Salzburg Small-Group Introductory Walking Tour with Historian Guide

Summary

This 2.5-hour walk starts with an exploration of Salzburg’s Burgher Town with its narrow, crooked little streets and the unique passage ways of the so-called ' Getreidegasse'  Salzburg’s commercial centre still remains intact in its medieval charm contrasting the great spacious Baroque squares of the district where the Archbishops presided over the city in their Residence. We pass by Mozart’s Birthplace and the Festival Halls before we reach the monastery of the Benedictines called St. Peter – dating back to 696 AC. Along with stories of Salzburg’s medieval salt commerce and medical innovations, we follow the childhoods of Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart as well as the life story of the great second musical son of the city, the composer, Michael Haydn. By the end of the walk, visitors know our local customs and traditions, our cultural and political history, and our enviable musical heritage. Last but not least, you will learn the true story of the global movie classic The Sound of Music's Trapp family, one of the authentically great refugee tales of the second world war.

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2 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

During this 2.5-hour introductory tour with a personable and expert local historian, you explore Salzburg's historic city center with its array of preserved Medieval and Baroque buildings, learning about the salt commerce, musical history, local culture and tragic war years of this charming town. You visit the Benedictine St. Peter′s Abbey in the oldest part of the city. Our guide also gives you a lively knowledge of Mozart's and his sister's childhood in Salzburg and the fascinating true story of Trapp family singers from the global film classic The Sound of Music, one of the authentically great refugee tales of the Second World War.

What’s included?

  • 3-hour walk through the historical center of Salzburg

  • Professional scholarly guide

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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The guides at Insight Cities are a network of local historians in Europe, mostly with MA and PhD-level degrees. As brainy guides, we look for the crucial detail, the vital, quirky fact that illuminates local cultures while also revealing global contexts. We care passionately about good storytelling and good hosting and crafting engaging tours that reveal centuries of history to you in insightful ways. We’re proud to have helped thousands of travelers to get the most from their time in our wonderful cities.

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