Photo Essay of Salzburg, Austria

Ever thought about going to Austria? Salzburg should be at the top of your list!

Salzburg is one of the prettiest cities I have ever been to. Each day that I was able to spend there did not disappoint in terms of beauty, and it did not disappoint in other aspects either. I had a great time in the city, and I was able to capture some  of its beauty. Come check out the pictures for yourself, and see if you think I’m telling the truth.


Hellbrunn Palace – During our city bus tour, one of our stops was at the Hellbrunn Palace. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the opportunity to go inside, but the grounds were exquisite. No surprise there. The palace itself is massive, and it blew my mind it was only considered a day palace, so no bedrooms are inside.


Mirabell Gardens – The grounds here are one of the prettiest I have ever seen! The designs are gorgeous to look at, and we even had the opportunity to see flowers being planted into the intricate designs. It was pretty cool!

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Wolfgangsee Lake – During the Sound of Music Bus Tour, we made a pit stop at this lake. I cannot get over how picturesque this landscape is. Because I’m super corny, I also have to let you know that here you will find that ‘the hills are alive with the sound of music’!


Hohensalzburg Castle – The views from the castle are amazing! So beautiful. You can see the entire city, as well as the river and the mountains. And it genuinely surprised me that you can hear commotion from the city as well. When we were visited, there was a car race throughout the city, and you could hear {and see} them from the castle!


Makartsteg Bridge – This bridge connects the two sections of the city, which is separated by the Salzach River. As you can see, individuals and couples have adopted the idea of attaching locks as a symbolism for their everlasting love.


Mirabell Gardens – Not only do these gardens have elegant flowers and designs, they also have multiple fountains. We were also able to attend a free concert — full band and everything! This is definitely the place to be in the evenings.


Hellbrunn Palace – This beautiful pathway is located just outside of the entrance to the Hellbrunn Palace. I didn’t have time to walk down that far, but the path seemed to go on forever! There were lots of people walking and biking through…somehow I was lucky enough to not capture even one!


Salzburg, Austria – Because any view with gelato is a beautiful view indeed! Right behind us you can see the Makartsteg bridge, and all the people out and about ready to enjoy the pretty day!


Hellbrunn Palace – Remember the song ’16 Going on 17′ in the movie The Sound of Music? Well, you’re looking at the pavilion that was used during that scene!


Hohensalzburg Castle – Take it in. Go see it for yourself. Breathtaking is an understatement. I could stare at a view like this all day long!


Salzburg, Austria – On the way up to the castle, we passed this market place filled with stands selling souvenir gifts, and we came across this massive chess board. I didn’t notice anyone playing chess on our way up or down. If I knew had to play chess, I would have definitely engaged! It reminded me of a mini chess board from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!


Salzburg, you’ve been good to me, and I will definitely be back to enjoy your views, your people, your ice cream, and your culture. I could never tire of everything you have to offer, and I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know you even for just a little bit! Thank you for the friendships created, the information learned, and the laughs shared. Thank you for the beautiful memories, the wonderful people, and of course, for the delicious Hugo!


Well there you have it. Some of my pictures from my amazing trip. I hope these photos were able to portray even a sliver of the beauty that this city has to offer. Have you ever been to Salzburg before? What did you think of the city? Let me know in the comments!

27 thoughts on “Photo Essay of Salzburg, Austria”

  1. The lake and castle look absolutely stunning… Also what is a day palace haha? I get that there are no bedrooms but did they really have a whole palace just for the day time? Seems incredibly inconvenient!

    Thanks for the mega info though, definitely puts Salzburg on my list of places to go in the future! 💚

    1. Haha I’m right there with you! Makes no sense to me at all…but I guess if you can afford it, why not? But then what happens if you want to take a nap?! Haha thanks for reading, and hope you’ll be able to visit!!

  2. I *still* haven’t been to Austria, but I really want to book a trip after reading your post! Funnily enough, I only seem to think of visiting it in winter (probably because I associate it with Christmas markets, etc.) but now that I’ve seen your photos with the beautiful blue skies and the sun, I’m really considering it for a spring/summer trip! It looks like you had a lovely time. 🙂

    xo Jaime

    1. I’ve heard their Christmas markets are second to none! So I’ll have to make at least one more trip back to see what it’s like in the winter. But yes, the summer was amazing!! And I had a great time!

    1. That dress is super comfy, AND it has pockets! {I was on the fence until I found the pockets}. And ah then you would love the Sound of Music Bus Tour! It took you to all these amazing locations and you learn some very interesting facts. For example, the movie is not famous in Austria, Germany, or Switzerland!

  3. Beautiful sites! Would love to travel there some day. In the interim, thanks for letting me live vicariously through you!

  4. As an Austrian living on the other side of the world, it was so lovely to see your joy and appreciation of Salzburg! Austria is a lot of things, provincial, close minded and traditionalist, but it is also these things that have kept it beautiful and unique – like a scene from a Brother’s Grimm fairytale!

    1. I couldn’t fully capture the experience I had in Austria in photographs, or through words. It was truly an amazing time. I’m so happy I was able to visit the beautiful city!

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