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The Mozart City of Salzburg

It is world famous, popular and well visited. The birth city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is only a 20 minute drive from the Mondsee and welcomes you with art, culture and many sights to see. Mozart chocolates, Mozart rubber ducks, Mozart ice cream: there is nearly nothing without the portrait of the great son of the city on it. One of the most popular museums in Austria is Mozart’s birth house in the Getreidegasse. Numerous originals, portraits and a reconstructed townsman’s apartment invite you to travel back to the 18th century.

Centre of art and culture

Start your cultural journey through Salzburg in Schloss Mirabell - the marble hall in the castle is world famous. Then stroll straight to the Baroque Mirabell-Lustgarten (Mirabell gardens) in the city centre. In the actual cultural highlight of the city, the Domquartier, you will be amazed by the splendour and art. In the cathedral square you can walk in the tracks of the “Jedermann” (Everyman), whilst you take a look at the Salzburg Fortress. Learn about the imposing fortified castle, which towers high above the city and enjoy the unique 360° panorama. At the House of Nature, there is a lot to see and do for both children and adults, then just do some shopping in the Getreidegasse before you decide to call it a day.

Summer Highlight - The Salzburg Festival

From the 21st of July to the 30th of August, the city of Salzburg is once again transformed into the cultural centre of the world. The new director Markus Hinterhäuser is a breath of fresh air for the Salzburg Festival. Some changes, amongst others, the world famous “Jedermann” play, is already causing a stir. Look forward to four plays and five opera productions. Among them a Mozart opera with an original ensemble. Furthermore “Aida” by Guiseppe Verdi will also be performed. The director snapped up the successful couple: Riccardo Muti am Opernpult and Anna Netrebko for this performance. Bettina Hering is the new Theatre Manager of the Salzburg Festival.

Something a bit further out, but definitely worth a visit

In the south of the city are many more excursion highlights and sights to see, which should not be missed. At Salzburg Zoo, you can marvel at over 400 local and exotic animals. At Hellbrunn zoo, the living quarters of the animals have been recreated appropriate to the species. Next to here is Castle Hellbrunn and the playful water fountains. The castle is an attraction all year round, the water fountains are especially fun on a hot summer days. Hangar-7 is not a  conventional tourist attraction in Salzburg. It is a mixture between event location, aeroplane museum and home to top international chefs. Enjoy the unique atmosphere, experience top gastronomy and look out through the imposing glass.

Summary of our Salzburg highlights


Mozart’s birth house

walk the tracks of the son of Salzburg


Castle Mirabell and Mirabell gardens

splendour, architecture and greenery


Domquartier (Minster quarters) and cathedral square

centre of art and culture in the city centre


Fortress Hohensalzburg

History and an awesome panoramic view


House of Nature and Getreidegasse

interesting facts and an eventful shopping experience


Salzburg Festival in summer

world famous stars and top performances


Hellbrunn Castle and water fountains

a wonderful castle in the south of the city


Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn

up to 400 different local and exoctic animals


Hangar 7

architectural masterpiece with museum, top restaurants and a lot of style

It only takes about 20 minutes to get from Mondsee to the world famous city of Mozart. Plan a trip to the city of Salzburg and be prepared for art and culture of the highest ranking, a lot of nature “in” the city and a fashionable shopping and sightseeing experience. For more information, details and support in your planning, simply come and see us at the reception of the Iris Porsche Hotel & Restaurant.

Our team will be more than happy to offer any help and advice and answer any possible questions which you may have. Contact us now, send us a non-binding enquiry or book your room online.




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