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Where to stay in Salzburg

Where to stay in Salzburg

Salzburg is the stuff that fairytales are made of. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 27 historic churches, not to mention loads of “Sound of Music” lore from the 1965 movie that was filmed here. Salzburg sits on the border between Austria and Germany, making day trips to Munich or Vienna very easy from a home base in Salzburg. The Alps are also a stone’s throw away, making Salzburg the perfect destination for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. To help you decide where to stay in Salzburg, we’ve rounded up some of the best Salzburg hotels as well as an overview of the various neighborhoods to choose from. Fortunately, Salzburg is relatively small, and very walkable, so no matter which Salzburg accommodation you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy all that Salzburg has to offer. We will cover off all types of Salzburg accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Salzburg hotels…
Where to stay in Innsbruck

Where to stay in Innsbruck

This capital city of Austria's Tyrol state is a winter wonderland and world-renowned for winter sports. However, the prime location in the Austrian Alps makes Innsbruck a wonderful summer destination as well. This is no small mountain village. Innsbruck is home to over 120,000 residents, meaning there is plenty to do, and many areas for you to choose from when seeking Innsbruck accommodation. Many travelers also choose to stay in smaller holiday villages outside of Innsbruck, which have public transportation into Innsbruck. Using our guide to hotels in Innsbruck, you can find the best area to stay in Innsbruck Austria. We will cover off all types of Innsbruck accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Innsbruck hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Innsbruck Austria, the best Innsbruck hotels, best places in Innsbruck to visit, the best places to stay in Innsbruck, hotels near Innsbruck attractions, Innsbruck…
Where to stay in Graz

Where to stay in Graz

Graz Austria is the second largest city in Austria, and capital of Styria province. As you are planning a visit to Graz, deciding where to stay is an important part of your Austria itinerary. Much of the beauty of Graz is in the architecture, which can be found throughout the city. In fact, Graz was the European Capital of Culture in 2003 and named a City of Design just a few years later. Rather than a bustling capital city to be checked off a list, Graz is a city to savor, a place to stay for as long as you can. With our guide to Graz accommodation, we can help you pinpoint the best area for tourists, with Graz hotels to fit every budget.  We will cover off all types of Graz accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Graz hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in…
Where to stay in Hallstatt Region of Austria

Where to stay in Hallstatt Region of Austria

Nestled in the Austrian Alps is a tiny village that has taken Instagram by storm. Hallstatt Austria is a UNESCO World Heritage site perched on the shore of Lake Hallstatt. While many travelers make this a day trip from Salzburg to Hallstatt, the real treat is to enjoy this area once the day trip travelers have gone home. Fortunately, there are a few Hallstatt hotels to select, many of which offer panoramic views of the Lake of Hallstatt. As Hallstatt is relatively small, with just a few hotels in Hallstatt, we’ve also included other options for where to stay near Hallstatt. The Salzkammergut region is full of quaint mountain villages, many of which lack the crowds you will see in Hallstatt. Keep reading to find the best place to stay in Hallstatt and the surrounding region. We will cover off all types of Hallstatt accommodation options from Hostels to luxury…
Where to Stay in Vienna

Where to stay in Vienna

Austria’s capital city, Vienna, is a wonderful place to visit with loads of art, architecture and history waiting to entertain you. With the Austrian Alps not far away, many travelers choose to combine the two and make a quick stop in Vienna before setting of on mountain adventures. I hear a lot of people asking if is Vienna safe, of course it is, as is anywhere in the world. You need to apply common sense, no matter where you are in the world. Don't little silly fears stop you from visiting this beautiful city. Whether you’re staying in Vienna one night or a few nights, there are plenty of hotels in Vienna, just make sure you choose the ideal location, which is an important first step in planning your trip. Neighborhoods in Vienna are called Bezirke and there are a total of 23. Generally, the numbering system starts with the…
Luxury Travel Guide to Vienna

Luxury Travel Guide to Vienna

Just the mention of “Vienna” will evoke images and sounds in your mind, maybe you’ll hear some distant strings of a classical composition, or an image of regal and majestic palaces and buildings, manicured gardens, or perhaps you picture cosy wine taverns or a plate of fresh Apfelstrudel with a mountain of cream on top. Whatever you imagine we can bring to life in our luxury travel guide to Vienna. We will indulge all your senses and show you around this classical metropolis, where many famous musicians such as Schubert, Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart have all walked through its very streets. These musicians also graced the many balls that are held in Vienna, in fact 450 balls take place annually in this Austrian Capital. You can even be the belle of the ball during the season that runs from New Year’s Eve until just before Easter! Vienna is the perfect…
The Best Way to See Salzburg in 2 Days

The Best Way to See Salzburg in 2 Days

Salzburg, the Austrian city flanked by Germany’s border in the middle of the towering peaks of the alps. Salzburg resembles a town from a childhood fairy-tale, filled with architecture from the medieval and baroque period, magnificent tree-canopied squares and the distant shadows of  the surrounding mountains. Salzburg is an ideal destination for a two-day getaway as the historic centre is small and compact and easy to explore on foot. The city is divided in two by the Salzach River with the historic centre, called Altstadt which means “Old City” in Austrian on one bank; and the more modern part of the city called Neustadt, meaning “New City” on the other bank. The historic city is recognised as a UNESCO heritage site and upon setting foot on the cobbled streets of the old town you’ll  immediately realise why; the beautiful architecture features well-preserved spires and domes that will whisk you away…
Best Day trips from Salzburg

Best Day trips from Salzburg

Salzburg in Austria may be associated as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and known for its exquisite museums like the DomQuartier Museum, but you will quickly discover that the city can offer much more than the many cultural institutions. Travellers looking for an active holiday should climb to the top of Mönchsberg (the climb starts in Salzburg Old Town!) and dining enthusiasts can get excited about the city’s countless cafes and the local breweries. Don’t forget, Salzburg is also a great hub for Austrian day trips. Here are our recommendations for the best Salzburg tours! Plan your trip to Austria Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Austria.  Need data for your trip to Austria? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out.…
15 Fabulous Things to do in Salzburg

15 Fabulous Things to do in Salzburg

Salzburg is an Austrian city along the German border near the Alps. Salzburg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, and is best known for having a well preserved city center. The small city is home to 27 churches and also happens to be the birthplace of Mozart. Of course, Sound of Music fans know Salzburg as many scenes of the iconic 1965 movie featuring Julie Andrews. With three universities, easy access to the Alps and Germany, there are many things to do in Salzburg. Here are a few of our favorites. Plan your trip to Austria Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Austria.  Need data for your trip to Austria? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't be…
Budget Travel Guide to Salzburg

Budget Travel Guide to Salzburg

Salzburg is known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as the setting and primary filming location for The Sound of Music. Yet, this only scratches the surface of what the enchanting Austrian city is really about. Salzburg has scenic views of the Central Eastern Alps and shares a border with the German province of Bavaria. Its well-preserved Old Town is full of incredible Baroque architecture, and its enormous, medieval fortress provides historical insights into the area. Although you may think of Salzburg as a large and busy city, it has a population of only 150,000 people. Since it’s a smaller city, it’s easily walkable and perfect for budget travellers looking to have a local experience. Salzburg may be a Central European city, but a trip there doesn’t have to be expensive. This budget travel guide to Salzburg, Austria will share with you some travel tips and tricks…