Salzburg harbour
Salzburg at dusk

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By Glasgow Airport
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Tuesday September 15, 2015

Whether your idea of a good time involves unearthing cultural treasures and dining in world-class restaurants or whizzing down immaculately groomed Alpine slopes, Austria’s most scenic city will do you proud. Discover the best of both worlds on a short break to Salzburg from Glasgow Airport.

Visitors have always flocked to Salzburg to admire the city’s spectacular baroque edifices and revel in its Sound of Music associations, but this is no living museum.

Uncovering modern Salzburg

Urban art

The new architecture here is just as impressive as the old – so along with visiting classic sights such as the fresco-adorned Residenz mansion (Residenzplatz 1), take the time to discover Hangar 7 (Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7a), South Tyrol Square, the Museum der Moderne (Mönchsberg 32) with its eclectic collection of modern art, and other contemporary Salzburg icons.    


Eat, drink and be merry

The modern renaissance in Salzburg has spread to the city’s bar and restaurant scene, with slick new hangouts opening on a weekly basis. You’ll find contemporary, French-influenced dishes at Esszimmer (Müllner Hauptstraße 33) and Pfefferschiff (Söllheim 3), an all-organic Indian menu at Spicy Spices (Wolf-Dietrich-Straße 1), and Michelin-starred fusion finger food at Carpe Diem (Getreidegasse 50). Ultra-hip bars such as Mayday (Hangar 7, Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7a) and the avant-garde Republic Café (Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2) lead the eclectic nightlife scene.


Get in the festive mood

The Salzburg calendar is increasingly packed with exciting events and festivals, including heavyweight musical extravaganza the Salzburg Festival (July-August), Salzburg Culture Days (October), Street Theatre – which puts on full-scale theatre productions on streets around the city – and annual performing arts festival Summer Scene (June-July). 


Take to the slopes

Pristine pistes

Salzburg has easy access to some of the most renowned ski resorts in Austria. Head to the medieval town of Kitzbühel for 170km of world-class slopes at all standards and endless freeriding opportunities, or take advantage of late-season skiing at Kühtai, Austria’s highest resort. Families will love the wide range of choices for beginners and excellent ski school at Gaissau-Hintersee, which is just a 30-minute drive from Salzburg.


Party on the piste

If you like to top off a day of skiing with a night on the town then look at one of the area’s livelier resorts. Mayrhofen combines 620km of groomed pistes with a famous après-ski scene, and the annual Snowbombing music festival is one of the ski season’s highlights. Ischgl is packed with high-end bars and hopping clubs, while buzzing Sölden draws a young and lively crowd.


Secret slopes

Keen to escape the crowds? There are plenty of lesser-known resorts around Salzburg that won’t leave you stuck in endless lift queues. Try Alpbach, a quiet, family-friendly resort that was once voted ‘Most Beautiful Village in Austria’, or discover endless fresh powder in the extensive Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area. Another option for explorers is to invest in a pass such as the Ski Amadé lift pass, which gives access to 760km of pistes in the Salzburg area and opens up a wealth of possibilities to snow junkies.


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