Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in Salzburg, Austria in 2023

1. Visit the Mirabell Palace and Gardens 🏰🌸

A must-visit for any family travelling to Salzburg is the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Not only is it one of the most beautiful Baroque structures in Europe, but it also features a wonderful garden that’s perfect for a picnic or a leisurely stroll. The children will love the Dwarf Garden, a collection of charming and whimsical statues.

2. Ride the FestungsBahn Funicular to Hohensalzburg Fortress πŸš‹πŸ°

Next on the list is a fun-filled ride on the FestungsBahn Funicular up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The views from the fortress are breathtaking, and the ride itself is an exciting experience for kids. The fortress also houses several museums that provide a peek into the city’s history.

3. Explore the Haus der Natur (House of Nature) πŸ¦–πŸŒ

If your family loves science and nature, the Haus der Natur is the place to go. This museum offers interactive exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to space exploration. The highlight for many is the Science Center, filled with over 80 hands-on stations where children can learn while having fun.

4. Enjoy a Puppet Show at the Salzburg Marionette Theatre 🎭πŸͺ’

The Salzburg Marionette Theatre is a unique experience that marries art, music, and storytelling. The performances range from fairy tales for younger children to Mozart operas for older kids and adults.

5. Take a Stroll through Hellbrunn Palace and Trick Fountains πŸ’¦πŸ°

A visit to the Hellbrunn Palace promises a day full of surprises. The Trick Fountains are a delight for kids, with hidden water jets providing unexpected splashes of fun.

6. Visit the Toy Museum (Spielzeug Museum) πŸ§ΈπŸš‚

The Salzburg Toy Museum is a paradise for children and those young at heart. The museum showcases toys from different eras, and there’s also a play area where kids can test out some of the toys.

7. Take a Sound of Music Tour πŸŽΆπŸ“½οΈ

For fans of the classic film, a Sound of Music Tour is a must. The tour takes you to the film’s iconic locations and even includes some singing on the bus!

8. Visit Salzburg Zoo πŸ’πŸ¦

A visit to the Salzburg Zoo is a great day out for families. The zoo houses a variety of animals from different continents and is committed to simulating the animals’ natural habitats as closely as possible.

9. Explore the Salt Mines (Salzwelten Hallein) β›οΈπŸ’Ž

Take an underground adventure into the Salt Mines of Hallein. The tour includes a train ride into the mines, a slide down to deeper levels, and a boat ride across an underground lake.

10. Enjoy Outdoor Activities at the SalzburgerLand πŸžοΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ

Last but not least, the SalzburgerLand offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and swimming in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. This is a great way to enjoy Austria’s natural beauty while having fun as a family.

πŸ”— Useful Links
Salzburg Tourism Official Website
SalzburgerLand Official Website
Austrian Federal Railways (Train Travel)
Salzburg Airport
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