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Salzburg Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt) Tours and Activities

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Salzburg’s Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt or Altstadt Salzburg) is the historical and navigational heart of the city, a maze of medieval streets stretching along the banks of the Salzach River. The birthplace of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s atmospheric Altstadt is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site and overlooked by the hilltop Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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Salzburg Sightseeing City Cruise on Salzach River

Salzburg Sightseeing City Cruise on Salzach River

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See the city of Salzburg from a whole new angle on this 40-minute Salzach River sightseeing cruise. Choose the departure time to suit your schedule and hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Marktsteg — the heart of Salzburg’s pretty Old Town. Cruise in comfort onto the gentle Salzach River with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the city’s medieval riverbanks. Admire the soaring peaks of the Hagenbirge and Tennengebirge in the mighty Tennen Mountains. Then, return to Marktsteg and take in the views from the other side of the river.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.95
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$19.95

Salzburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Salzburg City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Salzburg's attractions during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Listen to the onboard commentary in 13 languages, then hop off at any one of the 12 stops to explore further on your own. Two-day and day ticket options available to suit your budget and schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.52
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$29.52

River Cruise & Hellbrunn Palace & world-famous watertrick fountains in Salzburg

River Cruise & Hellbrunn Palace & world-famous watertrick fountains in Salzburg

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Admire medieval Salzburg from the water and discover one of the city’s top attractions on this 2.5-hour Hellbrunn Palace visit and Old Town river cruise. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Salzburg’s Old Town and cruise out onto the Salzach River with your guide. Gaze over the city’s medieval riverbanks on route to the 17th-century Hellbrunn Palace. Explore the Baroque palace and gardens at your leisure with your audio guide, and discover the water fountains for which the palace is famous. Afterward, transfer back to Salzburg by double-decker bus. 
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.45
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$41.45

Private Half-Day Eagle's Nest Tour from Salzburg

Private Half-Day Eagle's Nest Tour from Salzburg

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See both the Eagle’s Nest and the underground bunkers of Berchtesgaden in just half a day. The trip from Salzburg is ideal if you don’t have much time but do want to see the historic sites. Check out the opening scene location from the Sound of Music as you travel high through the hills, then gaze out at the alps from the Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s mountain retreat. On your way back to Salzburg, you’ll call in at the underground bunkers and Berghof grounds, too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$472.36
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$472.36
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Sound of Music / Hallstatt Tour

Sound of Music / Hallstatt Tour

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Let us take you out for an unforgettable day. Following the Von Trapp story, we want to visit several movie locations of the "Sound of Music". The 16-going-on17-gazebo and of course the wedding church. Your enthusiastic tour guide will give you lots of information about the filming of the Sound of Music, the real of Trapp family and Austrian culture and lifestyle in general. On this tour, we want to take a tour through the Austrian Lake District to visit the UNESCO world cultural heritage site Hallstatt. You'll learn about the fascinating story of this salt mining town and spend 2 hours exploring this picturesque village on your own.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.10
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$137.10

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Salzburg and Austria’s scenic Lake District on a 5-hour tour. Departing from Salzburg, follow an expert guide through the city's UNESCO-listed Old Town and pay homage to the place where Mozart was born. Afterward, admire the famous Gothic altar in the village church of St Wolfgang, and take a boat ride across the lake to St Gilgen. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.53
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$78.53

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour with Coffee and Cake

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour with Coffee and Cake

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Discover the highlights of historic Salzburg on a 1-hour city tour by bus of the city that includes coffee and cake at a local restaurant after the tour. Join a guide and small group on a specially-designed route that offers the perfect introduction to Salzburg. This 1-hour city tour of Salzburg has departures throughout the day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.13
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$41.13

2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour

2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour

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Discover the UNESCO-listed city of Salzburg on this 2-hour private tour. Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the city’s history, architecture and culture as you pass top sites including Mozart’s House, Salzburg Cathedral and Mirabell Palace. Soak up the stunning Baroque buildings and see iconic film locations from ‘The Sound of Music.’ Numbers are limited to eight people on this private tour to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.80
per group
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$259.80
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9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan

9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan

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Fans of "The Sound of Music" should not miss this special guided tour. In a small group of no more than eight, you will follow the von Trapp story to several filming locations of the classic film, learning about the real von Trapp family and Austrian culture as you travel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.55
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$68.55

2 pm Sound of Music Tour by minivan

2 pm Sound of Music Tour by minivan

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If you are a fan of the Sound of Music, ensure you don't miss any of the movie locations in Salzburg by joining this special guided tour. In a small group of no more than eight people, follow the Von Trapp story as you head for such locations as Leopoldskroner Weiher and Schloss Hellbrunn.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.55
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$68.55

Salzburg City Tour Including Salzach River Sightseeing Cruise

Salzburg City Tour Including Salzach River Sightseeing Cruise

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Get a comprehensive tour of Salzburg in just 2 hours. Embark on a 1-hour coach tour of Salzburg's Old Town, Mirabell Square, and Schloss Leopoldskron, followed by a 40-minute cruise on the Salzach River. Choose from a variety of departure times to fit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.13
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$41.13

Salzburg Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Sparkling Wine and Food

Salzburg Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Sparkling Wine and Food

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What to expect - Enjoy for the first time typical specialties and delicacies of the famous Austrian cuisine during your carriage ride and let yourself be enchanted by the old town of Salzburg with its fascinating sights.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$429.98
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$429.98
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Hallstatt from Salzburg - 6-hour private Tour

Hallstatt from Salzburg - 6-hour private Tour

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It can take over 2 hours to get to the lakeside village of Hallstatt from Salzburg by train. Save yourself time and hassle, and get the most out of your day trip by booking a tour with a private guide. Your guide takes you to the mill village of Ebenau, the azure Wolfgang Lake, and shows you the best of Hallstatt. Come home with amazing photos of your day in the Lake District.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$311.59
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$311.59
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Salzburg Lake District and Hallstatt from Salzburg

Private Tour: Salzburg Lake District and Hallstatt from Salzburg

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Admire the beauty of the Austrian countryside on this private 8-hour Salzburg Lake District and Hallstatt tour from Salzburg. Leave bustling Salzburg behind and travel into rural Austria with your private guide. Take the country roads to the village of Ebenau and discover the 17th-century Waschl Mill. Continue through Fuschl and enjoy fine views over Fuschl Castle and Lake Fuschl. Explore Wolfgang Lake and the villages of St Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Bad Ischl. See top attractions in Hallstatt including Charnel House and Hallstatt Museum, and explore at your leisure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$429.98
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$429.98
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Salzburg Highlight Tour with Fortress Hohensalzburg

Salzburg Highlight Tour with Fortress Hohensalzburg

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Explore Salzburg and see the city’s major sights on this private guided walking tour. Stroll through the Mirabell Garden, see Mozart's residence and Trinity Church, and walk to the Salzach River and take in the views of the Old Town of Salzburg. Browse the Farmers Market, which is filled with vendors selling local cheeses, sausages, and pretzels with beer.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.94
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$312.94
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Eagle's Nest and 'The Where Eagles Dare Castle' of Werfen

Eagle's Nest and 'The Where Eagles Dare Castle' of Werfen

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It can be overwhelming to research and plan an itinerary to see multiple dispersed attractions in one day. This day trip from Salzburg takes the stress out of planning by having everything organized for you. After a hotel pickup, you’ll travel to the Obersalzberg region, and see the Berghof ruins. Explore the Eagle’s Nest, Golling Waterfalls, and the Castle of Werfen. You’ll have plenty of time to explore independently, and find a spot for lunch too.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.55
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$460.55
Price varies by group size

Private Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

Private Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

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Experience the glories of the Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) including the UNESCO-listed Hallstatt region, on a 6-hour private tour from Salzburg. Venture past emerald Lake Fuschl and St. Gilgen, and call at the spa town of Bad Ischl. Then, enjoy free time to stroll, shop, and have lunch (own expense) in lakeside Hallstatt before admiring the Dachstein glacier from Lake Gosau. Price is per vehicle, and includes private transport and Salzburg hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$566.83
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$566.83
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Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Full-Day Tour from Salzburg

Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Full-Day Tour from Salzburg

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Bask in the scenery of Austria’s Salzkammergut (Lake District) and lakeside Hallstatt on this full-day private minivan tour from Salzburg. Drive by Lake Fuschlsee and take in St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgangsee, and the spa town of Bad Ischl. Then, stroll, eat, and sightsee in Hallstatt, dubbed the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut,' before a photo stop at the Dachstein Glacier at Gosausee. Upgrade from a driver-guide to a chauffeur and separate guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$767.58
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$767.58
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Private Eagle's Nest and King's Lake Tour from Salzburg

Private Eagle's Nest and King's Lake Tour from Salzburg

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With a dedicated guide, visit Hitler's mountain retreat, the Eagle's Nest, and enjoy views over the Alps. Stop by the glacial lake of Königsee, and walk over to the Malerwinkel viewpoint. Take a break in Berchtesgaden, a typical Bavarian town, where you can purchase lunch. This private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary. Round-trip transportation from your Salzburg hotel included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$614.06
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$614.06
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Private Bavarian Alps & Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg

Private Bavarian Alps & Eagle’s Nest Day Trip from Salzburg

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Explore Adolf Hitler’s World War II lairs in the Bavarian Alps on this full-day private tour from Salzburg. Admire the mountain-and-lake scenery and visit the Nazi leader’s mountaintop Eagle’s Nest retreat. Experience the building and its bird’s-eye views, and explore bunkers, the site of Hitler’s home, and Berchtesgaden town before opting to visit a salt mine or cruise on Lake Königssee. Price is per vehicle, and includes private transport and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$814.81
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Private Custom Hallstatt & Lake District Tour

Private Custom Hallstatt & Lake District Tour

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Take a day out from your Salzburg sightseeing to experience the World Heritage views and mountain charm of Austria’s Lake District. Chauffeuring you in a private vehicle past glaciers, shimmering lakes, and alpine forests, a guide designs a custom itinerary based on your group’s interest. Ride the funicular, explore ice caves, or visit a salt mine in lakeside Hallstatt, and stop for photos against the otherworldly backdrop of the Dachstein Mountains.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$814.81
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$814.81
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Private Tour: Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains from Salzburg

Private Tour: Highlights of the Bavarian Mountains from Salzburg

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Escape the city and marvel on this private 8-hour Bavarian Mountains tour from Salzburg. Travel along the Kingslake River Valley deep into the Bavarian Mountains with your private guide. Admire breathtaking views over Austria’s mighty Lake District from the top of Obersalzberg. Head off the tourist trail to Hinterbrand and enjoy a walk along the shore of Koenigssee Lake. Explore the pretty mountain town of Berchtesgaden during your free time, then return to Salzburg via a 450 year-old salt mine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$859.97
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$859.97
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Private Eagle's Nest & The Hills are Alive

Private Eagle's Nest & The Hills are Alive

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Combine a visit to Hitler's mountain retreat with stops at filming locations from the Sound of Music on this full-day private tour from Salzburg. Enjoy a flexible itinerary and personalized attention on this private tour with a dedicated guide. Midday, stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice (own expense). Round-trip transportation from Salzburg hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$814.81
per group
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$814.81
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Customized Private Tour to Salzburg for Cruise Guests from Linz or Passau

Customized Private Tour to Salzburg for Cruise Guests from Linz or Passau

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On this full-day, customizable shore excursion, you’ll cover the highlights of Austria’s most scenic and history-rich locations. Choose from bespoke itineraries to postcard-perfect Hallstatt, the picturesque city of Salzburg, or the panoramic Eagle’s Nest, a hilltop lodge. Tours are specially designed for cruise ship passengers, ensuring you’ll be transferred back to the port in time to sail.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,287.17
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$1,287.17
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How much does it cost to visit Salzburg Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Salzburg Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt) costs USD 19.95. Guided Salzburg Old Town (Salzburger Altstadt) tours start around USD 19.95 per person.
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