Salzburg prices

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$64.68

1 EUR = 1.06 USD

Salzburg hotel prices

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Rating Price (USD)
31.91 - 42.55
53.19 - 64.89
54.26 - 151.06
60.64 - 206.38
110.64 - 280.85

Salzburg hostel prices

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Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
21.28 - 27.93

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Hotel seasons

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Depending on the time of year you visit, you’ll notice different hotel prices. Summer (May through August) is considered the best time to visit with higher temperatures and flowers in bloom. This is also the time of year when most people visit and when you’ll find higher hotel prices.

Generally, the rest of the year sees less visitors with September and October serving as great months to travel if you’re looking for lower hotel rates while still being able to enjoy many outdoor activities outside of winter sports.

If you’re looking to stay in a fancy resort for relatively little money, try visiting between the months of November and February. Although this is the coldest and snowiest part of the year, it’s also a great time to save some money.

While Vienna is grand and important, Salzburg is photogenic and endlessly charming. At the base of the Alps, this is the place to visit in Austria beyond the capital, or perhaps even instead of the capital.

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In addition to the gorgeous old town in Salzburg, visitors here tend to focus on Mozart-related sights, and those associated with the Sound of Music movie. The Mozart birthplace and the Mozart resident can be a bit dry, but the Sound of Music bus tour is a blast, even for those who might not know the movie well.

Hotels and hostels in Salzburg offer pretty good value for this region, although they can be crowded and/or sold out during the summer festival season, so booking ahead is critical.

Food and drinks are also good value for this part of Europe, even at some of the more touristy places in the Old Town and nearby. The Augustiner Brewery is a cheap and unforgettable evening for beers and traditional food.

Salzburg attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Hohensalzburg Fortress This fortress dominates the city from above, with excellent views. You can save by walking up instead of the funicular. Adults 12.23
Walk-up 16.17
Children 6.38
Mozarts birth house This popular attraction in old town is a big draw in Salzburg. Adults 10.64
Children 3.72
Sound of Music bus tour Even if you don't know the movie, the half-day tour by Panorama is a fun and excellent way to see the area. Adults 44.68
Ages 4-12 22.34

Salzburg transportation prices USD

  Price
Taxi from airport to city center 27.66 - 37.23
3km taxi ride in Salzburg 8.51 - 13.83
Bus ride in Salzburg 2.77
24-hour bus pass 6.06

Salzburg food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Your hotel or hostel will likely include a breakfast buffet. If not, a supermarket or bakery is your best bet. 4.26 - 8.51
Budget lunch Bratwurst stands in Old Town are cheap, and other casual dining options are nearby. 5.32 - 9.57
Budget dinner Sit-down dinners can be reasonable even in Old Town or the Augustiner Brewery. 9.57 - 17.02
Beer (.5L) The Augustiner Brewery might be cheapest, but normal bars offer decent deals as well. 3.19 - 4.79

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Salzburg facts

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Population 146,600
Metro area 146,600
Time zone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart (SZG)

Avg temps & precip

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Best months to visit

June, July, September, October

weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

A noted saying in the area is “There is no bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”, though some visitors may agree with this motto, must will not. That’s why it’s a great idea to have a clear understanding of the seasons before vacationing.

Although Salzburg isn’t a ski town, it is still surrounded by snow covered mountains, making it a great winter vacation stay if you love winter sports. If not, you may find it too cold to do much outside.

Summer is viewed as the best time of year to visit with temps staying in the 60s and 70s. It is also the rainy time of year so remember to pack a rain jacket, just in case.

Fall and Spring experience a mixture of weather, depending on how close you are to winters’ start or end.

Sunrise and sunset

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