Any complete visit to Austria has to include a few days in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Salzburg is obviously known for being the birthplace of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but the city offers much more for travellers including families with young children. Being outside in Salzburg in the Winter means you need to be warmed up with good clothes. Once you’ve passed the low temperature, you will be mesmerised by the beauty of this popular Austrian city not so far from Munich. So what are the things to do in Salzburg?

Therefore we have done the hard work for you, and researched the Best Salzburg Attractions for your Kids.


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1. Haus der Natur – House of Nature

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This museum dedicates 7,000 m2 to animals. Discover a great aquarium and an interactive room where your kids will play with physics. Also a room full of reptiles and a Science Center. House of Nature is so big that you could spend a whole day inside without being bored. Also you have a great restaurant suitable for families with a soft play area.

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Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until 5pm. Closed on 25th December

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2. Spielzeug Museum – Toy Museum

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Spielzeug Museum is designed for young children and is  among the best children’s museum in Europe. When you enter the premises, you are being asked to remove your shoes.  Wander the museum with your socks on wear Crocs shoes available for free at the reception.

Your kids will explore different areas on different floors. Like story telling, history of toys, play a massive racing-car game, pretend to be in shop or build something with wooden pieces. You could easily spend half a day in this museum.  This is a clear favorite attraction among locals with their toddlers or young children.

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Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 9am until 5pm / Closed on Whitesunday, 1 November, 24, 25 and 31 December

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3. Hohensalzburg Castle

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The first time you discover the city of Salzburg, you can’t help looking up at this magnificent fortress and the Hohensalzburg Castle. While you could walk up to the fortress, it is advisable to take the funicular with your children which includes tickets entries to the castle and museums. You will be guaranteed to experience one of the best attractions for Kids while visiting Salzburg.

This activity is probably best done in the morning so you can take great pictures from the fortress overlooking the beautiful landscapes that surround Salzburg. In the entrance of the museum, there is a great introduction about how the castle has evolved over time since the 11th century.

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Opening Hours: check website as they vary depending of the season

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4. Marionette Museum

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On your visit to the Fortress, don’t miss to spend some time in the Marionette Museum where you and your kids can learn the history of Salzburg and of course experience different sceneries inspired by Mozart Operas.

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Opening Hours: same as the Fortress

5. Hangar 7

Hangar 7 is so much more than an aircraft hangar. Close by the Salzburg Airport, this venue hosts the famous Red Bull Aircraft but also Formula 1 cars. The architecture of this hanger is quite unique also with a cafĂ©, a restaurant with guest chefs and different temporary exhibitions. On your way back to the airport, you should definitely spend 2 hours over there and also it’s FREE.

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Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until Midnight

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6. Old Town

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Wandering around the small streets of the Old Town or Altstadt will allow you to capture the history of the city and discover the beautiful buildings that make this site ​listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Day and Night, this walk is worth to do with your kids before heading inside one of the museums.

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7. Petersfriedhof  – St. Peter’s Cemetery

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Visiting a cemetery with kids could be a strange idea but this is a beautiful site with unique tombs and a sense of incredible history. If you visit the cemetery in the Winter with the snow, it’s truly magical. If your kids can walk without any assistance, it’s worth to visit the catacombs as well.

Address: Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, 5010 Salzburg, Austria

Opening Hours:  Daily from 6.30am until 6pm

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8. Mirabell Palace & Gardens

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Mirabell Palace was build at the beginning of the 17th century by Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress Salome Alt. The gardens were build later in the century and are now a famous place to shoot weddings pictures. No matter which season you are visiting Salzburg, you will be enchanted by these gardens and maybe you will sing the Sound of Music since the movie was shot there too.

Address: Mirabellplatz, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Opening Hours: Open daily from 8am until 6pm for the Palace and from 6am to dusk for the Gardens

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9. Salt Mine of Berchtesgaden

With a short 20min bus ride from Salzburg, you can experience the Salt Mine of Berchtesgaden that were initially discovered in the 12th century. The site offer a great family ride for the whole family. You and your children will love this magical site and will go back to history to live as miners. Salt Mines of Berchtesgaden are among the most popular attractions of Bavaria.

How to get there: From Salzburg, take the No. 840 bus and get off at the “Salzbergwerk” stop.

Address: Bergwerkstraße 83, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany

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10. Salzburg Open-Air Museum

As its name suggests, this open air museum is a great venue for a day out with a nice weather. Your kids will explore different houses and enjoy a great playground, sitting in a ‘old school’ class, take a ride on the heritage railway. You can also have a picnic in different allocated areas of the site. A great family attraction for sure.

Address: Hasenweg 1, 5084 Großgmain, Austria

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