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How to spend: 48 hours in… Salzburg

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Stay

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the culture of the city, the chain H+ Hotel Salzburg is an affordable choice.

With the train station and baroque Old Town within walking distance, the main hotspots and sights are right on your doorstep. The hotel also offers a relaxing spa for visitors looking to unwind.

For olde world luxury, book the Hotel Bristol, located opposite Mozart’s former home, where marble, chandeliers and oil paintings will leave you feeling like royalty – if only for an evening.

Eat

Serving charcoal grilled steaks, fresh fish and local delicacies, The Glass Garden’s modern dining room is housed inside a giant dome.

Although a little on the pricey side, the eatery enjoys panoramic views across the city, and provides the perfect backdrop for special occasions.

During the day, stop off at a traditional Austrian coffee house for a sweet treat. Run by the same family for more than 150 years, you’ll find strudel, Sachertorte and many more pastries besides at Cafe Tomaselli.

Drink

Visit Austria’s oldest wheat brewery, Die Weisse, to try their iconic beer while sitting in the luscious beer garden, which is packed on sunny days with tourists and locals alike.

Or to see the city from a different perspective, stop by the Imlauer Sky Bar, where you can look over the Old Town and surrounding mountains while sipping on a glass of wine.

See

As a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Salzburg’s historic city centre caters to culture vultures looking to explore Austria’s history.

Wander through the downtown district, which is divided in two by the River Salzach, before stopping for a leisurely lunch.

Filled with rich architecture, baroque state rooms and stunning views, the DomQuartier is not to missed, before heading over to the infamous Hohensalzburg Fortress, the biggest fully preserved castle in Europe which attracts millions of tourists every year.

Next, visit either the Mozart Residence on Makartplatz or the Mozart Birthplace on the Getreidegasse, both now museums, where you can learn about the composer’s early life.