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?
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you and put together a selection of the best child-friendly Outdoor activities in Salzburg.
1. Old Town
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.
2. Petersfriedhof – St. Peter’s Cemetery
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.
Opening Hours: Daily from 6.30am until 6pm
3. Mirabell Palace & Gardens
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.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 8am until 6pm for the Palace and from 6am to dusk for the Gardens
4. 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.
Opening Hours: visit their website
5. 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
March 18 to November 4: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 to 18:00 (last admission 17:00)
July 1 to August 31: daily 9:00 to 18:00 (last admission 17:00)
December 26 to January 06: daily 10:00 to 16:00 (last Admission 15:00)
Special hours: Easter Monday (April 2), May 1, Whit Monday (May 21)
Visit Salzburg with your kids for a Family City Break: Salzburg is one of the best child-friendly cities in Austria, featuring great family-friendly restaurants, exciting outdoor activities, indoor attractions for young children and last but not least a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers. At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Salzburg without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Salzburg for your next family weekend, just visit our different Salzburg pages to find what this Austrian city has to offer.
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