Salzburg (Austria)

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."

Population: 148,521
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: German
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: If you receive good service round up the bill or tip about 5%
Time in destination: Jan 25, 2021, 8:39:10 AM

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Weather Forecast














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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 30.6 37.8 24.8 10
February 33.3 42.1 26.8 9
March 40.6 50.7 33.3 11
April 47.3 57.7 38.8 11
May 56.8 67.8 47.1 12
June 61.7 72.0 52.7 15
July 65.5 75.9 56.3 14
August 64.9 75.6 56.3 13
September 57.7 68.2 50.2 10
October 48.6 58.6 41.9 9
November 38.5 46.0 33.1 10
December 32.7 39.2 27.5 11

More information: Salzburg forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Salzburg is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $75.37, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $284.91, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $104.15
  • Hotel (3 stars): $113.03
  • Hotel (4 stars): $148.33
  • Hotel (5 stars): $309.90
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $13.86
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.98
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.74
  • Meal, McDonalds: $9.73
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.59

More information: Salzburg price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Salzburg destination map


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 47.9)
  • 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 41.7)

More information: Salzburg safety

Car Rental

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.

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