The best way to maximise your time in Salzburg and see as much as you possibly can within a short time frame (and with a few sizely discounts!) is to purchase the Salzburg Card. Due to almost all of the sights and attractions on this itinerary can be visited for free with the card.
If you would like more information about the Salzburg card, visit their website: http://www.salzburg.info/en/sights/salzburg_card
Fortress Hohensalzburg (Salzburg Castle)
One of the most popular attractions to visit in Salzburg is the Salzburg Fortress. The fortress it is spectacular, but once you arrive at the top the views get even better! Entry to the Salzburg Fortress is free with the Salzburg card; you have a free return ride on the cablecar up to the top, and in addition, you have free access to the Salzburg Fortress Museum AND the World of Marionettes museum (which are definitely worth a visit!).
Nonnberg Abbey is the oldest nunnery north of the alps and it was this abbey in particular that inspired the abbey Maria was from in the Sound of Music film. If you are a die-hard Sound of Music fan and you are dying to see Nonnberg Abbey, it is a long and steep walk down from the Salzburg Fortress.
DomQuartier Salzburg (Salzburg’s Cathedral Quarter)
A short walk from the Salzburg Fortress is Salzburg’s cathedral quarter complex, which includes the Salzburg Residenz Palace, Residenz Gallery, Cathedral Museum, St Peter’s Abbey and the Salzburg museum, which are all worth a visit especially if you’re a museum fanatic! A highlight of the DomQuartier is the 360 views of Salzburg from the top! A great photo opportunity!
Wander through the streets and squares of Salzburg
Take some time in your busy itinerary to wander the streets and squares exploring the beautiful architecture Salzburg has to offer!
Last but not least – enjoy your dinner at St. Peter´s Stiftskeller.
St. Peter’s Stiftskeller
Rumoured to be Central Europe’s oldest restaurant at 1200 years old, the Stiftkeller is built within the walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Serving delicious meals made with locally-sourced ingredients such as freshly-caught trout and regional vegetables, it is not only one of the oldest but one of the best. The restaurant also offers a ‘Mozart dinner’—an evening that transports patrons back to the 1700s with historical food served by candlelight and music performed by the graduates of the Mozarteum University-Salzburg.