful. Another highlight is Hellbrunn Palace on the southern edge of the city.


Thanks to its location on the edge of the Alps, Salzburg is also the perfect vacation destination for excursions into nature: for example, the Berchtesgadener Land region on the German side and Lake Wolfgangsee on the Austrian side. A boat trip on the beautifully situated lake is a wonderful experience in summer or in the run-up to Christmas. A 27-kilometre circular route and the ferry between St. Wolfgang and Abersee offer tours of varying lengths.

The very clear water with a visibility of up to 10 meters also makes the lake popular with divers. Attractive diving areas include the Franzosenschanze, Fürbergbucht, St. Gilgen and the Falkensteinwand, which also serves as a climbing wall and is one of the world's highest cliffs from which people jump, with a jump height of up to 28 meters.

View over the lake in the sunshine

Interesting museums

Museum of Modern Art

In addition to all its baroque splendor, Salzburg also has a very modern side. The Museum der Moderne , for example, houses paintings and sculptures from the 20th and 21st centuries. The building itself, with its purist clarity and glazed staircases, is a modern work of art by architects Hoff and Zwink.

Woman looking at a white sculpture of a woman


Hangar-7 at the airport is a total work of art of a different kind. This extraordinary building houses a collection of historic Flying Bulls aircraft. The imposing glass roof also conceals an art exhibition which, depending on the weather and time of day, unfolds its special effect in different light. Gourmets will get their money's worth in the local restaurant Ikarus, as monthly changing guest chefs from all over the world invite you on a culinary journey.

Detailed view of a wooden aeroplane

Porsche Erlebniswelten and Lokwelt

You can also marvel at hands-on technology in the Lokwelt in Freilassing or in the Ferdinand Porsche Erlebniswelten fahr(T)raum in Mattsee.

Detailed view of the steering wheel of a classic car

House of nature

Another special attraction in Salzburg is the House of Nature. The interactive museum for science and nature includes a science center with physical and technical experiments, an aquarium with fascinating underwater landscapes, a reptile zoo and an exhibition on the subject of "Man and his body".

Woman standing under an aquarium tube with a shark swimming above her

Opening hours

Salzburg's museums    |    When is what open?

Museum of Modern Art

Opening hours Mönchsberg

  • Monday: Closed*
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Opening hours Old Town (Rupertinum)

  • Monday: Closed*
  • Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

* open on public holidays and during the Easter, Whitsun and summer festivals from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Porsche Worlds of Experience
  • Monday: Closed*
  • Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


24.12 & 31.12. open until 1 p.m.
25.12. & 26.12. & 1.1. closed

* open on public holidays and during the vacation season

Locomotive world
  • Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
House of nature
  • Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Last admission: 4:30 p.m.

24. Dec until 4 p.m.
25. Dec closed


into nature

The city mountains such as the Kapuzinerberg or the Kühberg are ideal for short hikes from the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg. To the southwest of the city lies the 1973-metre-high Untersberg, which you can easily reach by cable car. To the west lies the Hohe Stauffen and even further south the Salzburg Limestone Alps. It is around 60 kilometers to the fascinating ice cave of the Eisriesenwelt Werfen.

Other attractive excursion destinations include the Hallein Salt Worlds, the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine or the Old Salt Works in Bad Reichenhall, which provide impressive information about the history and significance of the "white gold". Get to know a beautiful city in fantastic surroundings and spend the night in all comfort at the new HYPERION Hotel Salzburg!

Mine in Berchtesgaden

Castles and churches

Hellbrunn Palace

The 17th-century pleasure palace in Mannerist style, with its extensive parks, famous Renaissance trick fountains and avenues, is a listed building. Visit the magnificent palace rooms with the permanent exhibition or take a guided tour of the unique water features. They include grottos, sculptures, water machines, fountains and a mechanical theater. Part of the park is now used by Salzburg Zoo.

Hellbrunn Palace with a unicorn statue in the foreground

Hohensalzburg Fortress

majestic landmark

Hohensalzburg Fortress towers high above the old town. It covers around 14,000 square meters, making it one of the largest castles in Europe. In addition to the outer grounds, the fortress museum, the Rainer Regiment Museum and the Marionette Museum invite you to take a tour. The fortress is a 20-minute walk from the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg. The fortress cable car is worth taking for the ascent.

Hohensalzburg Fortress in the sunshine

Mirabell Palace

Baroque ensemble with garden

It is only a few steps from the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg to the baroque Mirabell Palace and its gardens, which are a World Heritage Site. Particularly worth seeing are the State Hall, the Georg Raphael Donner Staircase, which extends over two floors, and the palace chapel. However, the highlight of the grounds is the Mirabelle Garden with its various sections, the Orangery and the Palm House.

The HYPERION Hotel Salzburg in the city center, just 800 meters from the main train station. Your accommodation in Salzburg in the Palais Faber is located opposite the Kongresshaus Salzburg and almost directly next to Mirabell Palace. The historic center on the other side of the Salzach is a five to ten-minute walk away. The journey from the airport takes around 20 minutes by cab.

Gardens with fountain at Mirabell Palace

Salzburg Cathedral

episcopal splendor in the DomQuartier

The monumental, baroque Salzburg Cathedral with its mighty dome, marble façade and two towers is visible from afar. The impressive building, in which Mozart was baptized, is part of Salzburg's "DomQuartier", which also includes the Alte Residenz and several museums. It is about a quarter of an hour's walk from the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg.

Salzburg Cathedral with fountain

Nonnberg Benedictine Abbey

Monastery with a long tradition

The Benedictine abbey of Nonnberg on the Festungsberg is the oldest Christian women's monastery in the world that has been used without interruption. Including the late Gothic collegiate church, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an important collection of manuscripts, Gothic paintings and figures. It is a 25-minute walk or 15-minute drive from the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg.

Benedictine abbey with a red roof

Opening hours

Castles and churches    |    When is what open?

Hellbrunn Palace

23. March April 30/ October 01 November 3

  • 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Last admission: 4:30 p.m.

01. May June 30/ September

  • 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Last admission: 5:30 p.m.

01. July August 31

  • 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Last admission: 6 p.m.
Hohensalzburg Fortress

01. January April 30/ October 01 December 31

  • 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

01. May September 30

  • 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    (Museums, Fürstenzimmer, Magic Theater 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.)

Advent weekends & Easter:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Please note: On December 24, the inside areas of the fortress close at 2 p.m.

Mirabell Palace
  • Monday - Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m

Marble Hall:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Friday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Mirabell Gardens:

  • Monday - Sunday: from 6 a.m.


  • Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Salzburg Cathedral

01. January end of February/ November

  • Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday/ public holiday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

01. March - July 31/ September 01 - October 31/ December

  • Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday/ public holiday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.


  • Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday/ public holiday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Nonnberg Benedictine Abbey

open all day

Closed between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. depending on the season/ darkness


in Mozart's footsteps

The Getreidegasse invites you to stroll through its ornate passageways. Discover traditional businesses, stores and galleries or take a break in an inn. House no. 9 is home to Mozart's birthplace, one of the city's attractions. The museum displays Mozart's home, instruments and documents from his life. It is about a ten-minute walk from the HYPERION Hotel Salzburg.

Detailed photo of a shop window in the Getreidegasse
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