Salzburg is Austria's fourth-largest city, located in the northwest of the country, near the German border. The city's main attraction is the its historic center. Salzburg is located at the northern boundary of the Alps. The city is also famous as the hometown of composer Mozart, and the movie "The Sound of Music" was filmed here. The main attractions of the Old Town are Mozart's birth house, the summer palace of Salzburg's archbishop and the long Getreidegasse street, where every door of every shop is adorned in a medieval style or with genuine medieval signs. The city also has a huge chess board, which is painted on the ground, and a fairly large casino. The city also offers trips to the nearby salt mine, from which it got its name."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Salzburg forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Salzburg is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $73.35, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $277.27, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $101.35
- Hotel (3 stars): $110.00
- Hotel (4 stars): $144.35
- Hotel (5 stars): $301.59
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.38
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $24.14
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.61
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.47
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.20
Salzburg has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 78.8 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 87.6 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 72.2 (better than United states average 41.8)
More information: Salzburg safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.