City walks in Salzburg between nature and culture

Amazing tours through the city of Mozart

There are so many amazing and diverse options to explore and discover the city of Salzburg. Walks through Salzburg lead you on an unforgettable foray through the history of the city of Mozart, but also to many glorious natural monuments that might be fairly hidden from the naked eye. Your GMACHL team has collected a few suggestions for you.

Musical Salzburg city walks

Mozart. Haydn. Gruber. Salzburg’s musical tradition is and remains unrivalled. A tour leads to the most important sites of the city’s musical history in 33 stages. Look forward to three amazing routes, which you see in greater in detail at, with the following focal points:

  • Music before 1600 (red)
  • Music from 1600 to 1800 (orange)
  • Music after 1800 (brown)

Historical knowledge and several fascinating anecdotes are your companions on this city tour.

Cultural hiking trail Almkanal

The Almkanal is a marvel of medieval architecture and used to supply the city with water. It now runs through splendid nature accompanied by an eight-stage cultural hiking trail. This walk through Salzburg between Weidenstrasse und Georg v. Nissenstrasse is rich in natural and historical information. There’s a year-round surf wave to be found in the centre of this popular local recreation area.

Literary walk

Music aside, literature also plays an important role in Salzburg. 22 stages, once again divided into three routes, provide an introduction to the city’s writers:

  • Literature before 1800 (red)
  • Literature from 1800 to 1950 (orange)
  • Literature after 1950 (brown)

These walks through Salzburg with an extended detour onto the Mönchsberg invite you to retrace fascinating literary steps in the historic city centre. Find an exact description of all stages and the route plan at

Salzburg's paintings

One of the more extensive Salzburg walks leads to the city’s most important galleries and churches. This extended Salzburg walking tour with a refreshing trip up to the city’s mountains introduces you to the major paintings from the city’s illustrious history. Among your stops are the Residenz Gallery and Salzburg Museum, but also the Museum of Modern Art atop the Mönchsberg. Find more information and the route plan at

Architechture and sculptures

The numerous churches and secular buildings that accompany your Salzburg walks display impressive architecture and artistic sculptures. Experience the city’s history in a slightly different way with detours to the early Roman period – find a full overview of the four routes (from Romanticism to Historicism) with a total of 31 stages at

41 Natural monuments throughout the entire city

The final Salzburg walk is completely DIY as a whopping 41 breathtaking natural monuments await you – on both sides of the Salzach river, in almost every district. There’s a full list and the map with all monuments at German speakers can also learn more about the history of the individual natural sites, which is more than merely impressive.

No matter which one of the Salzburg walks you pick, you’ll certainly love them. After your tour you return to our Romantik Hotel GMACHL for your very own indulgence and comfort programme – such as a “fondue chinoise” at the GMACHL restaurant – available every Saturday, Sunday and Monday in autumn on pre-order. Have you already requested a non-binding offer?

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