Salzburg, Austria

Area Code 0662, $1=ATS14.40, Jan 19, 2001

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This is the most famous town in Austria. It is very expensive to look around. But it is very beautiful and very rich in culture. If you know about the town, please buy a guide book for all details. ITIS Travelers provide all practical information which is not in the official guide books.
The train station is located N from the center. Many buses are running to the center(Zentrum), bus #1,2, 5, 6, 55. It is possible to walk about 20 min on foot. There are two YH are operating near the train station in summer and 1 in winter.
i Information Office: At the train station platform, T889-87340. M-Sa8:45-19:45.
i Information office(City and regional): Mozartplatz #5, T889-87330, M-Sa 9-18, Su10-18. Summer it opens longer. The city tour starts at 12:15
i Information office: At the airport.,
Map with simple sight description is sold with 10ATS. But the hotel list with map is almost same. This map list YH. However, the YH locations are not shown on the hotel maps. If you want to know the locations for YHs on map. You have to buy the 10ATS map. For the sights, Salzburg Card pamphlet has very simple description and the location for the attraction.
For the Salzburg card is expensive but recommended to buy. See sight section for more details.
AE American Express: 5-7 Mozartplatz T662-8080,
M Post office: At the train station, 6-23:00
M1 Post office: Residenceplatz, near Mozartpl. M-F7-17:00
M2 International Telephone Discont: Kaiserschtzenstr 8, Go out from the train station and pass through the Forum shopping center 50m. It is on the left side. M-F6:30-21:30, Sa8:21, Su13-18:00. Phone Tax 10ATS + to USA/UK 2.98/min, to Japan 3.6/min, to Australia/NZ 5.90ATS/min.
P Police: Rudolfskai #2, T133. near the Staatbrucke bridge, Old town.
H Doctor: Karl-Renner Str #7,
Ph Pharmacy: many in town. M-F8-12:30, 14:30-18:00 Sa 8-12:00. Sunday and after hour, they take turns so ask your hotel manager or information office.
m Mirabel Market: Mirabelplaz. Every Thursday. Excellent market selling food and daily goods.
m Daily market: at the Universatatzplz in old town. Not as good as Mirabel market. But it sells cheap food.
la Laundry: Norge Exquisit: Paris-Lodronstr. Many YH have laundry facilities.
e Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus: Auerspergstrasse #2, T883544. Bath, sauna and water amusement facilities.
e Ice skate link: Mozartplatz. 50ATS for each session, 10-12, 13-15:30, 16-18, 18:30-21:30. shoes rental 35ATS. No student discount.
c Cinema Das Kino: Steingasse, 70-100ATS. The program is usually posted at your hostel.

@ Cafe Peterfun: Across the street from the train station, located between the sex shop and Sparkasse Bank. 40ATS/30min. 70ATS/hr
@ Internet cafe: Mozartplz, near the information office. 10-22:00, 2ATS/min.
@ Telecom shop: Marktplz, M-Sa9-18:00 Free but some employees don't like travelers use it. The terminal is set at the end of the shop.

Local Transport
From most of the hostels, it is possible to walk to the old city center. Once you are in, Within the old city, you don't need bus system.
Bus/trolley buses are running through out the city. The bus routes are clearly shown on the official map. Single 20ATS, Day 40ATS. Watch out the one-way system for the city road. The bus route on the map shows the one-way system as well. If you have Salzburg card, all public transport is free.
Red #10 bus,
free, is running within the old city.
rb Rental bicycle: Many hostels rent bikes or mountain bikes less than 100ATS/day. You can rent one at the train station with 100ATS with a train ticket or 150ATS without tickets.

A Salzburg Airport: 5km W from the city center. Accessible by city bus #77 to/from the train station. Then to the city center take another bus, #1,2,5,6,55 etc. The first bus ticket is valid for the 2 nd bus.
Austrian Airlines: T1789
Lufthansa: 0800-900-800, Swissair: 0800-810-850
Sabena: 0810-810-850, Crossair: 0810-810-860
T Train station: This info will be added soon.
B Bus station:This info will be added soon.

This info will be added soon.

During the summer time, recommend to make reservation. Most YH takes credit card for the payment and for the reservation.
Open All Year Around
h YH Salzburg: Josef-Preis Alle #18, T842670,, Check-in 11-13, 15:30-24:00 sb dr201(8 bed)-251ATS(4 bed), s d available bf(good) HW locker, LA(wash 20, dry 20ATS) C5 Dinner is available during summer. Access: take bus #5 from the train station and get off Justizgebaude(After crossing the river 3 rd stop.) and follow the sign.
h YH Eduard-heinrich-Haus: Eduard-Heinrich-strasse #2, T625976, Check-in 7-9, 17-24:00, ab dr 197ATS(6 bed) bf C4, Access: From the train station take bus #51 to Polizeidirektion(After crossing the river, 7 th stop)
h YH Aigen: Aignerstrasse #34, T623248, Check-in 17:00-24:00, dr197ATS(6 bed), bf C4 Access: From the train station take bus #5,6 or 51 to Mozartsteg then change bus #49(Your first bus ticket is still valid) to Finanzamt bus stop,
h YO-HO Jugendhotel: Paracelsusstr. #9, T873460, sb dr(6 bed) first day-170, 2 nd-150, 3 rd or more 85ATS, C3. bf(45+) coffee 15, dinner 75+, Hot shower 10/6min. locker 1, 5, 10ATS(depends on the size)LA(?ATS). Many tours organized.
Access: Go out the train station walk left and turn left at the first tunnel under the rails and 2 nd right.

Open Only Summer
h YH Haunspergstrasse: Haunspergstrasse #27, T875030, June-September Check-in 7-14:00, 17-24:00 dr200ATS?(4 bed),
Go out from the train station and Keep going the same direction(Walk passing by the Forum shopping center on the right.) to Haunspergstrasse, 4 th street including the first big street in front of the train station.
h Naturfreundehaus(may be called as Gastenhause Burgerwehr): Monchserg 19c, T841729, open May 20 - Sep 10. dr 120ATS(From i-office) : From the train station take bus #5,6 or 51 and get off at the first stop after crossing the bridge. Walk back toward the hill, which is Monchseg hill. Take the lift(up only 25 or two way 33ATS) to the top.

There are not many options in the old town. The new towns has some but still limited. Many local people eat lunch at delis. Some restaurants offer lunch specials around 60ATS. Ask "Menu".
r Menza Toskana: Hellbrunnerstra 32a in old town. M-Th 8:30-18, F8:30-15:00, The student cafeteria where many cheap food, desert, drinks are available. No student ID requires.
r Stefanitsch: Mirabelplatz 6, Deli, M-Th8-17:45, F7:30-17:45, Sa7:30-12:00, This is a chained deli. There are some more in town. You can eat lunch around 50ATS.
r Kolbz: Deli, at the first bus stop after passing by Staatsbruck Bridge toward the train station. M-F8:30-18, Sa8:30-12. Another deli with full of local people.
r Fishmarkt: Ferdinand 4, near the Staatsbrucke bridge. "Fish deli". Many cheap fish dishes.
r Konditorei Peter Lohe: Elizabeth in new town. near the 2 nd tunnel from the train station. M-Th830-18, F9-17:30, Sa 10-17:00. Very comfortable cafe with a lot of cake selection.
r Cafe Platzl: Lederergasse #10,
r Local restaurant at the sport facility: Between YH Salzburg and the bus stop. M-F14-23:00. I am very sorry I could not get the name of it. But it is the excellent local restaurant. Highly Rec.

SO Sunday, MO Monday, DI Tuesday, MI Wednesday, DO Thursday, FR Friday, SA Saturday
Salzburg Card: 24 hour 230ATS, 48 hour 320ATS, 72hour 410ATS. No student fare for the card. This card allow you free entrance for most of the attractions in Salzburg and free for all public city transport. Since the entrance fees are very expensive, this card could save a lot of money.
S Fortress: Entrance fee system is very complicated. If you walk up on foot, the ground of the fortress costs 98ATS. The interior of the fortress 49ATS no student discount. But if you take funicular(May-Sep 9-21:00, Oct-Apr9-17:00) up-only 76ATS, up-&-down 87ATS which allow you to see the ground of the fortress without extra charge. But in this case to see the interior, it costs 138ATS. Audio system is available.
The Europe's largest well preserved fortress dated from 11C. No good view from the castle.
S Monchsberg: Excellent view from the top. You can take a lift, Monchsbergaufzug, Gstattengrasse #13, up-only 25, up&down 33ATS. No student discount. This hill can be climbed up from several locations. The pass on the hill is well maintained and go through many gates, walls, hotels, houses. Excellent walking.
S Mozart's Birthplace: Getreidegasse #9, Old Town. 9-17:30, 70ATS, ST-55ATS. The combained ticket with Mozart Risidence 110ATS, ST-85ATS. Mozart Amadeus was born here on Jan 27, 1756
S Mozart's Residence: Makartplatz #8, near the Staatsbrucke bridge. 9-17:30, 65ATS, ST-50ATS Audio. Mozart lived in the house 1773-1780
S Mozart Sound and Film Museum: Makartplats #8, MtuF9-13, WTh13-17:00 free.
S Mirabell Palace and gardens: Free, Beautiful garden
S -Barock Museum: at Mirabell garden. 42ATS, ST-21ATS, Tu-Sa9-12, 14-17 Su10-13:00
S -Residence and its art gallery: The residence of the Archbishop. You can choose either or take the both. The residence 70ATS student 55ATS, The combined fee 100ATS student 65ATS?. Audio system is available.
S -Cathedral Museum: 60ATS, ST-?, May-Oct M-Sa10-17, Su13-18:00
S -Cathedral Excavations: 20ATS, ST-?, May-Oct W-Su9-17:00
S Katakomben: At the foot of the hill. May-Sep Tu-Su10:30-17:00, Oct-Apr W-Th10:30-15:30, F-Su10:30-16:00, 12ATS,no student discount
S Hellbrun Palace and fountain: S from the city. take Bus #55 from the city to the end. Same bus fare. Fountain 80ATS, Place 40ATS student ?, guided tour only.
S City Cruse ships: 110-135ATS, Apr-Sep 9:30 - 17:00. Ask tourist info for more details.
S Sound of Music Tour: 400ATS. If you book from some YH, 350ATS. It lasts almost 4 hours which takes you around the town and the major locations for the movie telling many hidden stories of the movie. Hihgly Rec.

Ski deal
Place: Total downhill km, Gondola/chair/T-bar, Low-High of the ski slope, Tour cost from Salzburg(lift day pass) dep Salzburg/arrive ski place, dep ski place/arr Salzburg

Bad Gatein: 200km, 9/16/28, 835-2686m Tour 584ATS(360-430ATS) 9:13/10:43, 17:18/18:44,

Zell am See(Kaprun): 130km, 11/14/35, 758-3029m 644ATS(390-435ATS) 7:05/9:32, 16:15/18:40,

Dachstein-West: 85km, 2/6/38, 712-1600m, 318ATS(330ATS) 9:05/10:26, 16:40/17:55

Amade: 350km, 10/33/63, 750-2150m, 488ATS(370-400ATS) 9:05/10:23, 16:45/17:55

No special deals but good ski places
Obertauern: 120km 1/14/11, 1740-2355m, (440ATS)

Saalbach: 200km, 10/14/36, 850-2096m, (410-430ATS)

Hochkonig's Winterreich: 150km, 2/6/32, 800-2000m, (350-370ATS)

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