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Salzburg is a picturesque Austrian city which sits nestled between the white peaks of the Alps. Imagine the cleanest, freshest air, rolling green hills and dramatic snow-capped mountains and you're close to imagining Salzburg. For skiing, holidays to Salzburg are an amazing choice, with 22 major ski regions in the area surrounding the city known as Salzburgerland.
A Salzburg Super Ski Card will give you access to the entire 2550km ski area, meaning you can pick and choose your ski resorts until you find the one you like best. For skiers and snowboarders, Salzburg is a gateway to some of the best ski resorts in the Alps.
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For skiers and snowboarders, Salzburg is a gateway to some of the best ski resorts in the Alps. And, even if your ski legs don’t need a day or two off the slopes, finding some time to explore the beautiful city itself would be the cherry on the cake.
From ski slopes to historical buildings and fairytale cobbled streets, this destination really does have it all. Book your flights to Salzburg with thomascookairlines.com, with or without skis, for a magical mountain holiday to remember.
Top 5 things to do in Salzburg
Obertauern Ski Resort
Among the Salzburg ski regions you'll find excellent all-rounder Obertauern, one of the highest Alpen ski resorts where good snow conditions are pretty much guaranteed from Nov to May. The area has around 100km of prepared pistes and 26 lifts, which can transport 48,000 - 49,000 people per hour.
Schmitten/Zell Am See
There's also popular Schmitten/Zell Am See which boasts the world's longest fun slope. This 1,300mski slope, with its tunnels and tight turns is something that has to be experienced. Alternatively, Zillertal has fantastic facilities for kids, including ski schools, snow tubing and snow discos.
Skiing and snowboarding
If you're more of a serious skier, Kaprun and Kitzbuehel offer some nail-biting black run skiing to challenge your skills and get your adrenaline pumping. Snowboarders are also taken care of, with the amazing Salzburg Sportwelt resort, which has numerous exciting board parks to choose from.
Fairytale-like Old Town
Salzburg city boasts an almost fairytale-like Old Town, with the prettiest examples of baroque, renaissance and Romanesque architecture. As a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the Old Town, with its winding narrow streets, chocolate-box squares and traditional shops and cafes, is well worth a wander.
Straddling the banks of the Salzach River, Salzberg is a masterpiece of ornamental bridges, elaborate cathedrals and churches, romantic architecture and beautiful town squares. For the best views of the pastel hued builds and fairy-story turrets, head out of the city on a mountain hike or cable car ride.
10 facts about Salzburg
Stunning Salzburg’s has one of the best-preserved historic city centres north of the Alps, which has rightfully been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mozart was born in Salzburg on 27th January 1756, into what is known as the ‘Hagenauer House’ at no. 9 Getreidegasse, where he lived with his sister and his parents until 1773.
You may want to try a Mozartkugel or two. These ‘Mozart balls’ were first created by local confectioner Paul Fürst, and contain marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate.
There are numerous Sound Of Music tours which take place around the city, so you can follow in the footsteps of Maria and the Von Trapp family. Singing optional, but most definitely encouraged.
Hangar-7 is a contemporary building open to visitors and is owned by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz. Visit to see historic aeroplanes and Formula One racing cars.
St. Peter’s Benedictine monastery and cemetery is the oldest north of the Alps. It’s the final resting place ot Mozart’s sister, Hayden and Solari.
The Salzburg gnome or dwarf garden is part of the Mirabell gardens in the heart of the city. Its statues with grotesque faces were actually real people, living at the court of the Prince Archbishop.
Salzburg used to be an independent country, but became part of the Austrian Empire in 1816.
The energy drink Red Bull actually originates from Salzburg, though it was based on a Thai drink Krating Daeng.
The Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) in Salzburg are Europe’s tallest waterfalls, reaching an impressive height of 380 meters.