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Salzburg Christmas Market Tour

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    Stop At: Residenzplatz Market, Residenzplatz 1, Salzburg 5020 Austria

    We will meet at the residence square and walk around the Christmas market. Learn who lived in the Residence building, why Christmas markets were important to people, where to still find real arts and crafts from Salzburg, how salt trade impacted life here or what kind of traditions happen during the Christmas season.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Salzburg Cathedral, Kapitelplatz 2, Salzburg 5020 Austria

    Visit the Salzburg Dom and be amazed by the beautiful baroque design from the 17th century. Find 7 organs inside, a beautifully handcrafted manger and a historic baptismal font. Learn about the story of the song Silent Night, how christmas traditions developed and how locals celebrate Christmas​ in this church.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), Sankt-Peter-Bezirk off Kapitalpl., Salzburg 5020 Austria

    Stop at one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries Europe's to learn about Salzburg's history, the musicians Michael Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Next to the monastery is the beautiful cemetery with all the wrought iron crosses, one of Europe's oldest Restaurant, small hidden areas decorated beautifully for Christmas. Also, follow the smell of freshly baked bread to the oldest bakery in town.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Salzburg Festival, Hofstallgasse 1/5020, Salzburg 5020 Austria

    Many Christmas performances happen here in this big Festival Hall since the last century. Already the van Trapp family started their career with a choir contest in Salzburg. Listen to some interesting stories before going on to the next sight.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Getreidegasse, Salzburg 5020 Austria

    W.A.Mozart was born in the most famous shopping street. He started his career with his sister early in life. The Mozart Museum is worth a visit during your stay. We will talk about his life in front of the building to be able to also see the buildings and shops.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Old Market Square (Alter Markt), Moenchsberg Near Domplatz, Salzburg 5020 Austria

    This square offers well-known coffee houses or candy shops. Try one of the famous Mozartkugel (chocolate) from a shop and find out how or where they are made.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Residenzplatz Market, Residenzplatz 1, Salzburg 5020 Austria

    Back at the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt, you will see the Christmas tree with many lights. Learn about the tradition of the trees, the purpose of a green tree, the traditions and celebrations during the winter season.
    Finish the tour, warm up with a warm drink and delicious local food at one of the food stands with homemade delicacies.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Reviewed January 1, 2019

    Our guide, Michaela Muhr, did a great job making this a fun and informative tour. We covered both holiday traditions and local history, seeing the Christmas Markets as well as local must-see sights. She knows a lot about the area and we learned a lot....More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Donna H
    Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

    My wife and I and another couple toured Salzburg with Michaela today. We found Michaela engaging, funny and highly knowledgeable. She took us on a walking tour for ~3 hours and provided us the history as well as introduced us to good food. She spoke...More

    Thank WVURover
    Reviewed March 13, 2018

    A very beautiful and magical trip though the Christmas markets and churches horse and carriage rides going around the old city of Salzburg. Going there with my young three kids and I will always be in my mine each Christmas that comes. The locals help...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank mikesdecoratives2018
    Reviewed December 22, 2017

    We booked Michaela Muhr through 'Tours by Locals' and could not have been happier. She was patient, knowledgable, clear speaking and a general delight to be around. She had a measured and thoughtful answer for every questions that we asked, and never made us feel...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    1  Thank kaktravellife
    Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

    We had a lovely tour of the Christmas markets with Michaela. Learnt a lot about the history of Salzburg from a very friendly host. She made a point of taking us to a few spots where you could get some lovely framing of the fortress...More

    Date of experience: December 2016
    Thank ElScudo
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