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Salzburg – the stage is set for a dream getaway

With direct flights to Salzburg so cheap, there’s no excuse to put your trip off any longer. This city is a popular destination with culture lovers, with an epic selection of some of the best music, art and five-star dining you’ll find anywhere in Europe. Salzburg Airport (SZG) is also well connected to the international traffic hubs of Dusseldorf, Brussels, Frankfurt, Berlin, London and Paris – making connections to destinations further afield incredibly easy. Many leading airlines operate flights through Salzburg, so you’ll have no trouble making the next leg of your journey. A flight this hub of festivities can be a great starting point for more extensive travel, with many holidaymakers using Salzburg as a staging point for their next outward journey. SunExpress brings travellers the chance to journey to this cultural centre throughout the summer with two flights daily throughout the week, and weekly flights throughout the winter.

The city provides the perfect venue for getaways and business trips alike, with an established exhibition centre, countless conference sites and an airport designed for maximum comfort and convenience. Book your flights to or from Salzburg today at prices you’ll love, only with SunExpress.

Short facts

Local time 16:41
Country: Austria
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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Salzburg – browse traditional stores and boutiques, or hit the designer labels

Salzburg is well known for its traditional factories that make up much of the old town. Here, you’ll find historic buildings and guild signs, a trademark of this iconic corner of the city centre. There’s plenty of opportunity for visitors to stock up on a memento or two while they stroll through these centuries-old streets. One of the most iconic experts of the city, praline, can still be bought from several of the historic stores in this region of the city. If you’re after something a little different, take some time to browse the old town and haggle over traditional costumes and garments, jewellery and accessories and other essential must-haves. There are more than 800 individual shops to discover here, so you’ll want to allow enough time to hunt out your favourites. There’s also massive markets to uncover, selling all kinds of wares from locally produced specialities to more exotic items. Once you’ve finished shopping, take a load off and indulge at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the city. If you’re after a more modern offering of stores, head to Europa Park, one of the biggest shopping arenas in Salzburg.

 

Explore the local culture

Salzburg prides itself as the stage of the world and it has certainly earned this title. At every turn, you’ll find stark reminders that this city is a keen contributor to internationally renowned art and culture. The Salzburg Festival is held every summer and is a highlight of the cultural scene of the city, attracting thousands of visitors from across the globe. The annual celebration is launched with Mozart Week, a classical music festival with an ever-changing schedule of performances. The city is also a hub of more contemporary culture, with the Salzburg Pentecost Festival another highlight. Operas, drama performances and musical concerts are just a few of the things to look forward to if you’re arriving during festival season. Even when visiting in the winter, you’re never short of things to do. The Winter Festival last six weeks and culminates in January. Here, international stars and world-renowned artists come together for a truly unique celebration.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The historic city centre of Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, earning the distinction back in 1997. There are countless things to add to your must-see list when visiting, but make sure that Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and the festival district are at the top of your list. If you need a little help meandering about the many landmarks, why not invest in a city tour?. Go by bus, bike or by foot for a unique perspective on this historic city. If you want to delve into the centuries-old heritage of Salzburg, there are many museums to explore. Public transport in the city is both reliable and affordable, with the Salzburg Card pass offering huge discounts and complementary travel on buses.

Awesome attractions for the whole family

In and around Salzburg, there’s countless attractions that will engage visitors of all ages. Those looking to explore the history of the region can marvel at ruined fortresses and other architectural relics, while nature lovers can head out on a chartered boat tour of the Königssee, a huge natural lake in nearby Germany. Salzburg makes the ideal starting point for hiking tours of the greater region.

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