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Accompanying Person

Fees for Accompanying Person include:

  • Invitation to the Welcome Reception
  • Half–day tours on Thursday, September 10 & Friday, September 11

Thursday, September 10. 2009 from 09:00 until 13:00 (Bus tour)

Who isn't familiar with the story of the von Trapp family as told in the legendary film 'The Sound of Music' with Julie Andrews in the main role?The original scenes were mainly filmed in the city and region of Salzburg.

Relax in the comfortable coaches and discover all the background information about the film in your own language from one of the professional tour guides.

The tour of the city is followed by an outing to the legendary and breathtaking scenery of the Salzkammergut region.

  • Some of the sights and locations on the tour are:
  • Mirabell gardens and Schloss Leopoldskron palace
  • Schloss Hellbrunn palace and Nonnberg Benedictine monastery
  • St. Gilgenon Lake Wolfgangsee and the 12th century Benedictine church in the
    town of Mondsee.

Duration of tour: Approx. 4 hours
Limited spaces available

Friday, September 11, 2009 from 10:00 until 12:30 (City walking tour)

Take in all the major sights and important places as well as the history of the city as told by a professional tour guide. Beginning at Schloss Mirabell palace you will marvel at the Engelsstiege and Raphael Donner’s baroque sculptures, and the Marmorsaal, the most beautiful marble wedding venue in Central Europe.

We then continue to the beautifully designed Mirabell gardens featuring statues and marble vases styled by Fischer von Erlach. Passing the Salzburg Landestheater and Mozart’s residence on Markartplatz square we cross the River Salzach and head in the direction of the old town.

The magnificent old town boasts a great number of buildings of historical and architectural interest such as the Dom cathedral, the most monumental early baroque building on the northern side of the Alps, built to the plans of Santino Solaris. Close by there’s St. Peter’s abbey founded in 696 AD by Saint Rupert as well as St. Peter’s graveyard with early Christian catacombs and the graves of numerous historical individuals.

Moving on to Salzburg’s most elegant shopping street, Getreidegasse, we find this street is home to what is probably the most often photographed building in the city; the house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born, known as the Geburtshaus. An exhibition of artefacts reveals how he lived and bears witness to the creative genius of this great composer.

The tour is rounded off perfectly with a visit to the castle, Festung Hohensalzburg. Originally built under the auspices of Archbishop Gebhard, building work was finally ceased in the 17th century. Salzburg’s most important landmark is the largest completely preserved fortress in Central Europe.

Duration of walk: Approx. 2.5 hours
Limited spaces available