Long Weekend in Salzburg


From the Mirabell Gardens to Hellbrunn Palace and back to the Old Town: walkers get their money's worth in Salzburg.
In the early morning, the view of the stone backdrop of the Old Town from the Pegasus Fountain in the magnificent baroque garden of Mirabell Palace is particularly impressive. This gift of love from Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau to his lover Salome Alt is a special place of power and the Mirabell Garden an oasis of peace. In the palace itself, the Raphael Donner Staircase, which leads to the Marble Hall, perhaps the most beautiful registry office in Austria, is impressive, while outside the door dwarves peek through the bushes in Europe's most famous and oldest dwarf garden and the Orangery or the Heckentheater invite you to take a stroll.

Impressive architecture and gardens

The walk leads out of the garden, past the Landestheater and the birthplace of Herbert von Karajan to the Salzach. Here you should definitely stop at the
"Café Bazar" over a late breakfast - or an early lunch - enjoy the view of the city and then travel by car, bus or a carriage to Hellbrunn in the south of Salzburg. For more than 400 years, Hellbrunn Palace has delighted visitors with its impressive architecture, expansive gardens, large ponds, unique water features and a wow-effect mechanical theatre. Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus planned the pleasure palace in the 17th century as a place of pleasure and recreation - and to this day it is the epitome of baroque joie de vivre.

Special views
A visit to the "Gasthaus zu Schloss Hellbrunn", where fine classics are on the menu, is also part of the pleasurable time out. If you are good on foot, you should take the Hellbrunner Allee via Freisaal Palace on your way back to the city. Here, too, hikers are rewarded with special views as well as a culinary stopover at the "Greißlerei" in the Gwandhaus, where sun loungers invite you to relax and enjoy the view of the Tennengebirge mountains for free.

On the trail of art
Art is omnipresent in Salzburg, but the extraordinary awaits those interested in the "Walk of Modern Art". From the Balkenhol Mozartkugel on Kapitelplatz to Erwin Wurm's cucumbers, there are many things to discover. The walk makes you hungry, so a visit to the traditional "Blaue Gans", the "Gasthof Goldgasse" or the elegant "The Glass Garden" will help - you are spoilt for choice here.


Southern market life and mountains for every taste. Where do you meet all of Salzburg on Saturday morning? At the Grünmarkt, of course. No matter how much the world may have changed, the faction of epicurean connoisseurs remains true to their love of good food and drink. And this love needs markets. A feast for all the senses awaits the culinary stroller, because good taste is at home at Salzburg's Grünmarkt, market stories and cooking tips included.

See and be seen
One strolls across Universitätsplatz, past the Kollegienkirche in the direction of Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse to the Festspielhaus - and is amazed. But the Grünmarkt is also a marketplace of vanities, a place to see and be seen, a game that many Salzburgers enjoy taking part in. The sausage stand also plays an important role here - not a fast-food temple, but a small, quick, regional treat from the steaming cauldron for everyone.

Indulgence tips
Whoever looks from the opulence of the offer to the impressively simple façade of the Kollegienkirche, which determines the course of the sun on the square, feels a piece of southern lifestyle. For those who don't have a stove in Salzburg on which to cook with the delicacies of the market, the inns have plenty to offer. You should start with an aperitif at "Sporer" in Getreidegasse - classic with the famous house blend or summery-innovative with Sporer Bitter. Herr Leopold" offers the (almost) best coffee in town and spicy snacks, the "Schatz Konditorei" has a lusciously sweet selection and great quality, "Azwanger" on Grünmarkt tempts with Salzburg tapas and the "Herzl" restaurant with fine food. The afternoon belongs to the Stadtbergen.

City walk
The Kapuzinerberg and the Mönchsberg are great places for city hikers - art, nature and postcard motifs included. Small castles, villas, old fortifications, meadows, forests, city and alpine panoramic views await you on the Mönchsberg, silence, special views and insights and many an animal guest on the Kapuzinerberg remain unforgettable. Culinary memories can be taken home from the restaurant "Ikarus" in Hangar-7 or from the restaurant "Brunnauer". Both are perfect places for evening enjoyment.


A short detour to Max Reinhardt and a declaration of love to Salzburg by Karl Lagerfeld.
Salzburg is one of the most cyclist-friendly cities in Austria. Consequently, exploring the city of Mozart on a bike is highly recommended. For example, with Fräulein Maria's Bicycle Tours, which have not only famous, but also many hidden sights in the program. While cycling by, you will pass the Pferdeschwemme (horse pond), the Festspielhaus (festival hall), look at the fortress, dive into the coolness of the Neutors and arrive at Leopoldskron Castle. In 1918 Max Reinhardt, the co-founder of the Festival, bought it, and so the castle and the enchanted park are also something like the birthplace of the Salzburg Festival. Today it is a unique event location on a beautiful pond and also an overnight accommodation with a lot of history.

Lunch at Hangar-7
For lunch you could stop at the "Hangar-7 Outdoor Lounge" and eat the delicacies from the grill with a view of the airport tarmac and the mountains. Back in the city, you can stroll through Salzburg's "Durchhäuser", take a detour to St. Peter's cemetery with its extraordinary resting places, admire the modern cross and the new design in the collegiate church or rest on the lounge chairs around the Fischkalter fountain in the courtyard of the collegiate church.

Coffee break
At the nearby Domplatz you think you can hear the shouts of Everyman, but today only the mighty cathedral itself watches over the square. There is still time for a coffee with cake, a delicious currant ice cream under the trees in the kiosk of the "Café Tomaselli" or for a Einspänner with Mozartkugel in the "Café-Konditorei Fürst", the birthplace of the famous sweet ball. Still in the mood for the equally famous Salzburger Nockerl? Then the "S'Nockerl im Elefant" in the Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse would be recommended. "I love Salzburg. I have always loved Salzburg. This area is one of the most beautiful corners of Europe," said fashion czar Karl Lagerfeld when he presented Chanel's Métiers-d'Art collection at Schloss Leopoldskron in 2014. And there is nothing more to add to Karl the Great.

Walks / Excursions
Miss Maria's Bicycle Tours
Walk of Modern Art
ISSUE IN Falstaff No. 04/2020

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